MBCH to celebrate importance of families
November 15, 2005
BRIDGETON – The Missouri Baptist Children’s Home (MBCH) is preparing to celebrate National Family Week Nov. 20-26 with family-friendly activities and a Foster Family Summit Nov. 21 on the main campus at Bridgeton.
The summit and information resource fair, scheduled for 5:30-8 p.m. at the Spiritual Life Building, is free and open to the public. Susan Dreyfus, chief operations officer of the National Alliance for Children and Families, will be one of the panel members for the summit.
“Ordinary families are extraordinarily important to our communities and our country,” said Bob Kenison, MBCH president. “When America’s diverse families and children are healthy, our nation prospers. That’s why we hope everyone will take time during National Family Week to honor the connections that support and strengthen families year-round.”
Sam Wiley, who was a teacher and administrator in Indianapolis, founded National Family Week in 1968. The Alliance for Children and Families, based in Milwaukee, has organized National Family Week efforts for more than 30 years. It and its member organizations across the country, including MBCH, are coordinating activities on local and national levels to encourage people to celebrate their connections within the community and the family. For more information on this emphasis, visit w ww.nationalfamilyweek.org or call MBCH at 1-800-264-6224.
Potential foster parents are encouraged to attend the Nov. 21 event at Bridgeton.