It was a challenging year like we never expected but through it all Jacob's Mission Center has remained open to serve our most vulnerable. Our foster and adoptive families have felt the strain of COVID-19 for a full year now and with the DCS's payment system changing, many have had additional financial burdens. Unfoturnately, due to the pandemic we were forced to cancel our fall fundraiser which has been essential to our success. For this reason our spring fundraising efforts are even more critical, ensuring that we can continue to serve our ever-growing community.
Thankfully, through our many successful and safe holiday events, parent night-outs and life skills classes, Jacob's Mission Center has been enjoyed by thousands of children, as well as youth who have recently aged-out of the foster system. Thanks to our passionate volunteers we have not only been able to continue serving our community by meeting many of their basic needs, but the generosity of others has also allowed us to complete the following:
- Poured sidewalks
- Painted the playground,
- Added pea gravel,
- Poured a basketball sports court,
- Laid sod
- Planted trees and shrubs
There is lots of work to be done, we are working to raise the funds to pay skilled trades men in order to properly complete the work on our gardens as well as well as begin our Equine Center. In addition, the funds raised will enable us to continue serving our communities basic needs.