If you don't know anything about Calvary Home for Children, you should (especially if you live in SC). CHC operates within the state foster system as a private, independent group home for foster kids who are in some of the worst position: they are in "long term" foster care, meaning that their parents' rights have been (or probably will be) terminated.
We've had the joy of working with several CHC kids as students at NCS over the years. Unfortunately, CHC isn't able to accept any teenagers right now so I really miss having CHC kids in our classrooms. They are currently raising money so they can staff another cottage with house parents and take in more kids!!
There's always volunteer work to be done at CHC. Just give them a call and set up a time when you can use your skills. Today the NewCov kids headed over there (it's just a mile down the road from us) to sort food goods in the pantry and pick up rocks. Really... I'm not kidding. They needed to clear the big field of rocks! So-- 3 hours of hard work well done:
|Jack Knipe, Sarah, David, and Lauren are sorting and organizing the giant pantry. The typical CHC cottage can house 8 foster kids PLUS the house parents and THEIR kids. So it's a big pantry. lol|
|Riley and MK lost among the canned goods. lol|
|Meanwhile.... everybody else picked up rocks. YEAH.|
|Workin' hard or hardly workin'?|
|Dusting off those wheelbarrow skills. And sore muscles.|