There's so much to be thankful for

There's so much to be thankful for

Thanksgiving Day – it’s a day full of family, fun and food. But even more so, it’s a time of reflection and remembrance. It’s a time to be...
The cutting edge: Buckner Family Hope Center helps hair stylist grow thriving business

The cutting edge: Buckner Family Hope Center helps hair stylist grow thriving business

Antonio Galeno swivels the chair and picks up the scissors. He gracefully yet deftly cuts his client’s hair all while greeting those that walk in...
Texas veteran remembers war and those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Texas veteran remembers war and those who made the ultimate sacrifice

In honor of Independence Day, Buckner Senior Living is taking pause to celebrate all the heroic veterans who live in our communities across...
Seeds of faith – Rebecca Barker Trent

Seeds of faith – Rebecca Barker Trent

Rhonda Horton and Rachel Haas grew up listening to their mother tell them about their great-grandmother, Rebecca Barker Trent, who grew up at Buckner...
Reading for fun

Reading for fun

Barbara McNeir is a “frustrated actress.” She loves drama and being on the stage but she never made a career out of it. She also loves to read. As...
Rays of joy

Rays of joy

It was a sweltering 99 degrees, unusually warm for Dallas in late September. There wasn’t a single cloud in the sky and rays of sunlight covered the...
Meeting the need: Dallas-area foster parents help children blossom

Meeting the need: Dallas-area foster parents help children blossom

Paula and Lance Raymond are the only couple in their Sunday school class who are not empty nesters. Though they are both in their 60s, the Raymonds’...
Joy fills Midland courthouse as 10 children are adopted

Joy fills Midland courthouse as 10 children are adopted

Throughout the hallways in a Midland, Texas, courthouse, two little girls danced with their new siblings. Last month, Emerson and Regan were adopted...
Friday photo: Supporting Louisiana flood victims

Friday photo: Supporting Louisiana flood victims

Allen High School students raised money to help replace lost athletic equipment at Runnels High School in Baton Rouge, La., during the recent...
Friday photo: Move-in ready

Friday photo: Move-in ready

The Buckner family in Longview, Texas, celebrated the first families to move into the Mac and Tom Stone Buckner Family Pathways building on Aug. 23...
Friday photo: Easter celebration

Friday photo: Easter celebration

Last week, 507 people attended an Easter celebration on the proposed site of the new Buckner Family Hope Center at Bachman Lake in Dallas. Around the...
Friday photo: Dallas Mavericks deliver Thanksgiving meals to Buckner families

Friday photo: Dallas Mavericks deliver Thanksgiving meals to Buckner families

Yesterday afternoon, Dallas Mavericks players Devin Harris and Deron Williams helped distribute Thanksgiving meals to 250 Dallas families...
Friday photo: Community blessing

Friday photo: Community blessing

Juan Chong and his family have been involved with the Buckner Family Hope Center at Houston/Aldine for a few years. Now, he is an active volunteer...
Friday photo: Christmas blessing

Friday photo: Christmas blessing

Thanks to some Buckner volunteers, Christmas will be extra special for the moms in the Buckner Family Pathways program in Dallas. Yesterday,...
Friday photo: Change a life

Friday photo: Change a life

Whether distributing shoes or aid, playing games with a child or helping with a craft during Vacation Bible School, mission trip participants have the...
Friday photo: Celebrating National Adoption Month with the Dallas Stars

Friday photo: Celebrating National Adoption Month with the Dallas Stars

On Nov. 10, Buckner foster and adoptive children experienced Buckner Night with the Dallas Stars in celebration of National Adoption Month....
Friday photo: Buckner Night with the Dallas Stars

Friday photo: Buckner Night with the Dallas Stars

On Nov. 19, Buckner foster and adoptive children experienced Buckner Night with the Dallas Stars in celebration of National Adoption Month. During the...
Friday photo: Bubbles for everyone!

Friday photo: Bubbles for everyone!

Everyone loves bubbles! Last weekend, Buckner foster families and families served through Buckner Family Pathways in Midland, Texas, gathered for a...
Friday photo: Aramark employees revitalize Buckner Family Hope Center

Friday photo: Aramark employees revitalize Buckner Family Hope Center

On Wednesday, over 100 Aramark team members volunteered at the Buckner Family Hope Center at Wynnewood as part of their annual global day of...
Four ways to share the Easter story with your children

Four ways to share the Easter story with your children

At Easter, we celebrate how Christ died and was resurrected from the grave to save us, his children, from death as sinners. As adults, we understand...
Family Pathways Dallas: A Place of healing

Family Pathways Dallas: A Place of healing

To Stephanie Richards, Buckner Family Pathways in Dallas is a place of healing.  ...
Faith Focus: This beautiful mess

Faith Focus: This beautiful mess

My family Christmases don’t look anything like those peaceful family gatherings you see on TV, with family members crowded around a table with a...
By faith alone: Midland couple adopts siblings through foster care

By faith alone: Midland couple adopts siblings through foster care

Since the day they got married, George and Agatha Wall dreamed about having a large family. They both grew up in large families – Agatha has nine...
Buckner, KCBI donate 1,500 shoes from DFW shoe drive to hurricane victims

Buckner, KCBI donate 1,500 shoes from DFW shoe drive to hurricane victims

Buckner International and Dallas-based radio station KCBI are donating more than 1,500 shoes collected in August through the DFW Shoe Drive to...
Buckner International sending food, water filters to flood victims in Peru

Buckner International sending food, water filters to flood victims in Peru

Buckner International is shipping more than 500,000 meals and 400 water filters to help the more than 630,000 people who have been affected by the...
Buckner Guatemala gives new eyes to local family

Buckner Guatemala gives new eyes to local family

Four-year-old Oseas was playing in the yard with his older brother in the quiet community of San Luis Puerta Negra in San Jose Pinula, Guatemala. The...
Buckner Family Hope Center at Wynnewood services new area

Buckner Family Hope Center at Wynnewood services new area

The Buckner Family Hope Center at Wynnewood just got a little bigger as it will provide services to a newly built affordable housing apartment complex...
Breaking free

Breaking free

Everything Rebekah works toward – securing a safe living environment and doing well in her studies – is motivated by her children, Emely and SJ. ...
Aramark employees give cooking demonstration, revitalize Buckner campus on special volunteer day

Aramark employees give cooking demonstration, revitalize Buckner campus on special volunteer day

Over 150 volunteers from Aramark came to Buckner Children’s Campus on Sept. 20 to host a cooking class, paint murals in various locations, spruce up...
Aldine families receive toys and food to make holidays a little easier

Aldine families receive toys and food to make holidays a little easier

Christmas is a little brighter for families in the Buckner Family Hope Center at Houston/Aldine programs as they received food and toys for their...
A light that shines through the darkness

A light that shines through the darkness

Cecilia Valencia and her husband Daniel Lopez sighed with relief when they learned they qualified for a new home build by Buckner Domestic Missions....
5 reasons why foster care family camp is the best

5 reasons why foster care family camp is the best

In July, more than 600 foster and adopted children and families had the chance to come closer together as a family, and have some fun and relaxation...
'Our miracle baby'

'Our miracle baby'

In five years of doing foster care, David and April McCarthy have had 13 foster children stay in their home – all of them boys. They have eight...

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