Donation Divas at Upbring New Life Children's Center in Canyon Lake was initiated as a service project by a Pilot member while she was on the Advocacy Board. She saw a need for assistance to the girls sent to the center by CPS.
The girls range in age from 7 to 17 years and have been mentally and/or physically abused by family members or others. They are given a second chance in life.
They arrive with only the clothes on their back and are given clothing (mostly new) and shoes. They are also given new bedding, towels, and personal care items from donations given to the New Life Children's Center. The girls are provided with an excellent education from Trinity Charter School and special counseling during their stay. They learn to work with farm animals, garden, and most importantly, learn about God. It's a second chance to begin again and feel they are loved and worthy of that love. New Life is a Christian based community.
Donation Divas (Pilot Club members) meet once a month to sort and arrange items donated and given to the girls during their stay. There are other organizations like Pilots and churches that provide these items for the girls.
Pilots are also on the Advocacy Board and have the privilege of hearing the success stories of the girls leaving the center. Some return to their family, others are adopted, and some go on to college to pursue their dreams. They leave Upbring New Life confident about their future and knowing they are loved.
Pilot Club members are welcome to help sort on the third Monday of every month at 10 a.m. Please check in at the New Life Children's Center office before joining the group.