Warm Hearts Abound
Your support throughout 2017 has improved the safety and health of more than 10,000 children and families. Every single day we’re thankful for the continued generosity that allows children to heal, parents to learn and families to thrive.
But, when the holidays arrive, our hearts are filled with even more inspiration and gratitude as you, our community, stretches its capacity beyond belief to ensure our children and families have not only a safe and healthy — but a joyous — holiday season.
Individuals, families and companies are making dreams come true after sponsoring 500 youth in our programs. Thanks to their generosity, every child will receive gifts from their wish list! Furthermore, thousands of families in our care are able to "shop" at our annual Gift Gallery. The room is overflowing with new gifts to ensure our community-based families have presents to enjoy this year. Thank you to every single person who contributed to this unbelievable collection of toys, clothes, household items and tools.
We are so grateful for supporters like you who continue to spread holiday cheer to those who need it most. The Dickens Carolers, a quartet of Northwest Missouri State University students, even serenaded shoppers at the Maryville Hy-Vee while collecting toys and donations. They braved the cold temperatures to support 45 foster families!
Thank you to everyone who has shared their time, talents or treasures with us so far this holiday season! Your generosity and compassion truly warms the hearts of our staff, children and families. We’re looking forward to a safe and healthy new year with you by our side.