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 Foster/Adoptive family in Ramsey County

Foster/Adoptive family in Ramsey County

How do I get my church to partner with FLM?

 There are two ways you can help us partner with your church to support the foster community in your church's area.  The first is to find the community outreach person(s) name and contact information and send the letter we have provided for you below.  It is best to do this in person, but if you are not comfortable doing so, you can help us in the second way, by sharing the contact information you have found with us.  Just email us at fosterthelovemn@gmail.com!  

What might my church be asked to do?  Here is a short list of ideas.  Think about the unique ministries your church has to offer!  Also, check out our blog for real stories of how others have reached out to birth families.  

  • Be a drop off location for a placement bag drive (2 weeks commitment and we will post this on drop off site page).  FLM Drop Off Donation Box Poster
  • Help provide clothing or resources to a new foster family or a family being reunited after a placement
  • Coordinate meals on an as needed basis for a new foster family or a family being reunited after a placement and picking up the pieces of trauma
  • Help foster or birth families with transportation when needed
  • Launch a camp for foster kids ages 6-12 for one week through Royal Family KIDS Camp!
  • "Adopt" a foster or birth family who has reached out to us after receiving a placement bag - See Ways to Support a Foster or Birth Family
  • Offer to pray for foster families, under the understanding that specific details must be kept confidential
  • Host a placement bag party as a service project for a Sunday school or youth group event
  • Donate any extra unopened and unexpired cans of formula or diapers that the mom's in your church are ready to pass on!  Think the nursing mom's room! FLM Baby Item Donation Box
  • Like us on Facebook so your congregation knows you care about your foster community
     

How do I get my business to partner with FLM?


If you can find the point person who is concerned with advertising or community development, then you can either hand them the letter we have provided for you below or email us their contact information so we can get in touch with them.  

What might my business be able to do?  Here are some ideas to get you started.

  • Be a drop off location for a placement bag drive (2 weeks commitment). FLM Drop Off Donation Box Poster
  • Donate small, new items that could be put into the placement bags (feel free to put your logo on them!)
  • Host a diaper drive
  • Host a placement bag party as a team building event or company service project
  • Send a foster kid to Royal Family KIDS Camp
  • Like us on Facebook so we can spread to word to give dignity to the vulnerable

Download and customize this insert for your church bulletin.

 

Letter to your church

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Dear Church ::

              We know you want to be more effective in reaching your community with the gospel of Jesus Christ!  This is our desire too!  Did you know that the Minnesota foster community is one of the most neglected states as far as serving their foster kids, foster families, and birth families is concerned?  We know many churches want to help, but haven’t a clue where to start.  We, from the Foster the Love MN Team, want to partner with you, mobilizing your church to practically serve your foster community.

               There are several strategic ways your church can become involved in the lives of the most vulnerable in your church county.  Our first point of contact is to provide foster kids with placement bags as they enter the system and, through networking with social workers and offering help with a card in each placement bag, find out and provide further supports to the families affected.  

Your church can get involved in a variety of ways including but not limited to:

·         Offer your location as a donation drop off point for 2 weeks

·         Host a placement bag drive or a diaper drive

·         Offer to be a prayer partner for a family- birth or foster

·         Open up your community clothing room for foster families who on short notice need clothes for various ages (or creating one if you don’t have one)  

·         Organize a church support team for a family on an as needed basis (meals, driving to appointments, bringing them to church activities

·         Help us advertise by liking us on Facebook and telling others who have a passion for Jesus, foster care, and the vulnerable in Minnesota!

             For more information check out our website at fosterthelovemn.org, follow us on Facebook or contact us at fosterthelovemn@gmail.com.  When you partner with us, we will put your church’s name and contact information on our website, along with the support you are willing to provide!  Let’s work together to share the love of Jesus within our own counties!

 

Letter to your business

(Download PDF by clicking on the button below)

 

To whom it may concern ::

               We know you want to be more effective in reaching your community by helping the most vulnerable.  This is our desire too!  Did you know that the Minnesota foster community is one of the most neglected states as far as serving their foster kids, foster families, and birth families is concerned?  We know many people want to help, but haven’t a clue where to start.  We, from the Foster the Love MN Team, want to partner with you to practically serve your foster community.

               There are several strategic ways your business can become involved in the lives of the most vulnerable in your county.  Our first point of contact is to provide foster kids with placement bags as they enter the system and, through networking with social workers and offering help with a card in each placement bag, find out and provide further supports to the families affected.  Your business can get involved by: offering your location as a donation drop off point for 2 weeks; hosting a placement bag drive or a diaper drive (think friendly competition with a local businesses); donating items with your logo on them to be put in the bags;  or just helping us advertise by liking us on Facebook and telling others who have a passion for the vulnerable in Minnesota!

                For more information, check out our website at fosterthelovemn.org, follow us on Facebook, or contact us at fosterthelovemn@gmail.com.  When you partner with us, we will put your name and contact information on our website, along with the support you are providing!  Let’s work together to support our foster community!

 

Sincerely,

The Foster the Love Minnesota Team:

Katie O’Neil - 651-592-4015

Theresa Saum - 952-484-5722

 Christ Family Church, Hastings MN

Christ Family Church, Hastings MN