Overflow419 is a foster care ministry based on 1 John 4:19, "We love because He first loved us."
The mission of Overflow419 is to fulfill the biblical command to care for orphans by serving local foster families, recruiting new foster parents, and raising awareness of foster care programs in Cabarrus County. As a ministry we want to provide wrap around support for foster parents so that they feel comfortable saying "yes" to opening up their home to a child. We believe that there is a place for everyone in orphan care, from foster parents to those who will be a part of our prayer team, meal delivery team, parents' night out volunteers and support of social workers—just to name a few. We hope you'll consider what your role might be in this growing ministry. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Getting involved in foster care is easier than you might think and does not always require you being a foster parent yourself. If you'd like more information about how you can serve alongside Overflow419 as a spiritual or practical ministry partner, fill out our Volunteer Interest Form.
Overflow419 hosts a number of events and activities related to foster care. For information about upcoming Parent's Night Out events, licensing classes, therapist-led support groups and other activities, see our Upcoming Events page.
Thanks to the generosity of business owners and individual families in our area, Overflow419 is pleased to be able to assist fostering families with various resources, from furniture to toys. We understand that placements come fast and often times there are many needs all at once. We want to help with that transition as best we can. Please email us if you have a specific need.
Many people naturally assume that the only way to obey God's command to care for orphans is to become a fostering family, but that is far, far from the truth! Every act of service or gift given toward a fostering family is orphan care, and people are often surprised by just how many ways they can make a deep impact in support of a fostering family. From the emotional reinforcement of a simple encouraging text message, to the preparation of a meal, to the practical blessings of offering to pick up the kids from an event — or to pick up after the kids when the house is in disarray — every burden lifted or shared is appreciated.
Pray today that God would open your eyes to needs both great and small, not only of "the fatherless", but also of those parents and families who are already striving to fill that role in young lives. And if you feel led to join our team of volunteers, please complete the interest form found here.
Graphic adapted from Jason Johnson