We did it!

May 25th, 2015

BY STEPHEN JUDD

We’ve Exceeded our Goal! Let’s go the Extra Mile!

Thanks to all who have helped us not only reach our goal of $62,000, but to exceed our goal with $65.767! Fundraising-Thermometer-Goal-Reached-850x600

But we’re not done and the sponsorships are still coming in! Let’s go the extra mile and continue raising funds for Tupelo Children’s Mansion.

In just a few days, we will be running with the Mansion Kids and staff members in a private field-day and picnic event, with games, blow-ups and a lot of fun activities.

It’s not too late to join with as a sponsor! Who knows how much more we can raise as we raise the bar higher than ever before! $70,000? $80,000?WE-DID-IT

Will you help us make a difference in more precious lives? Several new children have just arrived, little boys and girls who had not other place to go for the desperate help they needed.

If you can give $50 or more, you’ll receive a Tupelo Children’s Mansion T-shirt that you can wear to show your support for the Mansion. Be sure and let us know your T-Shirt size in the donation form below, or include it with your donation if you choose to use the postal service.

You can give online www.mansionkids.org, or you can MAIL your donation to:  TCM Fun Run, PO Box 167, Tupelo, MS 38802

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Kids Giving to Kids – Books for Mansion Kids

May 21st, 2015

BY STEPHEN JUDD

Emma, Rissa, and Jaida Staten have been living overseas for nine years with their parents as missionaries in the Republic of Georgia. They are now back in the states and are excited about new ways they can help in the Kingdom.11216576_10206762131390478_8449640404741422389_n

They have recently taken on two Mansion kids through monthly sponsorship, but they want to do more! They want to all they can to help all of our children at TCM.

Please help them meet (and exceed) their goal of $3000 worth of books for the mansion kids!

Through donation matching, this means they need $2000 in donations and they will receive a donation match with $1000 more. Donation matches are limitless, so let’s exceed their goal!

What does this mean for you? They need 100 people to donate $20 to help them meet their goal!

You can help!

Simply head to their donation page and give your $20 (or more) to help send books to Tupelo Children’s Mansion.

http://www.youcaring.com/tupelo-children-s-mansion-357023

Then, spread the word! Let your friends know that they can help too! Let’s show these kids the power of giving!

 

Children Most In Need Of Sponsors

May 8th, 2015

BY STEPHEN JUDD

Sponsors are the lifeblood of Tupelo Children’s Mansion. Isaiah FoutWithout our sponsors, we would not be able to care for the children that God has entrusted to us. Sponsor dollars help provide for the children’s clothing, food, shelter, special educational needs, medical needs, parental support (through our loving houseparents) and personal care.

When you enroll as a monthly sponsor, you will receive a new sponsor packet with a picture and information about the child.

Once a quarter, you will also receive an updated letter and a new picture. This will help you stay in touch about the progress your sponsored child is making at the Mansion.

Brooklyn FoutWe can match child to you, or you may choose from one of the children pictured at https://mansionkids.org/give/mansion-kid-sponsor/.

For more information on sponsorships, contact Annette Tomlinson at annettetomlinson@mansionkids.org or 662-791-7726.

 

 

 

A LASTING LEGACY IN HONOR OF A LOVED ONE

April 23rd, 2015

BY STEPHEN JUDD

Many friends and supporters of Tupelo Children’s Mansion remember their deceased loved ones with a Living Memorial Gift in their honor. An acknowledgment card is sent to the family.HansfordMontgomery

For more information on how you can leave a lasting legacy in honor of a loved one, please contact Michelle Palmer, Executive Secretary, at michellepalmer@mansionkids.org, or by calling 662.791.7707.

Click the following link to see a listing of recent Living Memorial Gifts…

https://mansionkids.org/give/living-memorials/

 

 

 

Become A Guardian Angel!

March 1st, 2015

STEPHEN JUDD

Haven of Hope Girls’ Home is a part of Tupelo Children’s Mansion and is a 12-month behavior modification and support program for teenage girls between 13 and 16 years of age. The home is truly a “haven of hope,” providing a safe and structured environment where the girls receive direction and guidance from Godly residential mentors and qualified therapists.

Nearly 100 young ladies have gone through Haven of Hope since we started this program in October of 2004. For most of them, it was a life-changing experience. Over time, while in the program, most of the residents gained a sense of self worth, developed a relationship with God, and found meaning and purpose for their lives.

The program consists of a 3-tier system in which the girls accomplish specified behavioral and therapeutic goals.

Tier 1 – Stabilization
The first several months of treatment focus on “stabilization.” During this time the resident works on compliance, recognizing her need for help, and establishing a sense of self-worth.

Tier 2 – Recovery
After “stabilization” has been accomplished, the resident moves to the “recovery” tier, where the treatment focuses on developing, controlling, and improving behavior and appropriate emotional response skills.

Tier 3 – Restoration
“Restoration” is the focus of the last months of treatment. During this time, each girl works on acquiring, internalizing, and maintaining the self-discipline, self-esteem, and dignity that is required to make reunification successful.

The girls benefit from very structured environment with a great deal of hands on supervision, and this certainly includes the classroom. A certified instructor oversees the educational program. In most cases, the girls are behind academically when they arrive on our campus; however, we have had tremendous success in helping the girls to move forward with their schooling.

For questions about placement or more information about the program, you may contact Kathryn Slagle, Director of Residential Services: kathyrnslagle@mansionkids.org; 662-791-7762

You can make a difference in the life of teen-age girl in our Haven of Hope Girls’ Home by becoming a Guardian Angel.

For more information on how you can become a Guardian Angel, go to: https://mansionkids.org/give/guardian-angel , or contact our Annette Tomlinson, Director of Sponsor Relations: 662-791-7726 annettetomlinson@mansionkids.org