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Where have you see these?

Where have you see these?

December 9, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
Our new yard signs in two sizes are starting to pop up around the community. You will find them at churches who have foster families or volunteers and other locations that want to support our mission. A big thanks to students at Ashland University wh
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Give a home on Giving Tuesday...

Give a home on Giving Tuesday...

November 28, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
As our hearts turn towards home during this holiday season I urge you to consider how you can help a child from hard places feel at home away from home.Right now there are nearly 130 children in our county alone who have been removed from their home.
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He couldn't afford to give

He couldn't afford to give

November 25, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
Recently, I was having a conversation with some of our amazing kiddos who happen to be in foster care through no fault of their own. They had to be uprooted and move to a foster home right before the holiday season. Like most children in care they ha
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Stand Sunday

Stand Sunday

November 10, 2017
Stand Sunday is an expression of Orphan Sunday that can be used in churches across America who are standing for kids in foster care. View and share the two minute video in your church, Sunday School, small group and through social media.Everyone can
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Have you shared the blessing of adoption this month?

Have you shared the blessing of adoption this month?

November 6, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
This month of November is National Adoption Awareness month In the United States there are over 400,000 children who are temporary orphans in the foster care system. Of that number, more than 100,000 are waiting to be adopted today. In Ashland County
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"Go Give a Kid a Hug!"

October 31, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
As I sat at the Recovering Hope Event a community member gave me cash folded over and said, "Go hug a kid!" When I picked up the mail for Fostering Family a check had arrived
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How many HUGs so far in October?

How many HUGs so far in October?

October 23, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
Support for HUGs to Help Us give has come from many different sources. Have you been included yet? So far this month we have received 17 1/2 HUGs! That is $1,750 given so far. We are thankful for the churches, First Presbyterian and Bethel in Savann
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What happens when empty nesters open their home to a toddler and a first grader?

What happens when empty nesters open their home to a toddler and a first grader?

October 11, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
Life goes into warp speed! Imagine rewinding your parenting skills from two decades ago and putting your schedule into overdrive. This is the time for a trained care team from a local church to put the love of God into action and give this family a
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Ever need a hug?

Ever need a hug?

September 29, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
There is nothing cozier than a big hug. Research shows measureable benefits in lower blood pressure, easing stress and strenghening the immune system. You may be thinking you need a hug right now!For children from hard places the need for a hug can h
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Ask and you shall receive....

Ask and you shall receive....

August 11, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
It all began as a vision, to celebrate our foster and adoptive families in our area. This past Sunday it became a reality.
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Land of the Free and Home of the Brave

Land of the Free and Home of the Brave

July 10, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
While you were celebrating Independence Day this past week in the land of the free and the home of the brave, there were dozens of acts of bravery taking place throughout our county. With close to 90 children foster children in Ashland County, these
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It takes a family, a church family, to raise a child.

It takes a family, a church family, to raise a child.

June 24, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
Contrary to a popular quote, "It takes a village to raise a child", our current state of affairs in America proves to us that the village has not faired well in raising children. The state and county governments are in desparate need of help to stem
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