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One More Child: Serve the Neighborhood 2024

April 21, 2024

One More Child is one of the church’s most longstanding and impactful partnerships. They exist to provide Christ-centered services to vulnerable children and struggling families. One More Child is doing amazing work through specific ministries, including Foster Care, Child Hunger, Single Moms, Anti-Trafficking, Family Support, and more. We are grateful to serve alongside One More Child and would love to share more about their work!

Foster Care

One More Child provides loving, Christian homes for children through licensing and equipping families to care for children who desperately need stability and hope. They equip churches to create and maintain foster care ministries to support and empower foster families. This focus is vital for our community and important to our church. Through our partnership with One More Child, our church can help make an impact in Foster Care! Over the past year, we have been able to co-lead Foster Care 101 classes that introduce people to serving in various ways that positively impact Foster Care. We have had the privilege of hosting their Foster Parent Appreciation Lunch and serve foster parents in numerous other ways.

West B will be hosting the Foster Parent Appreciation Lunch again on Saturday, April 27th. We need your help making this happen! We need volunteers willing to hang out and have fun with kids.




Azinger Family Compassion Center

One More Child opened the Azinger Family Compassion Center in 2021. It is a 12,000-square-foot facility in Palmetto designed to serve vulnerable children and struggling families in Manatee and Sarasota County. It serves as a resource hub for distributing food, diapers, and many other needed items directly to vulnerable families and over 100 local nonprofit partners, including West B!

In the first year it was open, the Azinger Family Compassion Center distributed over 1.7 million meals and over $3.9 million worth of household items such as diapers, cleaning supplies, and hygiene items. Our church has had the privilege of serving at the Azinger Family Compassion Center during our Serve Days.


Single Moms

One More Child has an awesome program that serves single moms working towards self-sufficiency as they provide for their children. Specifically, they offer a residential program single moms can go through that equips them with the essential life skills they need. One More Child also partners with local churches to equip them to provide mentors and launch Single Moms Community programs at each of the partner churches.