God Opened the Door...
At the end of 2016 I became homeless, addicted to drugs and severely depressed. Because of this, my two daughters were not in my care. I lacked discipline and motivation to do anything with my life. One day a couple of friends helped me find the Sheepfold. Although I didn’t know what I needed, I knew something had to change. However, God knew. He opened the door so fast for me to be a part of Sheepfold — I didn’t have time to blink.
When I brought myself and daughters to the shelter, I cried. I was so grateful that we not only were blessed with a roof over our heads, but a home. I was also very happy to have my girls back. The House Managers were (and still are) loving, supportive and patient. They have helped me to grow into an independent and stronger woman.
I am now growing closer to the Lord. His grace and mercy has been such a blessing, more than I could have imagined. The daily Bible studies minister to my soul. They have helped me draw closer to and understand what it truly means to have a relationship with Christ. My daughters now have a sense of security and responsibility. Every day they are learning about God and they love church. We are now moving forward as a Godly family towards self-sufficiency. I have a great job, a new church that I love and savings for the future.
My goals are to move to Second Step, save up for a car, continue building a strong relationship with Jesus and to eventually support myself and my family. God knew exactly what I needed and He provided me with that and more.
I thank God for all the opportunities and all the people He has put in my path. Thank you Sheepfold for giving me back my daughters and the focus and determination to be successful in life.
- Sheepfold Resident
Since this story was written, this resident has moved to Second Step, and received a donated car. Read this story here.
Thank you from our Residents
Thank you so much for cutting my sons’ hair. They both love their new cuts and it was just in time for school. Also thank you for cutting my bangs. I love them also!! You are great. God bless you.
I want to let you know that I really appreciate all you do for us by dedicating your time and talent to us. May God continue to bless you and your family.
Thank you for the haircut. I really like it! You are good. God bless you.
Thanks for cutting my hair. I haven’t had my hair cut in a year. I really appreciate it and I love the cut. You’re awesome! Blessings.
WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!
Thank you for donating your Cherry Tahoe S-10 to the Sheepfold. I am very grateful for this blessing for my family. I feel that my new truck will be put to great use as I move forward with my life.
It was an answered prayer from God’s ears to your heart. I have been given exactly what I need and my heart’s desire. ‘Thank you again for this blessing of a better and more reliable means of transportation.
God bless you,
For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
- Isaiah 41:13
We greatly appreciate all of your expressions of love by donating Christmas gifts for our moms and kids.
Here are a few Gift Suggestions for our Moms and Children (Ages: infant, toddler, school age 5-12, and teen girls)
- Clothing and accessories for women (all sizes including plus sizes)
- Beauty and hairstyling products and accessories
- Shoes for women (all sizes)
- Clothing for girls and boys (all sizes)
- Clothing and accessories for infants and toddlers
- Shoes for children (all sizes)
- Clothing for teen girls (all sizes)
- Popular children’s toys (all ages)
- Outdoor toys: Bikes, Scooters, Skateboards (and protective gear)
- Electronics: Educational Toys, Wii Console, Wii/PS4/DS Games (rated E)
- Gift Cards: Target, Kohl’s, Walmart, Grocery Store, Costco, Gas, Amazon
- Tickets/Activities: Amusement Parks, Sporting Events, Movie Tickets
- Shelter Specific Gifts: DVDs (G or PG), Children’s Books, Bibles, Devotional Books
- Household Items: Kitchen and Bath Linens, Bedding and Pillows (twin size), Kitchen Essentials
More specific items are listed on our Christmas Gift Registry at: thesheepfold.org
- We request NEW items because these are gifts.
- Please bring gifts UNWRAPPED. Gift bags OK. We need to see each gift, therefore, we will need to unwrap any wrapped gifts.
- We will receive gifts starting MondayN November 28th, Monday through Friday from 9 AM - 5 PM. (Gifts are also welcome earlier.)
- All gifts will be received at The Sheepfold office: Call 714-237-1444 or email email@example.com for directions.
- Gift Drop-off DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 7th (So we have time to sort, wrap, and distribute before Christmas.)
- Wrapping supplies, boxes, and ribbon are appreciated.
As part of our stewardship accounting we are required to record every new item donated to The Sheepfold. It would be a great help if those who bring gifts would kindly include a list of the item’s cost, or a copy of your register receipt.
Groups or Companies
If you, your church group, or company would like to adopt a family, please call our office for more information
714-237-1444, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you desire to give larger items other than listed above, you may call the office at 714-237-1444 for suggestions.
Looking for volunteers who are available
Monday–Friday (starting December 4th)
Shifts are: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Come and be part of the excitement by sorting and wrapping gifts for the women and children, beginning Monday, December 4, 2017
(Night and weekend opportunities TBA.)
If you have helped during Christmas in the past, there is no need to come to the orientation meeting; just call and let us know when you would like to volunteer.
Call Sarah at (714) 237-1444 or email email@example.com to RSVP or for more information.
Giving to The Sheepfold
If you are considering The Sheepfold for your year-end giving, you may donate online at thesheepfold.org/donate.
The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability is the respected organization that audits non-profit corporations on a yearly basis to verify that all donations were recorded properly and were used for the purpose for which they were given, and requires a full financial statement for supervision by The Sheepfold Board of Directors monthly.
Membership in the ECFA is only granted to non-profit corporations who meet their rigid standards. We are proud of our long-standing membership in this organization.
Fran Lundquist, Founder
Board of Directors
John Wildman, President/Executive Director
Jeff Abbott, BBL Group Chair
Tim Blied, Law Partner
Schmiesing, Blied, Stoddart & Machey
Secty., The Sheepfold
Bob Brumleu, President
Omni Duct Systems
Marie Sackett, Program Director/Finance
Sharon D. Lund Foundation
Chris Hite, Partner
Rick McCarthy, Chair/Principal BBL Forum
CPA, McCarthy & Associates
Generous Giving Field Team
Retired Business Owner
Victoria Botka Williams
Freelance Television Director