Christ Is At It Again


It is often said, “Money can’t buy happiness.”   But money can provide a Senior with a cap and gown so he can walk out onto the stage with his graduating class and feel a part of it all. And money can keep the heat on when it’s freezing cold outside. And money can put a […]

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Digging Deep To Find The Future


She wasn’t a chatty kind of girl.  Second grade seemed a little rough.  It’s easy to think of childhood as a stress-free time.  After all, what is there to worry about?  No bills, no need to buy food for the table or put clothes on the backs of others, very little health issues.   But when […]

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AND THE WORLD TURNS


The counselors of our school districts are important links keeping our kids connected with our communities of caring.  Care For Kids embraces the hearts and hands of these counselors and encourages them to know when help is needed.   This story came to us from a counselor who embraced a very difficult situation and made a […]

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“Dad”


For years, it seemed, he had forgotten he carried a first name.  With a house full of children, he had always just been “Dad.” “Dad, would you help find my socks?”  “Dad, I have practice after school.”  “Dad, where’s my lunchbox?”  “Dad, can I borrow the car?”  Even his wife had called him “Dad” and […]

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A Grown Kid


Our stories often revolve around young faces, youthful hearts touched, First Graders struggling to read, Third Graders without a warm coat or a lonely child at lunch void of a friend.  But possibly the most amazing story of all showcasing Christ’s unconditional love revolves around a ‘boy’ society refers to as ‘an adult.’  For two years […]

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A Perfect Pair


She had known her since first grade…four years.  They were Lunch Buddies.  They laughed together, cried together and grew through the grades together.  The elder served as the constant…the rudder during rough times.  The child served as the ignitor of the spirit.  She represented hope and adventure and curiosity.  The pair was perfect together.  Now […]

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A Mom Needs To Mother


One of the most awesome phrases a child can hear from a mother is “everything is going to be okay.” Fear drops, loving arms embrace and a blanket of protection surrounds.  We have total trust knowing that Mom is going to make it all better. There are so many children in our area that have […]

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IMPACT?


“IMPACT”.  The formal definition out of the dictionary says it means, “the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another.” But it is just a word with a text book definition. “Impact” in the world of lunch buddies is never forceful.  It is more like a drip of water on a stone.  If […]

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A Level Playing Field


He wanted to play.  On the field he was just like them.  The only grounds on which judgement was issued was on the ability to make the play. He was a PLAYMAKER. On the field he was not poor; not motherless; not a stutterer.  He was a part of something bigger than the quicksand of […]

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Paid In Smiles


“M” shared a story that answers the question so many volunteers get, “Why do you do it? “I have one hundred twenty plus buddies.  Over the past three years I’ve enjoyed visiting the second grade at my school.  I started visiting with one child at a time, but they kept moving away.   I had built a relationship with […]

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