Each year many different organizations seek help from the community both during the holiday season and year round. Without your support, many in the community would be left behind and would not have the services they need or the opportunity to participate in or get some sense of enjoyment out of the holidays and life year round.
The BAIR Foundation is one of those organizations. Often kids are removed from their homes and taken away from their families with only the clothes on their back due to circumstances beyond their control. TCSOA is proud to support a great organization and an important cause.
You can also help by sponsoring individual children during this holiday season. If you would like to join in and sponsor a child for Christmas, contact Nate Gillespie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512.775.7758. The deadline is December 15th. The following statement provides more information about the BAIR Foundation and was taken from their website.
"In a perfect world, every child would grow up and be nurtured in a loving, caring family, attend a great school and live in a community that supports their growth. Unfortunately, it’s not a perfect world, child abuse and neglect is real and over 400,000 children are placed in the foster care system each year.
The Bair Foundation Child & Family Ministries exists to provide quality care & services in a family setting for children and adolescents who cannot remain with their families. The primary mission of our Foster Care program is to ensure the safety and well-being of foster youth while working with their families of origin in their reunification efforts. We accomplish this with support (Intensive In-Home & Family Services) and/or parental training (B.E.S.T. for Families).
When reunification is not possible, our goal is to find an alternative permanent and stable living solution which may include Kinship Care, Adoption, or Independent Living. If adoption is a viable option, The Bair Foundation actively seeks adoptive parents to move toward permanency."