Help Make the Holidays Bright for Our Children
The Board of Child Care is extremely fortunate to have the love and support of so many members of the community who faithfully contribute to our mission every holiday season.
Our Christmas Offering ensures the youth we serve have a special holiday and additional benefits to their care year round. The generosity of our donors also bolsters the scope and quality of BCC’s community programs.
The theme of our Christmas Offering this year is - “And all who heard it were amazed…” (Luke 2:18 NIV). This passage from scripture not only refers to the birth of Christ but also, for us, applies to the rebirth of the children and youth we serve.
Our Christmas Offering has strengthened our ability to make “amazing” things happen every day through our ministry. Here are just a few examples of some of our success stories:
- Jeremiah, Beth and Hanna grew up abused and neglected and were given no schooling or medical care. While living at our Baltimore campus, they received staff guidance, therapy and medical care, and have gone on to be successful in college and live independently.
- Bobby was in chronic trouble with the law and his father had labeled him “no good.” He immediately responded to the structure and supportive staff guidance at the Hagerstown Group Home, his rebellious behavior stopped, and he is now in the Marine corp.
- Anthony has an autism spectrum disorder and his out-of-control behavior was overwhelming his single mother. At our Strawbridge School, staff have helped him improve his behavior, and they assist his mother with providing structure and discipline in the home. Anthony is on the honor roll, receives ongoing therapy, and has improved his relationship with his mother.
This year, we know many more youth will come to us with needs similar to Jeremiah, Beth, Hanna, Bobby and Anthony. Please take a few moments to help us help them.
May God bless you during this holiday season.
Thomas L. Curcio
President & CEO