Just Desserts

Did you know that, nationally, less than 50% of all foster care children graduate from high school?  The kids who “age out” of the foster system are surviving and, in some cases, thriving, despite the huge odds against them.  They don’t have the safety net of a family.  Yet, they are working, going to school, studying and paying rent.  Those that age out and continue on to higher education in the Houston area are supported by a state-funded system to help them with their college tuitions, but they are still left without a family during the important “family” holidays throughout the year.

We want to take care of that.  So we’re providing all the traditional items—turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes and rolls on Tuesday, November 22.  We’d like to also have an array of desserts.  Can you help us by bringing a Thanksgiving pie or other dessert? You can drop off your donation on Monday, November 21, before 9:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall Kitchen with a label that reads “Foster Kids.”  If you have questions, please email Barbara Nowotny at fosterkids@bellaireumc.org or call 713–666–5088.  Thanks in advance.

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