Friends of the Children
Year End Appeal Letter
Have you seen the movie Field of Dreams? Kevin Costner hears “If you build it, they will come.” That is exactly how we feel at Friends of the Children-Central Oregon. Our community has been so welcoming and generous in launching this life-changing program. On January 22nd, the Friends-Central Oregon’s newly hired team will begin the process of selecting the first Kindergarten group to participate in the program. We will commit to our community’s children facing the highest risks for 12 ½ years – no matter what!
We warmly welcome you to the growing family of Friends of the Children-Central Oregon. As 2017 draws to an end, we are reaching out to you to help make each child selected in our first group feel the warmest welcome possible in 2018. Will you consider a sponsoring a child? Or, perhaps you would like to be a “locker-sponsor/pen pal” for one or more of the children. Would you imagine how each child will feel when they peer inside their very own locker for the first time and have a note waiting for them from a community member who truly cares about changing their story? How special will they feel walking through our doors to a clubhouse filled with warmth and love just for them? Our family will welcome them with open arms and unconditional love, providing a consistent, caring relationship to break the cycle of generational poverty.
Through your generous support, we are building Friends-Central Oregon piece by piece so that our community’s children facing the highest risks will have a full-time, paid professional mentor (“Friend”) for 12 ½ years – no matter what! Be a part of the story.
May the joy of this season inspire you and bring you peace.
To learn more about Friends of the Children, please visit our National website at: www.friendsofthechildren.org (the Central Oregon website to be live soon)
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