Helping Children in Poverty at Disneyland
Meet Sarah, she’s 5 years old. Recently, Sarah received a bed from the The Dream Center’s Foster Care Intervention Team, along with other furniture for her family. For the first time in Sarah’s life she gets to have a bed all to herself.
No child should be separated from their loving parents due to poverty.
Over 50% of the children in our foster care system are removed from their parent’s home; not because of abuse or true neglect… but because of poverty.
Can you imagine the devastation of these parents and children?
Sadly, there are children right here in America who have loving homes; yet they are separated from their family simply because they live below the poverty line.
The Dream Center in Los Angeles works with the local social service department to help at risk families stay together.
Since The Dream Center Foster Care Intervention program started several years ago, thousands of loving families have been kept together or reunited.
How do they do it?
The Dream Center gets a list of families along with items the family needs from social services and they fill that need.
What kind of things do these families need?
Basic things that most of us take for granted; beds, dressers, refrigerators, food, diapers, clothing…
The Dream Center team pulls up in truck filled with items needed and with hope of Jesus to share.
So, how is it that we are helping children in poverty at Disneyland, you ask?
I have been asked to join a fundraising team for the Carousel of Possible Dreams at Disneyland to help these children stay united with families who love them.
On November 12, 2015 our fundraising team will ride the carousel at Disneyland 50 times to raise money for The Dream Center Foster Care Intervention Program.
Donations of ANY size will help tremendously!
Would you consider sponsoring me as I raise money to help these families?
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ – Matthew 25:40
I pray that you are abundantly blessed this week! May God shower you all with His grace, mercy and protection.
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