A Starry Evening Gala to Support Foster Families
Agape Ranch invites the public to its “2022 Legacy Gala: A Starry Evening Presented By Chick-fil-A Coastal Bend” on Saturday, September 24 from 6:30p.m. to 10:30p.m. at the American Bank Center.
As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Agape Ranch provides high quality foster care in South Texas by supporting foster and adoptive families, working diligently in the areas of prevention, foster care, adoption, and aging-out to provide support and mentorship for vulnerable children in the community. Regretfully, child abuse and neglect have continued to rise and the workof Agape Ranch is needed now more than ever.
Over 60% of the children in Nueces County are being placed in outside Texas counties due to the lack of foster homes in our community. This results in many children being separated from their siblings and the only community that they know. Over 90% of young adults aging-out of the foster care system will become homeless, incarcerated, in prostitution, sex trafficked, or dead within three years. Agape Ranch aims to establish a safe environment of 24 homes where foster children can receive the support they need in order to mature in all aspects of their lives.
Upon completion, this self-sustaining community will care for up to 132 foster children and young adults at a time. The program Thrive will provide housing and mentorship for young adults during
their college or trade school career. “The evening will begin with a social hour and silent auction and continue with dinner and inspirational testimonies as we embark on the next chapter of Agape Ranch
and leave a better legacy for the youth in our community through love,” said Shannon Murphy, Community Relations Coordinator. For more information on the Legacy Gala or how to donate or volunteer with Agape Ranch visit agaperanch.org or contact 361-742-6330.