Events

Our main goal is to support, encourage and assist foster families and children of the Wiregrass on their journey of fostering through giving tangible needs, hosting several monthly events, and providing for practical needs.  We come alongside these families whom we so desperately need and are thankful for taking care of children in need in our community.  Here you will find some of the things we do for them throughout the year, and who you can contact to help with each one!

 

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Foster families are usually large in number and go through a lot of laundry! We collect detergent and shower them with “Loads of Love” each year!  We distribute these at our Valentine Banquet!

Contact Jennifer at jennifer@fosteringhopewiregrass.com for more information.

 

IMG_5660VALENTINE BANQUET

Foster Parents work hard and deserve a catered date night out for all the hard work they do!  In February, we celebrate their marriage & encourage them to keep on keeping on!  Childcare is provided.

Contact Anna at anna@fosteringhopewiregrass.com to be a Host Church or volunteer at this event!

 

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SPRING SERVICE DAYS

We serve foster families March-May by assisting with home repairs and various projects they need done around their home.  Their home is their mission field with fostering, so we want to help them continue on with what they’re doing!

Contact Josh & Melissa at melissa@fosteringhopewiregrass.com to volunteer for our Spring Service Days!

 

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EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

In March and April, we either collect Easter Baskets to distribute, or candy and eggs for an egg hunt for Foster children.  We use this opportunity to share the true reason we celebrate Easter:  JESUS!

Contact Melissa at melissa@fosteringhopewiregrass.com to help with this event!

 

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FOSTER MOM APPRECIATION BRUNCH

At Mother’s Day, we honor Foster Moms with a special Appreciation Brunch for all they do!  We try to offer support & encouragement through this event to keep on keeping on! Childcare provided.

Contact Jennifer at jennifer@fosteringhopewiregrass.com to be a Host Church or help with this event!

 

 

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FOSTER DAD COOKOUT

At Father’s Day, we honor our local Foster dads at a catered cookout to show our appreciation for all they do!  We have a veteran foster dad speak and encourage these dads to keep on leading their families as they father the fatherless! A little corn hole and other guy stuff, just a time to fellowship with other foster dads on this journey!

Contact Melinda at melinda@fosteringhopewiregrass.com to help with this event!

 

 

supplySCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

In June and July, we have a school supply drive for kids in foster care!  We want to help children succeed in school, and bear the burden of school supply lists for large foster families!

Contact Emily or Valorie at emily@fosteringhopewiregrass.com to help with this event.

 

 

showerBABY SHOWER

Every baby is a life God created and deserves to be celebrated!  Many that are in foster care likely didn’t have a baby shower to celebrate their arrival!  We want to change that!  We also want to help provide for their needs!  We will have each baby, 12 months and younger, that is in foster care, available to “sponsor” for the shower.

Contact Melinda at melinda@fosteringhopewiregrass.com to be a Host Church or help with this event!

 

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We provide toiletries for children when they come into foster care.  October is our toiletry drive to stock our closet with much needed items for children of all ages.

Contact Emily at emily@fosteringhopewiregrass.com for more information.

 

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In November, we have foster families sponosred to provide them with an entire Thanksgiving meal: a turkey, 2 sides, rolls and a dessert!

To help with this event, contact Melinda at melinda@fosteringhopewiregrass.com

 

 

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JERUSALEM PROJECT

In December, we host The Jerusalem Project where we have children available to sponsor for Christmas.  We collect toys, books, gift cards & clothes for foster children. We do a lot of work with Henry, Houston and next year Dale County DHR during this time!

Contact Anna at anna@fosteringhopewiregrass.com to help with this project!

 

getfileFOSTER FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY

We throw a Christmas party for all Wiregrass foster families where Santa attends and has a special treat for the children! We sing carols and also share the true meaning of the season: JESUS!

Contact Melissa at melissa@fosteringhopewiregrass.com to help with this event!

 

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We have a monthly mom’s night out where foster moms come to fellowship together! There is always food, a fun event, or something informative when we get together with other women who get what we’re going through!

Contact Anna at anna@fosteringhopewiregrass.com to help with these nights out!

 

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QUARTERLY BIBLE STUDY

We have a Bible Study for foster & adoptive moms each quarter! We want to encourage them with not only physical needs, but spiritual needs as well!

Contact Melissa at melissa@fosteringhopewiregrass.com for more information about our Bible studies!

 

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FOSTER PARENT NIGHT OUT

We are starting a Foster Parent Night Out every other month this fall! We need volunteers to help with childcare for these events.

To help with childcare, please email Emily at emily@fosteringhopewiregrass.com

 

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CLOTHING CLOSET

We have a clothing closet where we supply everything from toiletries, diapers, wipes, and detergent, to clothes, shoes, cribs, baby items and more when foster families welcome a new child into their home, as well as allowing foster & adoptive families to shop once a month for needs they may have!

To volunteer at the clothing closet or ask more questions about what we accept, please contact Melissa at melissa@fosteringhopewiregrass.com.

 

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FUNDRAISING

We have fundraiser events throughout the year to help fund our ministry and all of these events!

To help with fundraising as a business, please contact Melinda at melinda@fosteringhopewiregrass.com

 

These events are how we strive to be effective and meet ongoing needs for foster children and families throughout the year.  We have tried to be intentional through these events, as we help meet the needs & encourage everyone involved in foster care: the family as a whole, the foster parents, moms & dads individually, and just the foster children.

A lot of people say they can’t feasibly do foster care, but these are some great opportunities to be involved in foster care year round!  We need funds for each event.  We need approved volunteers for childcare at the brunches and dinners.  If you or your church/group/etc. would like to help in any capacity, please contact us at the emails listed by each event.