Just a few minutes before writing this letter, I approved several more children to come live at the Mansion. Even though we are nearing full capacity, how can I say “no”? I was moved with emotion and wept as I read the heartbreaking stories and saw the photos of these children.

The placement of these children hinges upon the funds we will receive over the next few days and weeks. This is why this year-end appeal is so urgent.

The Mansion’s residential number continues to grow. We are now averaging nearly 100 children in our care, making us the largest children’s home in Mississippi. Calls are received almost daily regarding the placement of even more children in crisis.

We are currently in need of purchasing 70 new mattresses for the children’s beds at a cost of $200.00 each. We have several new beds that need mattresses while most of the existing mattresses are quite old and need to be replaced.

Would you help provide a comfortable bed for a child at the Mansion? Your donation of any amount would be greatly appreciated.

If we receive more than the amount needed for the mattresses, any additional giving will go toward the cost of caring for the children.

Thank you for believing in this great cause. Please know that your support is making a difference in the lives of these precious children. Your investment in this ministry carries eternal dividends.

Because of your generous giving, we receive messages like this:

“We never had much growing up. We were very poor and didn’t always live in a safe environment. We were shuffled from family member to family member. It was a hard life. I was often taken advantage of and carried a lot of shame. Thankfully, through a connection with a bus ministry, my siblings and I were brought to the Mansion. I found my purpose there. We were safe. We were sheltered. We were loved and cared for. With the Mansion’s help, I received my college degree. I am married now, and I work alongside my husband in ministry. I am so thankful for everything that the staff and sponsors did for me. I still pray for them daily.” 

Please let me hear from you by December 31. Your tax-deductible, year-end donation can also be given using the form below.


Stephen Judd
President and CEO

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