Why I Give: Jill Foote

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How did you hear about PCHAS?
My aunt and uncles, when they were children, received excellent care at the Itasca Group Home. Before he passed away at the age of 94, my uncle celebrated being the oldest former Itasca resident. What stands out most to me is the tremendous love and care that my aunt and uncles received at the campus.

How long have you been serving this ministry?
I have been a long-time donor to PCHAS. For the past six years, I have served as a PCHAS Ambassador for St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

What makes you passionate about PCHAS’ ministry?
The care the children and families receive through PCHAS is Christ-centered and is lifelong. No other organization seems to place as much value on the lifelong relationships that PCHAS does. Families served by PCHAS literally become members of the PCHAS family, and receive loving care for the rest of their lives.

Are there certain programs you are especially passionate about?
In addition to the Group Homes, which are near and dear to my heart, I am excited about the new single-parent campus in Houston. I have enjoyed  hearing the success stories we have already experienced with our first seven mothers and their children, and I look forward to hearing more.

Anything else you admire about PCHAS?
As an educator (at Rice University), I really love the emphasis PCHAS places on education. I was so excited to hear that one of the mothers was not only a full-time student, but had received honors for top academic performance at Houston Community College!

Any other comments about your relationship with PCHAS?
I look forward to getting my church more plugged in to the PCHAS mission so that more members of the congregation can become PCHAS volunteers. I am  excited to continue my lifelong relationship with PCHAS and its ministry.