Award of Appreciation for Agape Volunteer Molly

Hank Lawson presented an award of appreciation to Agape Villages volunteer Molly Dua at the Manteca Chamber of Commerce

Hank Lawson presented an award of appreciation to Molly Dua at the Manteca Chamber of Commerce weekly coffee event. Molly does volunteer work for Agape Villages, most recently collecting book bags and school supplies for our foster youth.

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Thank You To All Who Attended Tri-Valley Jail n Bail


A huge thank you for all the people who attended the Tri-Valley Jail n Bail in Pleasanton at  the SideTrack Bar + Grill this July. We had a great turnout and brought in over $10,000 to benefit the kids in foster care that Agape supports. We look forward to doing it again next year!

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Agape Villages at a Sacramento River Cats Game

Agape families attended the Sacramento River Cats game on Saturday, August 10 in Sacramento. Agape social worker Brian Bossemeyer threw out the first pitch. It was a great evening except sadly the River Cats lost. Our thanks to Goldrush Getaways for sponsoring the evening.

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Book Bags for Foster Kids

Thanks to John at Journey Christian Church for delivering boxes of book bags that we could give to the kids in foster care that Agape Villages supports. Just in time for the school year to start!

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Printed Newsletter – July 2019

Please read the Agape Villages July Newsletter, “The Love Letter,” to learn more about all of the people and programs that are changing the lives of foster children each day!

click here to download the PDF file.

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7th Annual Roseville Dinner & Silent Auction

We had a packed house for our 7th Annual Dinner, with Live and Silent Auctions, in Roseville. The theme was “Be a Hero, Save a Child” and wow did we have some heroes! Because of the kindness of all who attended and our sponsors, like Goldrush Getaways who was our event sponsor, we raised over $21,000 to help kids in foster care through the programs we offer here at Agape Villages.

The auction prizes, which included two 4-day cruises to Mexico, the music and speakers made for a fun evening as we focused on the need of the over 90 kids that currently have homes with resource families (formerly foster families) through Agape Villages.

Thank you so much for those who provided for and attended this event. We can’t do it without you!

We continue to look for resource families, volunteers and donors, so we can help even more of the ~50,000 kids in foster care in California. Please reach out if you can help.

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Birthday Boxes For Our Kids in Foster Care

Keller Williams in Roseville has made Birthday Boxes for our foster kids. These decorated boxes contain everything needed to celebrate a birthday, complete with cake mix, frosting, décor, plates, napkins, balloons, and a birthday card with a special celebratory message. Agape is thankful to have received 25 Birthday Boxes! Thank you, Keller Williams in Roseville!

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Spring in the Valley Annual Dinner in Manteca

We are so fortunate for the people who help Agape serve children in foster care. We periodically put on fundraising events like the Spring in the Valley Annual Dinner in Manteca on March 30. This was only the second Spring in the Valley event we’ve put on and it was an amazing success all around.

We raised over $15,000 to benefit the children that we provide homes for through the resource parents (formerly foster parents) trained and certified by Agape. We are so thankful for all those who filled the room full to listen to our speakers, enjoy an amazing steak & chicken dinner, raffle prizes, and auctions. How often do you get go to an event like this and choose from all these delicious desserts?

Thanks to those who volunteer to put on events like this, those who donate to Agape and our sponsors, like A. Teeples Plumbing, we’re able to make a difference in the lives of so many children.

If you weren’t able to attend this wonderful event, consider coming to one of our other events. We have them all over the Bay Area, Central Valley, and Greater Sacramento Area. We can’t wait to see you!

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Printed Newsletter – March 2019

Please read the Agape Villages March Newsletter, “The Love Letter,” to learn more about all of the people and programs that are changing the lives of foster children each day!

click here to download the PDF file.

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A Foster Parent’s Journey Comes To An End

Robert and Shenida Redditt have been caring for children as foster parents in California for 15 years and served over 40 children. They chose to join Agape a year ago after hearing about us from a friend. In their short time with Agape, they commented how they have sensed how much all of our staff really care about the children.

Shenida told about her mother and father being foster parents for years also, instilling in her a heart for needy children. Shenida and Robert have often said that “children are our future, we need to pour some of our goodness into them.”

They recently informed Agape that they will have to withdraw from caring for kids to refocus their efforts. Since Shenida’s father recently passed, she now realizes her mother and grandmother need their help in a much greater way. In communicating the announcement that they are leaving, they’ve said that “It’s never easy to say goodbye. The kids become a part of your heart.”

In a recent letter to Janet Kleyn, Shenida wrote, “I would first start off by telling you that Agape Villages has been the best foster care agency that we have been in. We have enjoyed being foster parents as we have seen the difference that can be made in a child who has been given ‘extra’ love. Showing you care and are there for the kids is monumental.”

We are grateful for families like Robert and Shenida who provide such loving care to children. Foster parents are our unsung heroes. They give sacrificial love every day to each and every child in our care. Foster parents are the best!

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