Archives for November 2013

Lessons in Gratitude

Former Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services client Lt. Col. Brenda Morgan gave an inspirational speech at a fundraising luncheon in San Antonio. Here is an abbreviated version of her talk. I moved to the Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ Itasca campus when I was ten years old. I lived there for nearly four years, then (Read More…)

Here’s an Idea for Your Church’s Giving Tree: Collect Gifts Designed to Encourage Family Interaction

PCHAS Child and Family Specialists in Corpus Christi have come up with a unique gift-giving program, one designed to encourage interaction between children and their parents. The program, designed by PCHAS Child and Family Specialists Carla Daniels and Courtney Alvarez in Corpus Christi, and operated as a partnership between two Corpus Christi churches, promotes gifts that (Read More…)

How to Encourage Charitable Giving in Your Children

A 2013 report conducted by the United Nations Foundation and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University explores ways to influence children to become future philanthropists. The report found that the best way to encourage philanthropy in your children is to talk to them about giving. According to the report, children whose parents talk to (Read More…)

Help Support PCHAS When You Shop at Kroger

Did you know that you can support Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services every time you shop at Kroger? Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services participates in the Kroger Community Rewards program, which gives away a total of $1.5 million each year to local non-profit organizations! Here’s How it Works When you use your Kroger Plus Card, (Read More…)

Why I Give: Mary Orr

Q: How did you/your church originally learn about PCHAS? A: As a child growing up, my parents regularly supported Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services, but it was just a name to me at the time. Then, about seven years ago, I met PCHAS Development Officer Signe Frederickson at a Presbytery meeting and I got more (Read More…)

More than 100 People Attend PCHAS Back-to-School Barbeque in San Antonio

A good time was had by all at the Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services Back to School Barbeque on the San Antonio campus in September. Signe Fredrickson, PCHAS’ Development Officer in San Antonio, coordinated the event and asked all of the PCHAS Ambassadors in San Antonio and the surrounding areas to invite their churches, to (Read More…)

Carissa’s Adoption Story

No one ever said life was easy. Well, that might be true, but with God by our side, our journey, to date, through the adoption process has turned out pretty perfect for our family. Before we married, my husband, Thomas, and I knew we wanted to adopt at least one child through Presbyterian Children’s Homes (Read More…)