At Share in the JOY, we believe in the power of community and the importance of nurturing strong, supportive relationships for children who may not have had the opportunity to experience them otherwise.

With this mission in mind, we’re excited to announce our newest event: “The JOY of Father-Figurehood

Scheduled to take place on Father’s Day weekend, this special occasion aims to celebrate the role of positive male figures in children’s lives and create cherished memories for those who may be missing this connection.

Father’s Day can be an emotional time for children in foster care, serving as a reminder of what they may feel they lack in their lives. However, we believe that every child deserves to experience the joy and love that comes from positive adult relationships. That’s why we’re inviting men from our community who are ready to step up as positive father figures to join us for this meaningful event.

The JOY of Father-Figurehood is more than just an event; it’s an opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of children who need it most. Through a variety of engaging activities and heartfelt interactions, we aim to provide children with a weekend filled with laughter, learning, and love.

Research has shown that having a positive father figure can significantly impact a child’s emotional, social, and cognitive development. Fathers and father figures play a unique role in providing guidance, support, and love that contribute to a child’s overall well-being.

For many children in foster care, having a positive male role model can make a world of difference. It’s about more than just celebrating Father’s Day; it’s about creating a sense of belonging and empowerment for these children, instilling confidence and self-esteem that will carry them through their journey.

We invite you to join us for The JOY of Father-Figurehood and be a part of something truly special. Whether you’re a father, a father figure, or simply someone who wants to make a positive difference in a child’s life, your participation is invaluable.

Together, let’s Share in the JOY of create lasting memories and show these children that they are loved and valued. Join us for The JOY of Father-Figurehood and help make a difference in the lives of children in foster care.

For more information and to get involved, please contact us today. Let’s make this Father’s Day weekend one to remember for all the right reasons.

The JOY of Father-Figurehood event promises to be an unforgettable day filled with fun, bonding, and meaningful experiences for the children in foster care. We’re thrilled to have some incredible partners on board, including DJ Mikey VIP to set the perfect atmosphere and Texas Roadhouse BBQ on Sunset in Henderson to provide meals for all attendees. The superheroes from Critical Care Comics will also be there to add an extra element of excitement, as will our very own mascot, JOY!

But that’s not all – we’re also teaming up with our nonprofit partners from Champions for CASA, ensuring that our male volunteers, if they choose, have the opportunity to learn how they can continue making a difference in these children’s lives beyond just one afternoon.

 

Here’s how we envision the day unfolding: Upon arrival, children will check in and, if they haven’t already come with a father figure (whether a foster parent, grandparent, or CASA volunteer), they’ll be paired with one of our dedicated volunteers at the event. Over the next two hours, they’ll rotate through different stations, engaging in games and activities designed to foster connection and create lasting memories.

One of our highlights for the day will be an area where children can learn how to ride a bike. We’re currently seeking a business partner or organization willing to provide bikes that the children can take home with them if possible. Additionally, we’re looking for a local retailer that would generously donate shirts and ties for a station where older youth can learn this valuable skill.

Furthermore, we’re eager to incorporate a woodworking kit station, where children and their father figures can bond over building something together. We’re on the lookout for a company willing to provide these kits and make this experience possible.

 

Join Us

As we strive to make this event truly special, we’re reaching out to businesses and organizations in our community who share our passion for making a difference in the lives of youth. Whether it’s donating items, offering experiences, or providing resources, every contribution will help create a day that these children will never forget.

If you or your business would like to be a part of this incredible event and contribute in any way, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Together, we can make a meaningful impact and bring joy to the lives of these deserving children.