Covenant Kids Employees Step Up for Child Abuse Prevention Month
They already spend their days going through dozens of case files, trying to find temporary and permanent homes for children in need. Stress levels are high when the need to immediately place a child in an abusive situation arises.
It seems like the caseworkers at Covenant Kids, a non-profit child placing agency in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, are always working towards a greater cause, it’s hard to figure out when they sleep. But even after a long day of fighting for children and often long nights of on-going training and foster family support, the employees at Covenant Kids still find the time to give back even more.
This month, in recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention month, the staff has formed a special team, CK Cares, to host a toy drive in support of Save Haven, an organization dedicated to preventing domestic abuse.
“We were just talking about something that would pull us together as an organization,” said Danielle Harding, a Family Assessment Coordinator at Covenant Kids. “We wanted to create something that would draw us together while still giving back to the community.”
The idea for a toy drive arose during a weekly devotional meeting that many of the workers at Covenant Kids take time out of their lunch hour to attend. The devotion sessions focus on different topics every week. Last week the group discussed a chapter from the book “What On Earth Am I Here For?” written by Christian author Rick Warren, who also wrote, “Purpose Driven Life.” Harding says that weekly devotionals are an important part of what Covenant Kids stand for.
“It’s about team building and relationship building,” says Harding. “It’s great that we get time to meet and put our focus on God in a different way.
Covenant Kids will be accepting new toy donations in all three of its offices until April 30th. All toys will be delivered to Safe Haven and given to children who were removed from their homes with nothing to hold on to.