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Planting Seeds of Hope

Partner with Wellroot to Support Your Community

The old adage, “It takes a village to raise a child,” is never truer than when a child or young person has experienced trauma. Vital partnerships with faith communities and organizations of good will are essential to give children and families loving, nurturing communities to surround them as they heal from trauma and grow into their God-given potential.

In addition to supporting Wellroot Family Services with your prayers and financial gifts, cultivating a Wellroot ministry in your congregation or network offers God’s grace to children and families in your local community.

Collect and Pack Kits or Sponsorship

Collect and assemble kits to meet the seasonal needs for our children, teens, and families or sponsor needed items:

Current Kits:

Upcoming Sponsored Items:

  • Easter Baskets (March 2021)
  • Sponsor a week of lunches and books for the Summer Read & Feed (June-July 2021)
  • Sponsor college dorm items for young adult transitioning out of foster care (July 2021)

To learn more about current or upcoming opportunities, contact us at cultivate@wellroot.org.

Donation Drives & Events

From providing diapers as children come into foster care, to giving out new school supplies to children we serve, Wellroot relies on the generosity of our partners to help our families and young adults feel love and supported. Your church, Sunday School class, neighborhood group, or business can get involved by hosting a donation drive or hosting a “child shower”.

Current Opportunities:

Upcoming Opportunities:

  • Back to school supplies donation drive (July 2021)

To learn more about current or upcoming opportunities, contact us at cultivate@wellroot.org.

Sponsor Meals

A wonderful way to show support to the families we serve is hosting a meal.  Your group could do potluck style or even create a fundraiser for a catered meal. Come be a part of Wellroot by celebrating high school graduation, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and foster parent trainings, and graduations.

Current Opportunities:

Upcoming Opportunities:

  • Christmas meal for young adults (December 2020)
  • Christmas meal for families in the Family Housing program (pending December 2020)
  • Graduation meal for our young adults transitioning out of foster care (May 2021)

To learn more about current or upcoming opportunities, contact us at cultivate@wellroot.org.

Service Opportunities

Not everyone is ready or capable of becoming a foster family, however, we are all called to support children, teens, and young adults in the foster care system. If you’re looking for service opportunities that impact those Wellroot serves consider volunteering at our annual special events or engaging in regular service opportunities.

 

All of our current and future needs are posted above, but we would love to update you on future volunteer opportunities.  To receive emails for upcoming volunteer needs, please create a volunteer application and indicate your interests.

Host Caregiver Days Out & Inspire a Child

Would you like to inspire children in foster care, while enhancing their quality of life? Volunteers are critical to the success of Wellroot foster care trainings and giving caregivers a much-needed break by hosting a day or evening out. While foster parents attend training classes or enjoy time away, volunteers provide entertainment, education and, most importantly, loving attention to these young souls. To learn more, contact us at cultivate@wellroot.org.

Recruit Foster Parents

Children and teens escaping abusive or neglectful situations need a safe place to live and be loved. We need your help to recruit new foster parents. Spread the word in your community that supportive, stable foster homes are needed in Georgia! Refer interested families to fosternow.org.

Create a Nurturing Community

Once foster families are approved in your church, you can support them through a Nurturing Community. Your volunteers provide those families with meals, household help, babysitting and/or transportation. To learn more, contact us at cultivate@wellroot.org.

Open a Resource Closet or Prepared Meal Pantry

Foster Families need a local resource for frozen and prepared meals, car seats, strollers, diapers, clothes, baby proofing and more. Open a resource closet or prepared meal pantry for foster families in your church.

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