There are endless opportunities to serve and help out the community that supports foster/adoption. Austin and Mandy Carter lead a team from their church, Sylvan Hill Community, to renovate the southwest DHS office’s family waiting room. This is an area that many children and families pass through on a day to day basis. They saw an opportunity to provide a need ofr families and they jumped on it! The reason? Here’s why!
“We believe that as the church we are all called to “do something.” We cant all Foster/Adopt, but we can all do something. With the ultimate goal of reunification in the for front, what a great way show some love and support to the families that pass through the door, and to make a sometimes hard visit a little more inviting. Our hope for this room is hope. That is the design behind the “Dream Big” theme. The two rooms we have renovated were not in the best shape, with hand-me-down toys and furniture. We believe this can play a role in the interaction between the parents and children. We hope that the renovated rooms can spark a little hope for the future, and not for just the families, but also impacting the staff that walks by this room everyday.” – Austin and Mandy Carter