Do you remember the Christmas song, "All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth?"
Many of us have children or grandchildren whose Christmas lists are long and the gifts requested could break anyone's holiday budget. Wouldn't it be nice to have a Christmas wish as simple as "two front teeth to wish you a Merry Christmas"?
Kinship Partners has almost 40 children on the waiting list. For these children the request is very simple. At the top of their Christmas list is the wish to have a partner who will be a friend and spend some quality time with them.
This week we are looking for a couple in the Baxter-Brainerd area to be an adult partner to 6-year-old Eric. He is in first grade and lives in Brainerd with his parents and older brother. Even though he lives with his mom and dad, Eric would benefit greatly from new opportunities and experiences with adult partners. Eric says he likes everything about school but especially enjoys gym and eating lunch.
He also enjoys riding bike, swimming, video games, and watching movies. Someday he would like to go camping and try horseback riding. Eric says he wants an adult partner so he can learn how to listen better and get along with others better. He says to tell a potential adult partner that he's easy going, kind and thoughtful and has a lot of energy."
His mother describes him as friendly and easy to get along with. According to his mother, Jake needs an energetic, friendly couple to talk to and to spend time with. Within the past year Eric was diagnosed with diabetes. It would be beneficial if his adult partner had medical background as Eric is insulin dependent.
This Christmas wish is pretty straightforward. An adult friend is at the top of Eric's wish list. You may be just the person to share special times with him and make a difference in his life. If you would like to make a Christmas wish come true for Eric, or any of the other kids on our waiting list, call Kinship Partners at 829-4606 in Brainerd, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you live outside the Brainerd area call 1-877-730-5437 and we will send you an application. You may also visit our Web site at www.kinshippartners.org. Become a mentor for what you can give. Stay a mentor for what you receive.
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