Help! Kinship Partners needs men. We have 32 boys on our waiting list.
Do you hunt, fish, cook, read, hike, watch movies? We could list every possible activity that you do and with 32 boys to find mentors for, no matter what it is you do for fun there is a young boy ready to enjoy this activity with you.
We all have heard that it is more fun doing something with another person than doing it by ourselves, which is simply the truth. Kinship Partners is asking you to have fun, simple as that. These young boys will make you laugh and enjoy life each time you are with them.
The variety of interests, ages and backgrounds are incredible with our 32 boys. Some come from single-family homes where the parent works long hours and is not able to spend individual time with them. Others have lived with more difficulties than any of us can imagine, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, divorce or death of a parent.
These are all situations these boys have faced, yet their spirit for life is not diminished. They anxiously await a partner, some for two years or more, continually asking us, "When will I get a partner?"
Chad, who has difficulties learning, has been on our waiting list for six years. Finally, we were able to match him with the "right" partner. He was elated and his mom was tearful and couldn't believe someone was going to be his partner.
Please do not sit back and let this amount of time pass for anyone on our list today. No matter what the situation, you have an ability, activity or trait that would match perfectly with one of these 32 boys.
Please do not just "think about it." Call Kinship Partners this week and set up an appointment to start the process. The number in Brainerd is 829-4606; Pequot Lakes, (218) 568-4015; or toll free, 877-730-kids (5437). Our web site is www.kinship.brainerd.com.
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