As we celebrate Labor Day, it is important to also think about how we can honor and support those in our own communities who need our help. One way to do this is by supporting foster care and adoption through organizations like OneFamily and your local church.
We are a unique organization that trains the local community to support families, children, and sibling groups who need temporary homes through foster care or forever homes through adoption. Unfortunately, many people quit foster care their first year due to the difficulties involved. But OneFamily's mission is to equip and empower foster families through wholehearted community and church support.
Our goal is to see every child fed, clothed, and part of a family. To achieve this, we train churches to raise up and support families, as we recognize the power of community, the unity of churches, and businesses coming together to help those in need, and share God and the love of Jesus to everyone.
We desire to increase the number of Volusia and Flagler County churches to work together at helping vulnerable, at risk families with tangible items and supporting families who are fostering with practical help. Additionally, we humbly request for a $1,500/month increase in our mission giving to further expand our outreach and positively impact more lives in our community. We trust in God's abundant blessings and appreciate your continued support and prayers for the mission of OneFamily.
So this Labor Day, let us also think about how we can honor and support those in our own communities. Let us come together as One-Family to provide love, care, and Jesus to those who need it most!
For abused, neglected, and at-risk children,
The OneFamily Team
Royal Family Kids Camp Success!
With approximately 18 children from the foster care system and 30+ volunteers, the first ever Royal Family Kids Camp in Volusia County was a huge success! The kids arrived on a Monday with a line of adults, holding posters with each child’s name, yelling and cheering! Once every child was connected with their counselor, they were introduced to their cabin buddies and unpacked their belongings.
The week was filled with water activities, such as swimming, a waterslide, sailboating, and an obstacle course. Every morning the day begin with breakfast in the cafeteria, and then breakfast club, which was like chapel services. There were fun arts and crafts activities planned for each day, as well as archery, high ropes course, and small group time. Every night ended with dessert around the campfire.
Midweek, a birthday party was put on for every child simultaneously! The kids dressed up and had their own individual birthday cakes and opened birthday presents. They also got to make their own personal pizzas.
The day the kids left camp to be reunited with their caregivers was bittersweet. Lots of memories were made and the hearts of kids and volunteers alike were forever changed!
We look forward to the next Royal Family Kids Camp! Plans are already underway for next summer and to add the mentorship program, which allows the kids and volunteers to meet monthly.
We Are Hiring!
OneFamily is currently seeking a part-time hire who has a child welfare background to manage CarePortal and assist Sandra Hogue with administrative tasks. CarePortal believes that every child should be cared for by healthy and loving families, and this belief forms the foundation of the organization's work. By working with OneFamily, you will be part of a movement that supports vulnerable children and families and brings positive change to the community.
This position offers a chance to make a difference in the lives of children and families in need. The ideal candidate should be passionate about child welfare and must be able to work independently. Pay will be discussed based on experience and qualifications. If interested in joining the OneFamily team, please email Sandra Hogue at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the job and how to apply.
Thank you so much for lending us your ears a couple of months ago as we presented our vision for OneFamily at the annual Vision Dinner. Our ultimate goal is to purchase and renovate a ministry building that will enhance our mission and extend our reach beyond Volusia County and Flagler County. Though we were not able to raise the $3.2 million needed to secure the building for the OneFamily Center, the vision remains unchanged. We are confident that God has a bigger plan for our communities, and through your faithful giving, we will achieve even greater heights that are beyond our imagination.
If you feel led to give towards this goal, please visit OneFamilyfl.com/donate or mail your financial gift to 271 Rodeo Rd., Ormond Beach, FL 32174. All contributions are tax-deductible, and we are immensely grateful for your support.
Let's continue to work together to change the lives of orphaned children, create stable family environments, and distribute essential resources to those who need them most. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to the OneFamily movement.
PenFL Foster Care Network
The Peninsular Florida Network has accepted the responsibility to care for 1,184 of the 23,667 children in foster care in the state of Florida. The revival of compassion in our fellowship is laying the groundwork to bring redemption to broken children and families.
We have a beautiful array of rural, urban, and suburban churches that are small, medium, and large in size. Not every church can find families to foster or adopt children, but every church can do something. Below are four areas of involvement:
SPEAK UP - Express the Need
Let’s pray for, preach about, teach on, and advocate for children and families in foster care and for our government and agency partners.
DONATE ITEMS - Empower the Need
Donate items to support foster care families, like - bunk beds, clothing, and meals.
PROVIDE SUPPORT - Engage the Need
Donate your time to provide babysitting, transportation, meals, or respite.
OPEN YOUR HEART - Experience the Need
Prayerfully consider being a foster or adoptive parent.