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children in the rio grande valley
Public and private sectors must unite to beat poverty in Rio Grande Valley
For change to happen, nonprofits need to work together
Monica Salinas, executive director of Buckner Rio Grande Valley, wrote this article that was originally published on My RGV News, sharing the...

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Q&A with former foster youth making a difference
Part of the Youth Advisory Council in Lubbock, the youth aim to improve services offered to former foster children
Buckner FYi Centers work in collaboration with the Texas Workforce Commission and Department of Children and Family Services to provide services to...

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Learning about injustice in home financing
Ed Francis, a former board member for Buckner International, originally wrote this column for the Baptist Standard as part of a special series...

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'Hope shines here'
An Advent devotion
This devotion appears in the 2021 Buckner Advent Guide, containing devotions and fun activities to celebrate the Advent season. Get your free digital...

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Advent starts today
Get a free Advent Guide filled with devotions and activities
Today is the start of Advent. The Christmas season is traditionally a time of awaiting and anticipation for Christ's birth. And what better time than...

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'Always Forever'
Catching up with Stephanie Ellison
“Hey, sweet child, it’s time for bed. Close your eyes and rest your head ...” ...

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Happy Thanksgiving from Buckner International
Reflecting on the season of gratitude
I love Thanksgiving. The weather has usually changed enough by Thanksgiving that we know fall has arrived and there is a crispness in the air. So, it...

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Texas Rangers distribute Thanksgiving Day meals
Dallas families in need have a feast on Thanksgiving Day
Last week, several Texas Rangers players were at the Texas Rangers Youth Academy distributing Thanksgiving turkeys and sides to hundreds of families...

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Two paths, one loving home
Two children find the peace of home and family in a time of need
When Rob and Emily Holloway began the foster care and adoption ministry with Buckner, they had the opportunity to journey two parallel paths – but...

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What are you thankful for?
A devotion for Thanksgiving
I was thinking the other day, we all are truly living in unprecedented times. As I reflected, I thought about how I am responding to this period in...

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celebrate hope in longview texas
$319,000 raised for East Texas children and families
Buckner 'Celebrate Hope!' dinner and live auction celebrated 30 years of shining hope in the community
More than 200 people gathered on Tuesday for “Celebrate Hope,” a fundraising event honoring 30 years of Buckner Children and Family Services...

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Making a difference … one child at a time
One family’s desire to help children has led them to fostering more than 20 children through Buckner
The Johnson family farm is no stranger to going with the flow. From goats and chickens to alpacas, life on this Amarillo farm is hard work but never...

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