12 Days of Giving Day 11

I have a heart for kids and have always wanted to adopt or foster.  But we have our hands full with the crew we have right now and have to get them off and running before we can take on more.  I wanted do something for kids who don't have a life like my kids.  Child Crisis Arizona is an emergency home for children birth to 11 until they can be placed with a foster or adoptive family.  I was naive to think these places no longer existed.  In my happy little mind kids were place with foster families immediately.  Over 70 children will be spending Christmas in this group home.  No moms, no dads, no special Christmas dinner.
The average stay is 56 days with some staying more than a year.  The one thing the center likes to give each child when thy arrive is a new pair of PJs, shoes, and an outfit.  Usually they are torn out of their lives with just the clothes they have on.  It is nice for them to have something new that is all theirs.  The kids helped me provide a set for 4 kids and became part of the VIP (very important philanthropist) program at the shelter.  We have close friends that are starting to do their own 6 days of giving and they also provided a set for 2 kids.  Child Crisis Arizona really wants kids to care for kids and learn from an early age how to give and help others.  As we toured the outside of the facility and saw kids being checked out for visits with their parents my heart broke.  My kids have so much, it kills me to think of all these innocent children who have been hurt and will want for so much this Christmas.  I only can pray they get what they are wishing for.

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