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Review for United Methodist Childrens Home, Montgomery, AL, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

I am a local church Advocate for the Alabama-West Florida United Methodist Children's Home. Every local United Methodist church has an Advocate who works in conjunction with the staff to assist in fundraising and other activities. I maintain frequent communication with the administrative staff. I arrange visits to the local group homes in the area for members of my church. I plan the details of the annual White Christmas offering so that my church can be an active participant in this event. I have met children who are served by the Children's Home in a group home setting and coordinated activities to help the children in that home. The staff always supports and encourages my role as Advocate, while maintaining continuous, positive communication with me.The staff awarded my rural, small church with a certificate for being one of the top ten local church contributors to the Children's Home during the annual White Christmas offering. I was so inspired by the mission of the Children's Home that I continued in my father's legacy of being the local church Advocate for my church.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Personally witnessing the excellent, nurturing care that residents of a group home receive by the staff members who work with them on a daily basis. Through personal contact with two staff members who drove a long distance to meet me and thank me for my efforts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find ways to allow for an increase in staff so that more children could be served; while giving house parents and social workers the hands-on assistance they need in order not to be constantly overwhelmed with their responsibilities.

Role:  Volunteer & I coordinated annual fundraising activities and other events.