· April 28 – Light of Hope event in Austin
· June 20-21 - Skiin’ with the Galilean ski camp for foster kids & families (in Marble Falls, TX)
· June 28 – Adoption Coalition of Texas Night at the Round Rock Express baseball game
· July 26 - Skiin’ with the Galilean ski camp for foster kids & families (in Athens, TX)
· September 20 - Heart Gallery of Central Texas Unveiling at Shoal Crossing Event Center
Watch for more details to come in future newsletters!
As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Adoption Coalition and other Austin agencies are working together to offer a host of activities to help prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect. Please help Austin stop child abuse now by attending the Annual Light of Hope Event on Saturday, April 28 from 10:00am - 2:00pm. The event will feature free food, musical performances, giveaways and family activities. Location: Kealing Middle School, 1607 Pennsylvania Avenue, Austin Texas 78702.
We are pleased to announce that again this summer, an amazing group of community volunteers (all background checked) are putting on Skiin’ with the Galilean Wednesday June 20 & Thursday June 21 at Lake Marble Falls. Skiin' with the Galilean (SWTG) is a Christian ministry designed to serve youth currently in foster care by providing them with: a safe, fun-filled day of water skiing, wakeboarding, boat rides and tubing; fun and games with a biblical message; lunch AND dinner. All at no cost to the foster children or their families!
Spaces are limited and always fill up quickly, so RSVP soon! To sign up, please email@example.com and we’ll send you the required registration information. Also check out the SWTG website at austinswtg.org for additional information.
Thank you for the tremendous response to our call for sponsors and silent auction donors for the unveiling event on September 20th! We are proud and honored that two major Austin companies have stepped up to be major sponsors this year.
If you are interested in learning more about the different sponsorship levels available or donating an item for the silent auction, please call the Adoption Coalition’s Executive Director, Murray Chanow, at (512) 450-8608.
On Friday, March 23rd, Heart Gallery of Central Texas photographer Colleen Stroup had the honor of attending the adoption consummation of 14-year-old Tony Burklund and presenting his family with the portrait she took of him for the 2010 Heart Gallery.
Forever Families child profile segments air on Time Warner Cable’s YNN channel every Sunday. We strive to make the filming experience fun and special for the profiled child. We do an activity in which the child has expressed an interest to give viewers a glimpse of the child’s personality.
We deeply appreciate the time, generosity, and kindness our hosts extend to the children each week. We’d like to thank the filming hosts recognized below and encourage you to watch the corresponding Forever Families segment if you haven’t already by clicking on the child’s name or photo:
If you or your business are in the greater Austin area and are interested in learning more about hosting a segment filming, please contact Lisa Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
· We are adding new portraits to the website regularly, so be sure to check the website frequently and let us know if you’d like additional information about any of the children.
· Recent stories in the news about the Heart Gallery of Central Texas:
“Portraits put foster kids’ spirit on display” – Bryan-College Station Eagle Newspaper
“Victoria photographer’s image selected for national exhibit” – Victoria Advocate Newspaper
The Adoption Coalition of Texas is a collaborative effort of private nonprofit child placing agencies all working together to find forever families for abused and neglected kids languishing in the foster care system.
ACT Partner Agencies
Adoption Coalition of Texas
5900 Balcones Drive, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78731
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