With over 18,000 children in foster care in Arizona, we are passionate about finding ways to fulfill God's call to love the orphan. Each year, we partner with a local organization to provide love and support to families in our community. This year, we are partnering with Arizona Baptist Children's Services (ABC) to provide backpacks filled with items that encourage, comfort, and bless foster children.
It is typical for a foster child to go in and out of different homes, sometimes frequently. This adjustment is understandably difficult for them. One thing that helps in the transition is having personal items all in one place, like a backpack, that they can grab and take with them wherever they go.
HOW IT WORKS
One of our Life Groups has donated all the backpacks and Holy Cross has included a bible for each bag. What we need is for families at Holy Cross to bless one or more foster children, identified on a tag, and purchase the items listed on the tag according to the child's age and gender. There will also be a list of additional or optional items that you may put in the bag.
WHEN DO I PICK UP A BAG?
Bags, and foster children tags, will be available starting Sunday, November 26th and go through Sunday, December 10th, or as supplies last. You can find the bags in the welcome area of the church. Someone will be present to assist you.
WHAT WILL I DO WITH THE BAG?
Fill up the bag with items on the foster child tag including additional or optional items. Once all the items have been purchased and placed in the bag, bring the bag back to church on or before December 17th. Someone will be in the welcome area of the church each Sunday to assist you.
If you have further questions, please email Bil Van Otterloo.