We would like you to meet Blake.
Blake is a somewhat shy 9-year old boy who loves trains, has a huge passion for building things, and is sensitive to other people's feelings. Blake's dad died a few years ago in a car accident when he was in first grade. He had a good relationship with his dad and is really missing a male companion in his life.
Blake lives with his mom and older brother in Baxter. Blake's interests are quite varied. Here are just a few of the activities he likes: camping, bowling, auto racing, woodworking, fishing, model building, museums, card playing and anything to do with animals. Blake states that he wants a "friend of his own" who loves trains and is kind-hearted. Blake's been on our waiting list for several months now. How about striking up a friendship with him so we can take him off of it?
Speaking of waiting lists, at Kinship Partners our dream is to see this list dwindle down to nothing. As of today, we have over 50 kids who need another adult in their lives. Someone to hang out with, talk with and trust.
We know there are many people who read this article each and every week who say to themselves, "I would love to help out, but I don't have enough time to have a Kinship Partner." We urge you to look at your schedule again. A few hours a week makes an unbelievable difference in the life of a child on our waiting list. You don't have to carve out time like you may think. If you're a gardener, there are children who would love the opportunity to learn how to be a green thumb right along with you. If you love to watch old movies, you could share that love with a child. Any activity or interest you're already involved in could be an activity you could share with a Kinship Kid!
So, if you've been putting off calling Kinship Partners to find out more about how our program works, do yourself a favor and act on those feelings that have you reading this article week after week.
You can reach us at 829-4606 in Brainerd, email@example.com; or 568-4015 in Pequot Lakes, firstname.lastname@example.org, or toll free at 1-877-730-5437. You can also visit our website at www.kinship.brainerd.com.
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