We’re very excited about opening a home for kids who leave foster care without a family or home.
We believe that a family-centered Jesus-loving home is the BEST possible solution for changing the lives of these kids who are at great risk of becoming homeless, sex trafficked, or sought after by gangs.
We just launched our GoFundMe campaign for this. Our goal is $35,000 and we already have over $11,000 in funding!
We're not just giving up the where we would choose to live and the way we live, we are all in.
We are matching every donation through the 100th donor up to $100 per donation!
You can visit it here:
Check out the video we made for it below:
As I shared in our very first blog post, this all really got sparked when I was in Kyrgyzstan working alongside some amazing teens who aged out (at 16) from orphanages.
Yes, God was working in my heart through other means – like our church’s initiatives to educate and inspire the congregation, but seeing it in action and seeing the results was the spark that got us going.
In Kyrgyzstan, the ministry got started there after visiting an orphanage where a little girl asked a pastor, “Is it true that when we grow up, the girls become prostitutes and the boys go to jail?”
And he had no good answer for her, because it is true.
Once I got back and started doing the research, I was floored to learn that it’s hardly any better for foster youth who age out (our orphans) here.
Over 1,000 of the homeless youth (under 25) who sleep on the streets of Los Angeles on any given night are or were in foster care.
Gangs love to recruit foster kids – they are vulnerable and desperate for “family.”
70% of trafficked children in Los Angeles are from foster care.
$35,000 will open the doors of the transitional home - making a better future for former foster youth by providing the housing, connection, and support they need to prevent them from falling into homelessness and human trafficking.
Check it out here:
Your investment makes an impact!
$20 can provide one youth with housing, food, and all other resources needed for one day.
$50 can provide one youth with healthy food for one week.
$100 can provide one week of toiletries for 5 youth.
$125 can provide one youth with housing, food, and all other resources needed for one week.
$200 can provide one youth with healthy food for one month.
$500 can provide one youth with housing, food, and all other resources needed for one month.
$1000 can provide for all the utilities for the whole house for one year.
Don't let these big numbers scare you away from donating. Crowdfunding works because a lot of people give a little, so $5, $10, or $15 becomes more powerful because so many people are coming together.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
My question is, what do you think? Will you join us?
Please check it out & share it with a friend!
Enjoy a little baby outtake from our video shoot :)