Even Small Snacks Makes A Big Difference To Kids In Crisis

Posted on Feb 28, 2013 in LIBERTY ROAD FOUNDATION, VOLUNTEER STORIES | 0 comments

Liberty Road Foundation and its non-profit partner, Olive Crest, are working to preserve families, prevent child abuse and provide education for at-risk children. Together they are collecting donated snacks of individually wrapped and non-perishable foods or drinks. The LRF Snack Drive runs February 1st – April 1st and provides real comfort to kids in crisis situations. Olive Crest’s Safe Families for Children Coordinator Nicole Aguilar shares her moving story of how this organization comes to the aid of young kids with too few options. Nicole says, “Through Safe Families for Children, I was able to spend some time yesterday with a precious 2 year old little girl. She was removed from her biological mother due to the mother’s heroin relapse. I’m suspecting she was removed from the home in the middle of the night, possibly during a drug raid, because the only possession she came with was the nightgown she was wearing. Due to the generosity of our donors, I was able to pull together a backpack of things to call her own- including socks/clothes, a teddy bear, and a children’s Bible. This case is unique for us because we were able to provide Child Protective Services a “Third Option”. Although her dad is “fit and able” to care for his little girl, he is currently in a transitional living program that does not allow children. By providing a safe place for her to stay for 1-2 months while dad finds family housing, we are keeping this little girl out of foster care and giving the family a chance to stay together.” If you’d like to make a difference for local children in need, please drop off your contribution to our snack drive at Olive Crest’s office located at 515 116th Ave NE #174, Bellevue, WA 98004. Great snack ideas include juice boxes, granola bars, fruit snacks, and fruit cups. Your cash donations are equally welcomed and appreciated. Our Snack Drive Also Benefits Jubilee REACH Center Another one of our non-profit partners, Jubilee REACH Center, is a needs-based, volunteer powered organization. They build relationships by taking time to love, listen and learn; earning the trust to hear the deeper needs then stepping in the gap with Relationships, Education, Assistance, Community and Hospitality. This organization is equally in need of non-perishable food items that support the community they serve. Your donated snacks can be delivered to Jubilee REACH Center’s office located at 14200 SE 13th Place, Bellevue, WA 98007. Please consider a gift of fruit snacks, granola bars, canned soup, pasta, frozen meats, paper products, dish soap. The Gift of Time If you’d like to share the gift of your time and effort, please don’t forget to ask how you...

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WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: RUN TO WIN

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“Do you not know those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize. So run in such a way that you may win.”  (NASB)  I Corinthians 9:24 It’s been said it’s not so much about how you start but how you finish.  Will you make that last exerted effort to push with all you’ve got to be a winner when everything and everyone around you is saying you’re not going to make it or your business is going to fail and those hopes and dreams you have are finished?  Are you ready to persevere regardless of the circumstances or the odds?  Aren’t you thankful that Jesus didn’t get right up to the end and quit on the cross.  “I’m not going through with this, it hurts to much.”  No, He didn’t give up.  He kept going. He finished strong. What about you? DECLARATION:  I will make that extra effort, that extra step to finish...

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WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: WHAT ARE WE TO DO IN A STORM?

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“He changes a wilderness into a pool of water and a dry land into springs of water; And there He makes the hungry to dwell, so that they may establish an inhabited city, and Dow fields and plant vineyards, and gather a fruitful harvest. Also He blesses them and they greatly multiply, and He does not let their cattle decrease.”  (NASB)  Psalm 107:35-38 What’s going in your life right now? Some of you may be going through some stuff or you just recently weathered a storm.  What are you to do?  First of all, God has made everything.  There is nothing He can’t do, no situation He can’t change, no circumstance He can’t turn around, no matter what is happening. He is still in control. Trust Him in His goodness.  Secondly, ask Him for His help.  “Lord, help me not to give into the spirit of fear.”  His word tells us in Psalm 57:2 that even in the hard times you will have more than enough.  Thirdly, never give up.  Be strong, be courageous.  Keep on keeping on.  You are going to make it. “He is your refuge and strength, your very present help in time of trouble.” (NASB) Psalm 46:1 DECLARATION:  I will make the choice each day to trust...

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WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: DON’T QUIT ON YOUR DREAMS

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

It has been said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” and Benjamin Mayes says this, “It is not a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled but it is a calamity not to dream.” Three things that will help you to realize your dreams: 1. Have faith for your dreams.  Hebrews 11:1 NASB says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” 2. Have an attitude of expectation that God is able.  Ephesians 3:20-21 NASB, “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works with in us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations.” 3.  Write and speak your dreams.  Habakkuk 2:2-3 NASB, says “Then He answered me and said, ‘Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run. For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay.’” DECLARATION:  I will believe and put feet to my dreams...

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LRF Presents: Snack Drive Benefiting Olive Crest

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 in LIBERTY ROAD FOUNDATION, NON-PROFIT STORIES | 0 comments

Dedicated to preventing child abuse, Olive Crest has been preserving families through treating and educating at-risk children. Olive Crest provides safe homes, counseling and education for youth and their parents. They are proud to have transformed the lives of more than 60,000 abused, neglected and at-risk children.       Volunteers at Liberty Road Foundation have gathered to organize a Snack Drive to Benefit Olive Crest. The process of removing a child from an abusive situation can be long and drawn out. During this time snacks help the children receive nourishment. We are partnering with local businesses to receive non-perishable snack donations to support this effort. What Are You Waiting For? Get Involved! Follow these simple steps to get set up at your office. 1) Download this  Snack Drive flyer  and post it at your office to raise awareness 2) Set up a drop box (moving box) to collect items. 3) Drop off the collected items anytime between February 1 – April 1, 2013 at the address below: Olive Crest 515 116th Ave NE #174 Bellevue, WA 98004 Local Companies Who Are Getting Involved Send us a Picture of your Snack Drive set up and we will add it to this post! thinkspace...

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