PALMETTO -- One Church One Child's free prayer breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Palmetto will feature the Rev. Frankie S. Fayson III as keynote speaker.
There are about 800 children in Florida's foster care system waiting to be adopted and more than half are minorities.
One Church One Child, founded in 1980 to help Illinois address the number of African-American children lingering in the foster care system, was implemented in Florida in March 1988 to address the same problem.
One Church One Child partners with the Department of Children and Families, churches and community-based agencies to find permanent adoptive homes for minority children waiting in foster care.
Arie Sailor is executive director for One Church One Child of Florida, which has a 13-member governor-appointed state board with Pastor Beverly Lane as president.
Representatives from the Department of Children and Families and the Sarasota Y and Safe Children Coalition will provide information about their agencies and adoptive and foster parents will share experiences.
Music will be provided by Trinity Christian Fellowship Center from Sarasota.
The public is invited to participate in this heartwarming presentation regarding our children in care. Information will be provided on how to become a church prayer partner, adopting, fostering, mentoring and volunteering.
Information: Call LaKay Fayson at 813-985-7831 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.