Retreat, Heart Gallery Tour, and Goats. Yes, goats.

Foster and adoptive parents racing in canoes, goats dressed in lingerie and on parade… Fall is a busy time with The CALL and we would love to have you and your church join in the fun!  Below are some upcoming events and opportunities.  If you, your church or business would like to be involved with any of these events you may contact us at SalinePerry@thecallinarkansas.org:

September PRIDE Training:  The CALL will host the required training for incoming foster and adoptive families.  If you are interested in attending a training, please start by attending an information meeting (details below)!  We always welcome snacks and meals for the trainees by church groups or businesses!

September 18, Saline County Information Meeting for Volunteering, Fostering, Adopting: Interested in volunteering, fostering, or adopting?  Join us at 6:30 pm, New Life Church, 4200 Hwy 5, Bryant.

Sept. 22-23, Foster & Adoptive Parent Retreat for Saline & Perry County:  our parents will enjoy a relaxing weekend and also attend classes to learn more about parenting children through fostering or adopting.  Plus canoe races, bonfire with s’mores, and uninterrupted night of sleep!  Would your business or church like to sponsor a table and meet the parents?  Contact us for details.

October- Project Zero Heart Gallery Tour of Saline County:  A photo gallery of children available for adoption from foster care in Arkansas will be touring local churches and businesses in Saline County during the month of October.  Email us if you are interested in advocating for children available for adoption from foster care by hosting the gallery.

October 6, Arkansas Goat Festival:  Yes, Arkansas, we have a goat festival with everything goat- goat parade, goats in costume, goat yoga, goat milk products, AND…”Nannies at Night,” goats-in-lingerie fashion show!  And The CALL will be there!

October 7, Perry County Information Meeting for Volunteering, Fostering, AdoptingInterested in volunteering, fostering, or adopting?  Join us at 2:00  pm, Perryville United Methodist Church, 123 Cross St, Perryville.  

Upcoming Opportunities:

  • Introduce your church family to The CALL by hosting an Information Meeting in 2019
  • Minister to kids in foster care and families by hosting a Kids’ Night Out (and allow foster parents to have a date night!)

We are here to equip your church to serve children in foster care and the families who love them!  Email us at SalinePerry@thecallinarkansas.org or call 501-574-2364 for more information.

Changing Lives with Chocolate Sponsors & Treats

Changing Lives with Chocolate is quickly approaching!  The event on Friday, April 20th at the Benton Event Center, has already sold 1/2 of the tickets!

To purchase tickets for the event: CALLchocolate2018.Eventbrite.com  Tickets are on sale now! $325 for a reserved table of 10 or $35 each.

Join us to support The CALL in Saline & Perry Counties with an an evening of delicious food and tempting desserts, heartwarming stories, and live music.

 

Please thank and support our sponsors for the event:

  • ACDI
  • Alweld Commercial Boats
  • Arkansas Federal Credit Union
  • Bryant Family Pharmacy
  • Century 21 Parker & Scroggins Reality
  • Dillard’s
  • Everett Buick GMC
  • McGinty Commercial Boats
  • MidSouth Mill Supply
  • Modern Woodman of America
  • Salem Pharmacy
  • Shelter Insurance & Agents Blake Jumper, Todd Matthews, Cory Pratt, and Matt Steele
  • Total Medical Supply

We are looking forward to treats such as Chocolate Crème Brûlée and Mini Pies from churches & establishments:

  • Ascent Children’s Health Services
  • Cupcakes on Kavanaugh
  • Employment Solutions
  • Holland Chapel
  • Houston Baptist Church
  • Pookie’s Popcorn
  • Sugar Dumplin’s Cupcakes
  • The Summit Church
  • Three Best Bakery

If you are interested in donating an auction item, serving as a financial sponsor, or participating as a chocolate vendor at the event, please email us at SalinePerry@TheCALLinArkansas.org.

 

SPREADING THE WORD

The CALL in Cleburne County had a booth at the Business Expo in Heber Springs to raise awareness about foster care in Cleburne County and the state of Arkansas. We talked to and gave out information material to many people about supporting the CALL by volunteering and being financial sponsors.

Church Leadership Breakfast

‘Wrapping around foster & adoptive families in our Church’ will be the focus of our annual Church Leadership Breakfast on October 3, 2017. We invite pastors, church leaders, and Church Advocates with The CALL to join us for breakfast, fellowship, and to hear Saline County Judge Gary Arnold speak. The program will also include a panel with foster parents, a support family, and local pastor sharing their successes and challenges in supporting foster and adoptive families within the church. We will finish our time together in prayer for the children in foster care, the families who love them, our DCFS partners, and churches.
If you would like to confirm your church’s invitation or are interested in serving as a Church Advocate with The CALL, please email us at SalinePerry@TheCALLinArkansas.org for more details regarding the event.