Recently I saw one of our former Agape foster children. Zakaria is now a beautiful young woman, poised, self-confident, accomplished. I am thankful for Patrick and Janet Mitchell who so lovingly invited her into their family and their hearts.

People sometimes ask me, “Why do you need to raise money?” Agape relies on fundraising to provide the quality of program our youth need and deserve. This includes Master’s level social workers to work with the children. We have enrichment programs such as music, dance and sports, which are fun but also therapeutic. We recruit, train and then support the best possible foster parents.

Our social workers are in the foster home every week to be sure the child and family are supported with what they need. We provide intensive training which goes above and beyond minimum requirements. We want our children to have the best!

You can be assured that every dollar contributed will be put to good use. Each child, like Zakaria, is important and each donation – large or small – is important. We can’t do our work with abused and neglected children and youth without generous, compassionate donors.

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Janet Kleyn, President, Agape Villages, Inc.