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When she arrived, she could barely read

By July 31, 2015 No Comments

Many of the precious children who arrive at Florida Baptist Children’s Homes are behind academically. We work diligently with each child to prepare them for the school year with the required school supplies and new clothes, provide necessary tutoring and increase their confidence through the word of God. The school year is approaching and we need your help!

Allie* came to one of our campuses over a year ago at 11 years old. When she arrived, she could barely read or write and her level of education was that of a first grader. Allie was born with hip dysplasia which causes crippling lameness and severe arthritis in her joints. Due to the numerous surgeries she had to endure in her young life, she missed most of her elementary school education.

Allie began to show progress after consistently receiving the care she so desperately needed from her FBCH house parents and volunteer tutors. Over the past year, she has gained friends on our campus and at her new school. She is even a member of the National Junior Honor Society! We are delighted at how far she has come.

We cannot care for children like Allie without your gift. Would you prayerfully consider providing necessary supplies for a child this school year? The children living on our campuses and in foster homes will be so grateful for the gift of a fresh start!

  “ALL your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their peace.” Isaiah 54:13 (NIV)

*Names, certain details and photographs have been changed for reasons of confidentiality.

Yes, I will give block
A sample of what your gift can do:

  • $50 – Two field trips for a child
  • $200 – School supplies for a child
  • $275 – School clothing for a child
  • $475 – School clothing and supplies for a child
  • $600 – School-related activities

All gifts are tax-deductible, and all are deeply appreciated. If gifts should exceed the amount needed to feed children this summer, then those funds will be applied to areas of greatest need for our kids.

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