Church donates birthday boxes for foster kids


Wilmington Church of Christ (WCC) Student Minister Tony Brackemyre, standing immediately left of stacked birthday boxes, and WCC Children’s Minister Cheryl Brackemyre, standing immediately right of stacked birthday boxes, brought the birthday boxes on behalf of the church to Clinton County Job and Family Services for Clinton County foster children.

Wilmington Church of Christ (WCC) Student Minister Tony Brackemyre, standing immediately left of stacked birthday boxes, and WCC Children’s Minister Cheryl Brackemyre, standing immediately right of stacked birthday boxes, brought the birthday boxes on behalf of the church to Clinton County Job and Family Services for Clinton County foster children.


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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Church of Christ raised money to assemble and decorate 90 birthday boxes for Clinton County foster children.

These boxes were decorated individually and then filled with birthday celebration items for each child. It is difficult for children to be away from their homes on their birthdays, and each child in foster care will get a birthday box on their special day in the coming year.

Wilmington Church of Christ wanted to do something in October to benefit the community. They pick projects and call it sacrificial giving, above and beyond what is already given.

According to Cheryl Brackemyre, who coordinated the gifts for foster children, “We love the mission and heart of Clinton County Job and Family Services and had worked closely with them on a few other projects in the past and wanted to bless them in a new way. Partnering with a great company, Together We Rise, we raised over $2,000 to buy birthday boxes.”

Clinton County Job and Family Services staff were overwhelmed by the generosity from the Wilmington Church of Christ, and know that these hand-crafted boxes will bring smiles to the faces of children in the community who have been abused and neglected.

Community support makes a difference every day in the lives of children and families in Clinton County, especially for children in foster care, said Kathi Spirk, director of Clinton County Job and Family Services.

Wilmington Church of Christ (WCC) Student Minister Tony Brackemyre, standing immediately left of stacked birthday boxes, and WCC Children’s Minister Cheryl Brackemyre, standing immediately right of stacked birthday boxes, brought the birthday boxes on behalf of the church to Clinton County Job and Family Services for Clinton County foster children.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/11/web1_Birthday_Boxes_p.jpgWilmington Church of Christ (WCC) Student Minister Tony Brackemyre, standing immediately left of stacked birthday boxes, and WCC Children’s Minister Cheryl Brackemyre, standing immediately right of stacked birthday boxes, brought the birthday boxes on behalf of the church to Clinton County Job and Family Services for Clinton County foster children. Courtesy photo