May 1, 2020
Now ONLINE starting at 6:30 pm
In the Charleston area alone, approximately 300 foster families are needed. Today. This results in children being moved from home to home, placed in already full foster homes, sometimes far from home taxing an already overwhelmed system, sometimes in group homes, but rarely being given the opportunity to join a family. As a member of the family, not just a temporary house guest.
In the past few months, our Lifeline South Carolina team has seen a significant increase in placement requests. Day after day with more than a dozen calls from morning til night and beyond. Children who are in need of a home. And we believe, children in need of hearing and knowing the ultimate care of their Creator along with a home.
This must change. And the church must act as commanded in James 1:27.
We as the church must lean into the mess of the system in the midst of its brokenness to bear witness to the ultimate Light of the World.
Our desire at Lifeline is that children, who are removed at no fault of their own, are placed in missional, Christian homes during their time of need. We do this in partnership with DSS, at no cost to the state. We have the opportunity to provide this ministry to the state and children in foster care because of individuals, churches, foundations and private organizations who generously support us.
It costs $2,500 to recruit, train, assess, and maintain the license of one foster family. And that family then goes on to serve, on average, 4 children over their 3 year ministry. You can be a part of their work by financially supporting our ministry and registering to attend Bingo Night.
Our goal is for 100 people to gather together and enjoy a fun night, each donating $100.
100 for $100.
This fully funds 4 families in foster care. This brings 12 collective years of service to the system and collectively cares for 16 children in the foster care system - providing them a place of hope and healing and ultimately a family who can share the Gospel with them.
6:30 games begin
A Zoom video meeting link and your pdf bingo card(s) will be sent via email about a week ahead of time so you can join in the fun from home – maintaining necessary social distancing.
Suggested donation for bingo cards is $100 for adult cards $10 for child cards. Each round will have an adult AND a child winner. Your bingo card will be good for the entire evening – every card plays every round.
2 Hours of Free In-Home Organizing
2 Date Nights (Free Babysitting)
2 Free One-hour Massages
2 Night Stay at any Marriott Hotel
$100 Gift Card to Coastal Cupboard
Donation of 40 books for our children winners
$400 Gift Card to Lowe's
10 Gifts Cards to Skyzone Trampoline Park
Annual Family Membership to the Gibbes Museum of Art
$100 Gift Card to Beautycounter
$100 Gift Card to Mex 1 Coastal Cantina
2 T-shirts & 2 Stickers Donated by Care2Foster
$100 gift card to 167 Raw
5 Handmade Cutting Boards & 3 Handmade Signs by Triple Crown Woodworking
Interested in being an event sponsor or donating a prize?
Email Cathy Leeke at firstname.lastname@example.org.