WITH LOVE, | Many of the stockings stuffed with toys that are passed out at the DHS Christmas parties are provided by our amazing team of volunteers at With Love, Their goal is 1,000 stockings this holiday season and could use your help getting the items to fill them. If your family, business, or Community Group is interested in donating items that go in stockings contact allieroth@withloveoregon.org or go to their website www.withloveoregon.org.

FOSTER PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT | FPNO teams provide DHS foster parents with a monthly date night while volunteers provide their children with fun activities in a safe environment. This blessing provides foster parents and church volunteers the ability to forge relationships, creating a sense of community and connection. For more information, contact Donna Drury at drury5@comcast.net.

DHS CHRISTMAS PARTY | Each Christmas, River West Church partners with Embrace Oregon at the Midtown DHS office to throw a Christmas party for over 300 foster kid and their biological parents. This amazing event includes a home-cooked meal, games, a bounce house, toys, and a visit from Santa! For most, this will be the only time they spend together to celebrate the holidays. For more information on how you can help out, contact Lisa Feenstra at lisa@riverwest.org.