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Party With a Purpose: Celebrate MOMS & Help Children in Need - Upbring

Girls' Night May 13th is Mother’s Day.What a great excuse to get together for some fun and games while honoring our own mothers and the amazing women in our lives.

If you already gather with neighbors and friends for regular meet-ups such as book clubs, bunco groups, poker nights, tennis teams, Bible studies, or bridge groups, you are half-way there! These opportunities are custom-made to pay it forward and do some “fun-raising” for children in crisis, while honoring moms everywhere. The date of the event is entirely up to you; your get-together does not have to be held prior to Mother’s Day.

If the children of LSS are a cause you believe in, inspire your friends to join in and help out – by hosting a party or by taking a few moments at your regular monthly get-togethers to share the plight and hope of these children. We call them the “Children of Promise.” They are the abandoned, abused, and neglected children served by LSS – very few of whom had caring mothers of their own.

In 2011 alone they were:

· The 1,871 children provided foster care in 16 communities across Texas;

· 500 children who had been severely abused or neglected and received help at LSS residential treatment centers;

· 444 unaccompanied child refugees served at Bokenkamp Emergency Shelter in Corpus Christi, and 184 in foster homes in El Paso.

· 148 Texas children adopted through our domestic adoption program, and 52 children adopted through the international program; 

· 31 youth aging out of the foster care system in a pilot program in New Orleans.

Please encourage everyone you know to make a donation to support the “Children of Promise.” Collect the donations at your party or gathering and send them to:

Mother’s Day Celebration

c/o Lutheran Social Services

PO BOX 140767

Austin, TX 78714

You can also spread the love by sending an e-card or making a donation online.

Now let’s get this party started … Get your group inspired to help, raise a glass, and celebrate the spirit of Mother’s Day!

Contact Susan Rang if you have questions: [email protected]; 512-706-7512 or 800-938-5777 ext 7512

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