Updated: December 22, 2020 09:22 AM
Created: December 22, 2020 09:16 AM
Raising a child can be a full time job on its own, but for many families and foster parents it is just one of many things on their plate.
New Hope for Families knows the incredible amount of work it takes to nurture children and how many young lives need a little extra support. Through their organization, they are working to provide as much assistance as possible to foster families in the Northland.
One way they provide this support is through their Kid's Closet.
New Hope for Families also gives community members the option of sponsoring a foster family, where sponsors can help by doing something as simple as buying groceries for meals or gifts for Christmas.
"The Essentia Cervical Services is going to be sponsoring two families this Christmas by gifting their children," said co-founder of New Hope for Families, Therese Gruba. "And we've had other individuals hear about us and come to us and say we want to sponsor a family this Christmas."
Their new facilities also provide even more opportunities to help children and families in the community by offering a new child care center, as well as a location for meetings, family visitations, and support groups.
Gruba said, "the vision is to make it possible so that a couple could do foster care and not have to work outside the home that would be their mission field so they could be fully supported financially and physically."
And during difficult times like these, that support is priceless.
You can donate to New Hope for Families online or by calling into WDIO's Trees of Hope phone bank during today's broadcasts.
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