Kids Hope USA

 

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Child . . . One Hour . . . One Church . . . One School . . . One Mentor . . . One Prayer Partner
The Power of One! Fall 2018 will begin the fourth year that First UMC will partner with Pleasant Lane Elementary School via Kids Hope USA (KHUSA). What’s that? KHUSA is a national organization that was founded on research showing the dramatic positive impact that can be made on the life of a child by a caring, faithful and involved adult.
Opportunity: Be a Mentor! One hour each week, one adult mentor,
supported by one prayer partner, meets wit h one student each week school is in session.
Many children are waiting to have a relationship with someone who will:+ know their name + be a consisent presence + let them know they matter! 
 
Opportunity: Be a Prayer Partner! Be a support person and pray regularly for your student, the mentor and for their relationship.
How many positions are available? However many volunteers our church is able to provide, there are at least that number of students at Pleasant Lane who will benefit from the KHUSA program! Yes, even in District 44 in Lombard, Illinois!
Is there any training available?   Yes, it’s thorough and interesting and may be completed on line as your schedule allows.
What if I have more questions? Questions are always welcome.   The site director at our church is Denise Karhoff King. There is also continued support available through the KHUSA website for all volunteers.
What’s my next step? Contact Denise at church or by email Witness@firstumclombard.org
Please remember the Kids Hope USA program, both local and national, in your prayers.  We’re looking forward to our next year of service.  Will you be there to make a difference for a child?  
 
SCHOOL STARTS NEXT WEEK!
. . and some children at Pleasant Lane School in Lombard won’t have the required school supplies without our help.
*How can we at First UMC help?
Click on the supply list for a list of supplies for each grade. A backpack full of supplies for one grade level or any of the individual items would be very much appreciated. Supplies may be brought to the church office. Any group or any individual or family may contribute.
Please do not purchase gym shoes at this time.

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