The eyes of a child are so expressive. They haven’t had the experience to put on a mask so they are able to show delight, anger and even hunger with just a look.
Just think of a child whose family is in crisis right now. These children are just wondering if they are going to get a Christmas at all. One of the organizations that many in our church help with is called Safe Families (safefamilies.org). Safe Families is an organization that steps in when a family is in crisis and provides a safe, temporary place for children to live and stay safe while their parent(s) gets support.
The three objectives of Safe Families for Children are:
- Keep children safe during a family crisis such as homelessness, hospitalization, or domestic violence in an effort to prevent child abuse and/or neglect.
- Support, and stabilize families in crisis by surrounding them with caring, compassionate community.
- Reunite families and reduce the number of children entering the child welfare system.
Because children and their families are especially important to us at Strong Tummies, a portion of our sales are going to be given to this worthy organization to help provide for a family in crisis. Please know that your purchases are going to help more than just your family with better help for you. It will also be helping a family in need and bring Christmas magic to a child.