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 thankful for all the ways God has blessed us, and here at Buckner, we have so much to be thankful for. Daily, we see the way God works within our programs to transform families, and we are overjoyed to see the smiles of children and parents who have a safe place to live.

This year, those we serve are grateful for family:

“I am thankful for my family, especially my daughter. And I am thankful for all of the people in my life who are helping me succeed.” -Nicole McGee, Family Pathways in Amarillo 

“I’m thankful that I’ll get to see my family for Thanksgiving. They’re all coming here to Parkway Place for Thanksgiving dinner.” -Ben Morton, Buckner Parkway Place in Houston

They're thankful for a God who loves them and gives them the opportunity to minister to others:

“I am grateful for the privilege and the opportunity given to us to be able to make a difference in a child’s life.” -Martin and Maria Cruz, foster and adoptive parents 

“I am grateful for family, for love, for shelter, for new friends and for overcoming struggles. I am grateful that our Lord Jesus is a God of second chances.” -Dorothy, Family Pathways in Lubbock 

“I am thankful for all of the many blessings that God has bestowed upon me. Buckner Family Pathways has truly been a blessing in allowing me to further my education while being able to independently parent and support my daughter.” -Tiara J., Family Pathways in Lufkin 

Lastly, they are thankful for the opportunity provided through Buckner.

“I am thankful for my family, especially my daughter. And I am thankful for all of the people in my life who are helping me succeed.” -Nicole McGee, Family Pathways in Amarillo

“I am thankful for Buckner Family Pathways for allowing us to have a safe place to live and for helping me through my journey to reach my goals.” -Yesenia Nieto, Family Pathways in Amarillo

"There's no early thing better to me than this school [at Buckner Family Hope Center at Wynnewood]. This schooling has been one of the most joyful, blessed things in my life." -Jerutha Pratt, Family Hope Center at Wynnewood in Dallas

"I am very thankful to Buckner. They have touched my heart in many ways. The educational opportunities have allowed me to progress and move forward as a person." -Dulce Luevanos, Family Hope Center in Peñitas 

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