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It's the start of a new year. For a lot of us, the beginning of a new year can be a fresh start. It's a time to evaluate where we've been and where we are going. For many of us, the previous year may have been difficult and stressful, but the new year also brings the promise of hope. 

For many of the families in Buckner programs, the new year brings the promise of hope for them too. Single mothers in Family Pathways are removing themselves from toxic situations and are pushing toward their educational goals so they can become financially stable and provide for their children.

Parents involved with family coaching through the Buckner Family Hope Centers have developed financial and spiritual goals with their family coach and are working diligently to complete them in hopes that this year is better than last year.

New foster and adoptive parents are opening their homes and building strong families by providing a safe and loving home for a vulnerable child.

What can you do to make 2022 be your best year? We all want our actions to impact others positively and leave a lasting legacy. The start of a new year is the perfect time to look at ways to turn that goal into a reality.

Here are some ways you can change the lives of vulnerable children and families through Buckner in 2022.

Volunteer through a Buckner ministry. Buckner volunteer opportunities exist where your calling meets your city. Use your time and talents to make a difference in the lives of others by investing in children and families. Help encourage children and strengthen families. No matter what you love to do, there’s a service opportunity for you! We have virtual and in-person options. Check out our Volunteer Central now for more details.

Host a Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® shoe drive. Wherever you are, you can minister to children around the globe by collecting new shoes and donating them through Shoes for Orphan Souls to be given to children in need through Buckner and its partners worldwide. Your gift of a pair of shoes could be the first step in transforming a child’s life by giving them health, access to education, hope and opportunities for further ministry. 

Get involved with missions in the United States and around the globe. You can make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and families through Buckner missions. Share the gospel through Vacation Bible Schools. Give hope by constructing a home. Provide encouragement to those who need it. Visit buckner.org/missions to see how you can make a difference, virtually or in person.

Become a foster family for a vulnerable child. There are more than 30,000 children in foster care in Texas, many of whom have been abandoned or removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Foster families provide refuge and recovery for these children at their critical time of need. Shine hope into the life of a child. 

Volunteer with your coworkers. There are many different opportunities for your employees to get involved and give back to the communities where you operate. Buckner can help you customize a program to help your business achieve its corporate social responsibility goals.

Support Buckner financially. Since 1879, Buckner has depended on the generosity of our supporters. When you give to Buckner, 100% of your gift will go directly to support ministry programs

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