The month of June holds a holiday that is very special to many families – Father’s Day. To many children, dads are superheroes, and for one day in June, they get the opportunity to show them how much they are loved.
For those without steady and reliable parents, however, months like these can be the toughest to endure. Not only do these children not have that role model in their lives, they have to witness others celebrate. While there is only so much that we are able to do, we can provide godly house parents to nurture and inspire children who may not have had that experience before. Our Father to the Fatherless campaign helps the Alabama Free Will Baptist Children’s Home continue mentoring youth and providing a father figure in the lives that need it the most.
Why Father Figures Are So Important
A good father understands that he is a role model, and his actions and words go further with his child than anyone else they come into contact with. Having a dad who understands this and actively works to leave a positive impression sets a child on a path of success. While you can’t decide everything in a child’s life, starting on a good note can majorly impact their developing mind. Children with a strong father figure are more likely to do better in school, form stronger friendships, and have a higher self-esteem. They are also less likely to abuse drugs or exhibit destructive behavior.
Father to the Fatherless
Among other things, Alabama Free Will Baptist Children’s Home provides father figures for children who are neglected by their birth parents. These house parents are not forced to help, they truly believe in what they do and enjoy providing a light of hope in places that may have previously been dark. Our Father to the Fatherless campaign helps support our house parents and our home so that we can mentor the most children possible.
Learn More About Us
Alabama Free Will Baptist Children’s Home has had our doors open since 1947, and we will continue to provide a safe, caring home for children in crisis. Our goal is to make the home feel like a family through love, Christ, and lots of laughter. We would like to thank everyone who has donated to the Father to the Fatherless and encourage you to look at other ways of giving. Contact us today for more information.