Why We Give – Les and Brenda Staples

How did you/your church learn about PCHAS? We learned about PCHAS at First Presbyterian Church in Ft. Worth’s “Presbypalooza” event.   How long have you/your church been serving this ministry and in what capacities (volunteer,projects, monetary donations, etc.? Since we learned about PCHAS, we have been supporting the agency with monetary donations.   What makes (Read More…)

Why I Give: Jill Foote

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 (Read More…)

Why We Give: Ron and Jo Ann Mills

How did you learn about PCHAS? Seven years ago, we were going through some trying times with our teenage daughter. A friend of ours from Trinity Presbyterian Church in McKinney (TPC) suggested that we contact PCHAS for advice. We were cordially invited to the Waxahachie campus for an evaluation of our daughter and a tour (Read More…)

Why We Give: George and Linette Harwell

How did you originally learn about PCHAS? I was in high school living in Dallas with my parents. We attended First Presbyterian Church where my parents were actively involved in a couple’s class. As part of that class, my parents visited PCHAS’ Itasca campus. Ever since then I have had a close connection with PCHAS. Linette (Read More…)

Why I Give: Mark Davis

Mark Davis, 14, first learned of PCHAS several years ago from Jana Hobbs, PCHAS Senior Development Officer. His family responded to the immediate need of a Child and Family client whose children were discovered sleeping on the floor with most other basic needs unmet. Bedding, clothing, shoes, books and toys were donated by Mark, who (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…)

Polly and Phil Diebel

Polly’s mother, Pauline Grant, was a long-time supporter of PCHAS during her lifetime. When Polly was a child, her family hosted two girls from the Itasca campus in their home, and this was the beginning of her interest and relationship with PCHAS that has grown over the years. As an adult, she became familiar with (Read More…)

Why I Give: Lelah Walker

Lelah Walker’s parents were each the first born to parents who worked farms in rural Alabama. Her parents married and settled down to make their future in the same manner, but things changed when a local banker offered her father a scholarship to attend college. During those college years, her mother returned to the country (Read More…)