Kids Connection is a ministry of the Dawson Family of Faith and its purpose is to show God’s love by providing for the physical and spiritual needs of children from birth to age 16 whose parents or guardians do not have the resources to meet all of those needs.
What is provided?
The ministry only provides items for children and not for their parents or family. Items are provided at no charge to the families of the children.
We seek to address the spiritual needs of every person served by the ministry by not only praying with them after they have received their items, but also by providing them age-appropriate spiritual resources. An age-appropriate Christian book is also given to each child.
Who can be served?
Children and their caregivers are referred by churches, schools and social service organizations which pre-qualify families by their need and economic situation. These referring agencies also make the scheduled appointments by calling (205) 616-9131.
The majority of resources to be given away are gently used, donated items. Donated items must be clean and in good repair and only specific items for children designated by Kids Connection will be accepted.
Donations must be brought to Kids Connection at 32 Green Springs Highway during Kids Connection donation hours. Please drive around to the rear entrance of the store and a volunteer will help you unload your donations and give you a tax receipt.
Located in the middle of a strip shopping center at 32 Green Springs Highway, Kids Connection is between the Salvation Army store and Wing Out (formerly Pizza Hut).
The ministry is run totally by volunteers, many of whom are Dawson members, but members of other churches are invited to volunteer as well. Volunteers process donations, help caregivers pick out items for their children, provide spiritual support, maintain the facility and do everything else that is needed to help Kids Connection continue to help children. If you have a heart for children’s ministry, Kids Connection has a volunteer opportunity for you.
Funding for the costs of the ministry come from the Dawson budget and designated contributions.