Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Opportunity to Help with Asheville Area Foster Event

Hi Alliance Friends!

Below is a message from Erica at DSS. Please consider how your orphan ministry can help with this area event. Thanks!

Volunteers Needed - Any Thoughts?

You were selected for this email because you are well connected and understand the need of kids in foster care (or those in kinship placements). Please let me know if you do not want to receive such emails in the future.

On Saturday, August 7th, from 10 – 2, a collaborative of foster care agencies will be putting on a “Everybody Can Help” event at the Asheville Mall.

We will be focusing on community education and recruiting foster parents – but Clear Channel will also be there doing a live on-site broadcast and the Foster Care Association will be taking donations of items for Back-To-School and pre-holiday giving. This is Tax-Free weekend!

So why am I writing to you? We need volunteers to stand at the mall entrances and hand out flyers as people come in.

It’s a simple, fun, generous way to help kids in care – please consider donating some of your time to this event. And please spread the word! Anyone interested can email or call me anytime: 775-2404 or erica.jourdan@buncombecounty.org

Many thanks for all that you do for/with children!

Warm wishes,


Erica Jourdan, MSW

Recruitment Specialist, Buncombe County DSS

PO Box 7408

Asheville, NC 28802

Phone: 828-775-2404

Fax: 828-250-6235 (include cover sheet)

Email: erica.jourdan@buncombecounty.org

New Carolina Area Alliance

Hi Alliance Friends!

Below is a message from a lady who is compiling contact information on churches that have orphan ministries. She would LOVE to add the churches from our WNC Alliance. You can send your info to Becky Lloyd and she will be glad to pass it along. Thanks!

Becky Lloyd
Signs for Hope

Dear Friends in Adoption and Orphan Care,

We have formed Carolina Christian Alliance for Orphans, a group of churches and other organizations to advance adoption and orphan care. On our website, we want to include churches that provide an adoption and/or orphan ministry. Can you please send me the contact information for your churches so that we can add it to our website.

You can also check-out our website at carolinachristianalliancefororphans.org (I know it is a long one!)

Any other ministries that you think should be added under resources, please let me know. I trust you are all enjoying the summer.

May Blessing Abound,