Using Unique Gifts & Talents
Not everyone is called or able to become a foster parent, but everyone can serve foster children. Cindy came to us saying she wanted to use her gifts as a hairdresser and set aside one Sunday a month for free haircuts. The Snyders are using pastry-making skills to create birthday cakes for foster children, in addition to making sweet treats for hardworking DSS employees. Others provide free childcare at Parent’s Night Out once a month or as babysitters in foster families’ homes.
Cakes, haircuts, childcare, transportation, mentoring, financial help, errands, meals, tutoring, discounts, donations, sewing, journal-making, coaching sports, home repairs, lawn service, outings, guardians ad litem…the list of needs and opportunities is endless.
What skills, gifts, or talents do you possess that could be used to serve the foster care community? If you have ideas, know of needs, or are interested in learning how you can serve, let us know!