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 Texas. Joe...
Superhero families

Superhero families

Throughout the month of October, we have been highlighting some of our superheroes – families who protect children and are strengthening their...
Summer starts with family with Buckner

Summer starts with family with Buckner

The Buckner Family Hope Center at Wynnewood in Dallas recently kicked off summer with their annual community event "Summer Fam Fest," which included...
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...
Open home, open hearts

Open home, open hearts

It was the day Jennifer and Mace Perez had prayed for. After four years of infertility, Jennifer and Mace were holding their beautiful, newborn...
National Volunteer Month: Buckner families give back to their community

National Volunteer Month: Buckner families give back to their community

Each volunteer at Buckner is an important piece of our ministries and this month we are celebrating National Volunteer Month by highlighting some of...
Moody Radio in Chattanooga collects more than 18,000 pairs of shoes

Moody Radio in Chattanooga collects more than 18,000 pairs of shoes

The back door to the diesel truck slams shut. Inside, more than 18,000 pairs of shoes and 18,000 pairs of socks are boxed and ready to be shipped to...
Mission teams build new houses, new futures for families

Mission teams build new houses, new futures for families

This week, mission teams from across the state are spending their Spring Break in Peñitas, Texas, building homes for families involved with the...
Meeting the need: Therapeutic foster parents help children blossom

Meeting the need: Therapeutic foster parents help children blossom

Meeting the need ...
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...
Hearts that help

Hearts that help

It was an unusual cold winter in Peñitas, Texas. Marcela Alanis' two sons, ages 3 and 6, needed showers, so she bundled them up in blankets, stepped...
Growing hope

Growing hope

Juan Calan and his wife Josefina Romero were living the American dream, working hard in New York to save money for their family. They sent the money...
From Tennessee to Mexico: 87-year-old travels with Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® to distribute shoes

From Tennessee to Mexico: 87-year-old travels with Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® to distribute shoes

Juanita Hall lives on a farm in Ooltewah, Tennessee. Every day, she wakes up at 5:30 a.m., makes her coffee and sits on a comfy chair and reads her...
Friday photo: Texas Rangers visits Family Hope Center in Longview

Friday photo: Texas Rangers visits Family Hope Center in Longview

On Monday, the Texas Rangers visited Buckner children, families and seniors at the Buckner Family Hope Center in Longview as a part of their Winter...
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: Robinson Chirinos plays baseball with children Buckner serves

Friday photo: Robinson Chirinos plays baseball with children Buckner serves

It was a summer to remember for children involved in Buckner programs when they took the field and met Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos at a...
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: Happy Easter

Friday photo: Happy Easter

"But God demonstrates his own love toward us that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." – Romans 5:8 ...
Friday photo: HEB gives shopping spree and gifts to 20 families in Rio Grande Valley

Friday photo: HEB gives shopping spree and gifts to 20 families in Rio Grande Valley

Last week, 20 Buckner Family Hope Center families in the Rio Grande Valley received a little extra help for the holidays thanks to HEB. HEB gave each...
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. Throughout...
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: Buckner Foster Care and Adoption participates in balloon release for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Friday photo: Buckner Foster Care and Adoption participates in balloon release for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and several Buckner locations participated in activities to help bring awareness to the issue of child...
Friday photo: Buckner Family Pathways of Houston moves single parents and children into new apartments

Friday photo: Buckner Family Pathways of Houston moves single parents and children into new apartments

In Houston, it’s a new beginning for 20 single parents who moved into the new Buckner Family Pathways apartments located at New Hope Housing at...
Friday photo: Buckner Family Hope Center holds first VBS in West Dallas

Friday photo: Buckner Family Hope Center holds first VBS in West Dallas

Last week, the Buckner Family Hope Center ministered to more than 30 children at the Globe Life Training Center at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth...
Friday photo: Buckner Day at the Rangers

Friday photo: Buckner Day at the Rangers

Thank you so much to everyone who came to the Texas Rangers game on Sunday for Buckner Day at the Rangers with a MercyMe post-game concert. ...
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 service....
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...
Embracing community: How tragedy brought one family a community to rely on

Embracing community: How tragedy brought one family a community to rely on

The first time Librada Cortez Martinez stepped into the Buckner Family Hope Center in Oaxaca, Mexico, she thought only about her children. ...
Dallas Family Pathways mother finds blessings in the storms

Dallas Family Pathways mother finds blessings in the storms

When Krystal Smith sneaks into her children’s room to wake them for school, she doesn’t enter on her tip toes – she dances. ...
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...
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...
An unconventional home build

An unconventional home build

This summer in Peñitas, Texas, several church groups have joined together to build a new home through Buckner Domestic Missions for a family who...
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....
A home built on faith

A home built on faith

Luis Conde and Brenda Hernandez moved to Peñitas, Texas, for one reason: to protect their children. ...
5 ways to get the most out of volunteering

5 ways to get the most out of volunteering

It’s the beginning of the new year and you’ve decided to start volunteering. You want to give back to your community and at the same time learn...
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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