Gene and his mentee have been matched for over 2 years! Our mentee’s mom says he “loves his adventures with Gene. He doesn’t care what they are doing at this point. As long as he gets to hang out with Gene.” He once told Gene “I want to do this forever!”
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Our fourth annual “Be a Rock in a Child’s Life” fundraiser was a huge success! We thank you all for participating and supporting us so that we can continue to keep matching children throughout our city! If you missed the event and want to donate or watch the full recording. Click on the link below!To skip through the pre-show start watching at 29 minutes!
How cute are these two?! Sometimes mentoring just looks like sipping on some hot chocolate and looking at pretty lights. Mentoring is life giving not only for the child, but also the mentor. Today 10/8 is our live virtual Be a Rock event. Join us at 7pm to see what we are all about.
These two have been matched for 4.5 years! They have had an organic relationship from the very start. They have been on countless library trips together and in this picture they’re eating cotton candy at Echo Ranch at the carnival event they hosted for Faithful Friends matches. When you participate in our “Be a Rock” fundraiser auction this is the kind of impact and community building you are supporting. Thank you for helping us make more matches just like this one! Join us with the “Be a Rock” drop down on the website.
We can’t thank our sponsors enough for their continued support of Faithful Friends! Our sponsors understand the significance of the mission of Faithful Friends and have been walking alongside us to see that we can fulfill that mission. THANK YOU!
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Here are two brand new mentor matches that were made just last week! Faithful Friends is continuing to match children in the Portland Metro area despite challenges due to Covid 19. Our program staff has been working diligently to adapt in order to continue matching children. Covid 19 has caused Faithful Friends to lose many of our child referral sources as well as prevented us from sharing our Faithful Friends story in person in churches throughout the city. Surprisingly enough, we have seen great turnout in our mentor trainings during the pandemic. We truly believe that the Lord has provided these mentors during this time because the need is greater than ever. In exactly one week from today our “Be a Rock in a Child’s Life” auction will be live. If you are looking for a way to be part of the Faithful Friends story, join us on October 8th by watching our live “Be a Rock” inspiring program and auction. Our auction packages will go live and be available starting on October 1st up until the live event on the 8th. Don’t miss out on free charcuterie and wine for you and your friends and sign up to host a watch party by September 28th (this coming Monday)!
The blue dots in this photo represent the boys in our community that are waiting for a mentor. As you can see from this photo, the need for male mentors is huge! 67% of our mentor inquiries come from women while only 17% of our inquiries come from men, and the last 16% from couples. Last year 64% of our children came from a single parent household. The majority of these households were single mother or grandmother households. Our young men are the future and we would love to introduce a positive male mentor into their lives to walk alongside them through the joys and hardships that come with being a male in our society today.
While this summer was unusual, our mentors and youth were still able to find moments of joy doing meaningful activities together. Hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding were some of the many ways that our matches were able to connect through the challenges life presents.