34 Practical Ways to Get Involved in Care for Vulnerable Kids

Crossroads NOLA (www.crossroadsnola.org)

  • Become a foster parent
  • Be a support family for a foster family
  • Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate for a child
  • Become a special projects volunteer
  • Partner financially

Lifeline Children’s Services (www.lifelinechild.org)

  • Adopt a child into your family
  • Sponsor an international orphaned child
  • Serve on a short term mission trip

Respire Haiti (www.respirehaiti.org)

  • Sponsor a child for a year (school, books, supplies, uniforms and meals)
  • Support family preservation by providing a microloan for a family
  • Serve on a short term mission trip

Royal Family Kids Camp (www.royalfamilykids.org/louisiana)

  • Become a counselor or volunteer for the week of summer camp
  • Sponsor a foster child to attend camp
  • Participate in or put on a fundraiser

Boys & Girls Club (www.bgcsela.org)

  • Become a mentor for a child
  • Become a Club Ambassador
  • Become a Fundraising Volunteer

Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home (www.lmch.org)

  • Check out their wish list online and donate items
  • Organize a fun event for the kids at the Home & volunteer on campus
  • Give a monetary donation
  • Sponsor an angel tree/plan a fundraiser

James Storehouse Louisiana (www.jslouisiana.org)

  • Donate essential items or gift cards for foster children (list on site)
  • Volunteer at the store by sorting donated items
  • Give a monetary donation

Show Hope (www.showhope.org)

  • Become a sponsor for a special needs orphan in China for medical care
  • Donate to help provide financial grants for families who are adopting
  • Advocate for children on FB & help fundraise
  • Take a short term mission trip

Pray & Support

  • Pray for the millions of orphaned children around the world who wait for a family to step up. Pray for families who have adopted or are in the process of adopting. Pray that God would stir up hearts to move families to welcome a child into their family through adoption.
  • Pray for children in the foster care system, for their biological families and the families that foster them. Pray that more families would answer the call to become foster parents and provide loving Christian homes for children.
  • Pray for safety and for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of vulnerable children to be met.
  • Support organizations like those listed above through volunteering, giving, prayers and sharing.
  • Support families that are on the front lines of orphan care through prayers, encouragement, babysitting, meals, fundraisers, etc.
  • Pray for God to show you how he wants YOU to be involved in caring for the vulnerable children of the world.

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