October 2016
Newsletter
HARVEST FESTIVAL AND 5K SUCCESS
We did it! WE HAD A BLAST!  Thank you to our donors, sponsors, friends, participants, volunteers, and others who joined us for the day of events, both from near and far.
As of today, we have raised: $20,462.70
for COMPACT Hillcrest Children's Home!  

We have some special thanks to shout out!

Event Host:

Platinum Event Sponsor:


Special Event Sponsor:
The Schiefelbein Family, Springdale, AR

Gold Event Sponsors:



Automated Control Solutions of Hot Springs 
Silver Event Sponsors:
Rockin' P Landscape Supply , Hot Springs Springs, AR
Dan and Carol Ferguson , Pleasant Hill, OR
Roy and Barbara Miller,  Holmesville, OH
Janet K. Moore, Hot Springs, AR 
Smith Drug and Compounding , Hot Springs, AR 
Special Thanks for Support:
Bennetts Auto Service,  Hot Springs, AR
Huge Thanks to ou r Volunteer Groups:
The Assembly, Hot Springs, AR 
SUM College, Hot Springs, AR 
These events were a huge success and we are grateful for the support of so many people!  Mark your calendar for NEXT year,
Saturday, October 7th, 2017.

 
It's almost Christmas time on the COMPACT Campus.  Christmas is a special, yet emotional time for our kids as well as our staff.  Often times, it is the first time a child is away from his/her family or it is the first time Christmas will truly be celebrated.  It is so much more than gifts, although, pulling off surprises is fun.  It is about sharing what the true meaning of Christmas is all about.  It is sharing with our kids that even through the feelings of loneliness, feeling of being lost, broken, and forgotten that Christ is the greatest git they can ever receive and they are loved and they are special!  
COMPACT Christmas is a large operation on our campus and meets the needs at Christmas time as the continuing needs of our kids throughout the year. It is something that we could not pull off without the help of donors.  
If you are a current child sponsor, Christmas packets will go out in the next week.  If you are not a current child sponsor and would like to be involved in Christmas this year, send a message to us at info@compactfamilyservices.org and we will get you connected or call our offices at 501-262-1660. 
The easiest way to help this Christmas is by providing gift cards of ANY amount to ANY store (Walmart and Visa are always great choices).  Gift cards allow us to fulfill wish lists for our kids and shop specifically.  Any leftover gift cards after all lists have been fulfilled are used throughout the year for birthdays and special occasions.  Gift Cards are the gift that keeps on giving!
Gift cards can be mailed to us at
COMPACT Family Services, 2325 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs, AR  71901
Indicate your package as "Christmas"

FOREVER FAMILIES 
For many of our kids in care, a forever family is a child's dream.  For some, that means getting to return home to their parents or other close family members.  For others, that is  finding  a family that will call them their own.

Regularly, children in our care are able to fulfill this dream. Join us in praying for hearts to be touched and homes to be opened so that kids who are waiting can find their Forever Family. 

MAPS RV PARTNERSHIP
Thanks to our partnership with Assemblies of God US Missions Maps department, led by Billy Thomas, we are excited to have RV Maps Teams on our campus.  Some recent work by RV Maps member Thomas Menor on our RV Area allowed us to host more teams at one time. Currently, we have teams working on remodel projects, drywall installation, electric work, warehouse work and more.  

We want to send a special thanks to our donor partners who believe and give towards this ministry as well as these RV partners who are able to complete the project work.  Together, we are able to grow and improve this ministry. 













We have room for others, too. If you are interested in working on a MAPS Project on our campus, please contact our offices at 501-262-1660 today!
NATIONAL ORPHAN CARE SUNDAY
Mark your calendar for National Orphan Care Sunday on November 13th.  This is a great Sunday for a church to take up an offering for AG COMPACT. Click here to learn more about giving.  

COMPACT BIRTHDAYS
Birthday cards are always a treat to our kids on campus.  Please consider taking a few moments and sending a birthday blessing and word of encouragement to the following ones celebrating next month. 

If you would like a full birthday list as opposed to waiting on this report each month, contact our office and we will get one for you.  Thank you for your continued support in making each of these kids feel special on their birthday.
 

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
October 2, Dusty* - 13 yrs.
October 20, Henry* - 7 yrs.
October 29, Jane* - 17 yrs.  

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS
November 3, Kiki* - 18 years
November 11, KayKay* - 16 years
November 17, Hannah* - 16 years 
November 28, Max* - 7 years
 
 
 
Send cards, letters or gifts to:
COMPACT Family Services
Attn:  (insert name)
2325 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901

*In order to protect the identity of our students, the names listed above are the pen names that each of them selected as well as the age they will turn.  Each one listed is an actual student on our campus. 

      COMPACT  Family Services
     2325 Malvern Ave. |  Hot Springs, AR  71901
   (501) 262-1660

COMPACT is a DBA of Assemblies of God Family Services Agency
 
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