Caring Hearts for Children is seeking monetary gifts to help families enjoy the holiday season.

Updated: Nov 23


By SARA VANDEN BERGE

Caring Hearts for Children is a unique agency that places abused and neglected children with licensed foster families in Texas, and they are now raising money for its foundation to help those families do something special during the holiday season.

Elizabeth Stephens is director of operations for Caring Hearts for Children, which opened an office in Stephenville on Oct. 1.

The agency works with 203 children and has additional offices in Comanche and Burnet.

“We would like people to adopt a family and pledge a set amount of money to that family so they can do something special during the holidays like take a trip to the zoo or go to the movies or out for a nice dinner,” Elizabeth told Beneath the Surface News.

The agency is funded solely by the Department of Family and Protective Services, but this particular project is funded through the agency’s independent foundation.

“None of the money in the foundation is ever used for operations; 100 percent of it goes directly to the families and children,” Elizabeth said.

The founder and CEO of Caring Hearts is Brent Hagood, a graduate of Tarleton State University with strong ties to Erath County.

“Brent is big on investing in his communities and has hired several Tarleton graduates to work for Caring Hearts,” Elizabeth said. “He is dedicated to supporting children in rural Texas.”

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Caring Hearts for Children is hosting a holiday open house from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, at its office located at 2309 W. Washington Street.

Those who attend the come-and-go event will be treated to cookies, hot chocolate and coffee.

Make plans to stop by and learn more about this wonderful organization and how you can get involved in the holiday project.

For more information, call 325-356-3471