Special to Atmore News
T-Mobile partnered with Pride of Atmore to donate special edition toys to The Forgotten Initiative (TFI), a national foster care support ministry. Their vision is “People everywhere supporting the foster care community and experiencing Jesus together.”
TFI is currently serving in 40 advocacy areas around the country, with presence in Escambia County since 2015. The 3 Core Tenets of their ministry are Awareness. Encouragement. Advocacy.
In Escambia County, TFI is currently serving about 50 children in foster care, 11 agency workers and supervisors, 15 foster families and a host of families receiving preventative services through the Department.
Each year at Christmas, TFI pairs sponsors with foster children and families receiving services to provide gifts based on their wish list. On a monthly basis, TFI is also providing birthday presents through the Birthday Blessings program. Enthusiasm and donations of churches, individuals, and civic groups make each program possible.
The gifts that TFI will receive through the grant award from T-Mobile will go to supplement Christmas gift packages and Birthday Blessings.
If you’re interested in learning more about how your church or family can become more involved with the ministry of TFI, please contact Jennifer Strawbridge through the ministry’s Facebook page: Escambia County, AL: The Forgotten Initiative.