She arrived at the Mansion with a four-month-old on her hip, dragging a two-year-old behind her.
You’ve seen children like this before…or maybe you haven’t. Perhaps only in a picture, with glazed eyes, a distended belly, hungry and malnourished, and begging for food. Horrible sores and rashes covered their bodies.
It was evident that the baby was sick and struggling to breathe, and we would soon find out that he had a serious breathing disorder that would require treatment.
The teenage mother placed a dirty diaper bag on the floor, the contents of which consisted of one baby bottle of spoiled formula. No diapers or clothes. That was it!
She was evidently in a hurry. There was a man waiting for her in a car. The engine was idling.
She kept looking at the door as she hurriedly filled out the necessary papers, quickly answering all the necessary questions. She said that she didn’t know who the fathers were, didn’t have a family…and was homeless.
When she finished signing the papers, she hurriedly left, without a backward glance at the kids.
The children were so sleep-deprived that they slept for 15 hours straight during the next two days. They were exhausted from not having a bed in which to sleep, let alone a roof over their heads. The two-year-old had dysentery for two weeks, trying to eat real food.
But after coming to the Mansion, these precious boys are now thriving, gaining weight, and are happy! They now have a bright future, thanks to our caring staff and wonderful people like you who are sowing seeds of hope into their young lives.
As I write this letter, we are working to bring a 10-year-old girl to the Mansion who recently witnessed her mother get murdered. Her grandmother has cancer and is not going to be able to care for her.
And there are several more children in desperate need of TCM’s help. The appeals for placing children with us are overwhelming.
You can help make it possible for other boys or girls to have a loving and caring home, and to overcome the past problems in their lives while reaching for their full potential.
Your generous gift of $25, $50, $100, $250, or whatever you can afford, will help make it possible for a child to have a place to call home at Tupelo Children’s Mansion.
Would you ask the Lord if He would lead you to help us help these children and continue our Savior’s work among these children?
It’s never been easier to donate online to TCM. To make a One Time Gift, go to: http://mansionkids.org/. Or, you can send a check to: PO Box 167, Tupelo, MS 38802.