Investing in foster children and foster families to unleash compassion, hope and dignity
We are thankful to be part of a church that takes the initiative to help kids who’ve experienced trauma. The time and effort put in by the adults surrounding these children gives them the safety they deserve in their church community. – Ashley & Nate Tingley
The Foster Care Ministry at Rose Drive Friends Church helps us to feel supported and loved as we care for the little ones in our home. We are grateful for a church that embraces our kids wholeheartedly! – Kaitlyn & Matthew Tingley
Foster care is pretty messy, and it’s been filled with messy, complex emotions. Still, our family was moved to venture down this path and dive head first into a journey with other foster families. The road is long and challenging, but we have a God who never grows weary. God is close to the brokenhearted, and He has given so much strength to my family and to the numerous families at Rose Drive who have embarked on this path. We know very well that we can’t save them all, we can’t even save the two we are fostering now – but, for a day, or for 300 days, we can provide a stable home for them to heal, to flourish. In our home, we can bring the good news that is the gospel to two broken boys, a broken foster care system, and a broken family. Our God has kindly reminded us that we too need a Savior, just as the foster boys do whom we sing and pray to sleep. – Andy and Jen Smith
Foster Parents Night Out
SATURDAY | AUGUST 25 | 3-8PM
Foster Parents, drop your kids (foster, adopted and biological) off and head out for a date night, a nap, a movie with friends, whatever you want, while we watch your kids! We will have fun games and activities planned for them while you have some free time. Babysitting is free, with RSVP by Sunday, August 19. Please bring a sack dinner for your kid(s). Space is limited. Please RSVP HERE!
Holiday Hope Boutique: “A Christmas Market and Foster Care Fundraiser”
SATURDAY | NOVEMBER 10 | ROSE DRIVE FRIENDS CHURCH
Join us for an incredible Christmas Market that will feature many vendors of creative, hand-made goods! Get your Christmas shopping done, while supporting foster families in our community! All proceeds from the Holiday Hope Boutique will benefit foster children and foster families through the Foster Care Ministry of Rose Drive Friends Church. Click HERE to learn more!
The Foster Closet
Foster children are often placed in new homes with very few of their own clothes and toys. The Foster Closet will seek to help foster families with donations of basic necessities and will be a place where foster parents can receive appropriate clothes, toys, diapers, bedding, and more!
Click HERE to see a list of items to donate. Donations are accepted on the patio on Sundays or the church office during the week.
If you are a foster family interested in shopping the foster closet, please contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in volunteering with the foster closet, please contact Debbie at email@example.com.
OC United is a non-profit in Fullerton focused on unleashing compassion and empowering the vulnerable. You can get involved with foster care through OC United in many different ways! Click HERE for more info.
Do you have ideas on how we can partner with foster families? Are you interested in participating in supporting foster families, being a foster parent or more? Contact Mandi Pettikas at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.