May 4, 2010

Outreach #12 (Almost Home Kids Donation)

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:08 pm by reacheachweek

Last Friday I went and visited an organization called Almost Home Kids.  Here is a little bit about the Almost Home Kids Organization.  I copied and pasted this from their website.  You can read more about their wonderful organization by going to www.almosthomekids.org

At Almost Home Kids, our mission is to enhance the lives of children facing serious and ongoing medical challenges.

Almost Home Kids is a not-for-profit children’s care center. Founded by parents of medically fragile children; this 10-bed facility is housed in a 4,000 square foot home set on 2.5 acres of land. It is the first of its kind in the nation and the only one in Illinois. It is recognized as a multidisciplinary model of excellence for the short-term clinical care of children who are medically fragile and who may also be technology-dependent.

Children in the Respite Care program are welcome up to two weeks a year, and the 120-day Transitional Program serves as a bridge between hospital and home.

The child-friendly decor and beautifully landscaped grounds make Almost Home Kids a wonderful “home-away-from-home.”

On their website are listed some of the needs they have at their facility.  I went and purchased some of these items and delivered them to Almost Home Kids. 

When I dropped off the donation I was greeted by a sweet lady who took us on a tour of the facility.  There were precious babies and kids hooked up to oxygen tanks and all sorts of medical devices.  It literally brought me to tears.  I silently prayed for each one of those precious children.  It’s hard to understand why these things happen to babies, but I know that our God is sovereign and that he is holding each one of these precious little babies in his loving arms.

Today my question is….will you take time to say a prayer for the staff who work here, and for the children who are cared for here?  “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”  Ephesians 6:18

Almost Home Kids Facility

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