The start of a new year is the perfect time to evaluate your life and decide what goals you want to achieve. And we all have goals, even if you aren't the type of person to formally set up New Year's resolutions.

Many of the families in Buckner programs are also setting up goals. Single mothers in Family Pathways are pushing toward their educational goals so they can become financial 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. Foster and adoptive parents are building strong families by providing a safe and loving home.

So what do you want to achieve this 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 2019. Let's make this year count by helping ourselves and others achieve their goals. 

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! 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. Click here to learn more.

Go on a mission trip through Buckner. Make a hands-on 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 start planning a life-changing trip today.

Become a foster family for a vulnerable child. There are nearly 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. Learn more about becoming a foster parent today.

Support Buckner financially. Since 1879, Buckner has depended on the generosity of our supporters. No administrative fees are taken from your gift, which means 100 percent of your gifts go directly to those Buckner serves. 

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