What Makes Collins Home Unique?
What makes Collins Home unique or different from other children’s homes? In the past, I’ve said our kids and our ability to keep siblings together.
Although that is still true today, I also believe one of the strongest components of our program is the Christian home we create for our children. When I say, “home” I’m talking less about the building itself and more about the emotional connection and sense of comfort and belonging we’re able to provide.
“The secret of a happy home is that members of the family learn to give and receive love’” -Billy Graham
Our Quality of Work Makes A Much Bigger Impact
We are a small ministry that can make things difficult because everyone wants to see large quantities of work being performed. However, I believe our quality of work makes a much bigger impact than just the number of kids we can say we’ve helped.
Of the 25 to 36 children that will live with us each year, they too will touch many lives around them today and for future generations. Primarily because of the place they called home.
Our kids have not always lived in a home that was consistently caring and loving…it is our prayer we create a home for them where they feel safe, loved, and have that feeling of familiarity, comfort, and belonging.
What are some of the things that make the feeling of “home”?
But what are some of the things that make the feeling of “home”? Those little things that most displaced children don’t often get the chance to appreciate…bedtime rituals, family meals around a table, daily devotionals, and help with homework, to name a few.
You’re feeling at home when you have a connection with the people you live with; you really miss them when you’re not together…and they really miss you.
Try the recipe below and see if it’s received as warmly in your home as it is in ours.
Recipe for a Happy Home
Ingredients: 4 c Love 2 c Loyalty 3 c Forgiveness 1 c Friendship 5 tb Hope 2 tb Tenderness 4 qt Faith 1 barrel Laughter
Directions: Mix love and loyalty thoroughly with faith. Blend in tenderness and forgiveness.
Add friendship and hope. Sprinkle abundantly with laughter.
Bake in sunshine. Serve generous helpings daily!
Looking for Ways You Can Support Us?
Our ability to offer this loving home is thanks to all our wonderful staff and you, the Collins Home Community that support us every day.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can help the Collins Children's Home, check out the options to Get Involved today.