Klein teachers and administrators spent a day of service in partnership with Arrow Child & Family Ministries to paint 13 rooms at Freedom Place, a care center for underage female victims of domestic child sex trafficking.
“Making over the rooms at the Freedom Place was such a rewarding experience,” said Erin Heflin, Delta Kappa Gamma member, and Schultz fifth-grade teacher. “Getting a glimpse into the life of the girls living there and gaining a better understanding of what they have suffered was incredibly powerful.”
The Klein chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International decided After hearing Chief Relations Officer for Arrow Child & Family Ministries, Debi Tengler, speak at a recent chapter meeting, the group knew they needed to do one thing…serve.
The chapter received over $1,000 in donations which they used to purchase paint and supplies as well as nightstands for each of the girls’ rooms.
“When the girls saw their rooms for the first time, they squealed like it was Christmas morning,” said Schultz Principal Sherri Davenport. “This is just the beginning of a lasting partnership with these girls and we can’t wait to go back. We are collecting fun girls socks, puzzles, bubble gum, candy and more to take to them in December,” added Schultz.
Freedom Place is a care and recovery center for underage victims of domestic child sex trafficking located in Spring, TX. Its mission is to offer a successful path to freedom for American children who have suffered as victims of commercial sexual exploitation. Click here to read more about Freedom Place.
Delta Kappa Gamma is a professional women educator international society that focuses on the professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. This international society is open to any female, Klein educator who is a potential leader, results-oriented, motivated to make a difference and much more. Click here to learn more about Delta Kappa Gamma.
“The best part of the day was being there to witness the looks on their faces and the screams of excitement when they saw their rooms,” said Heflin.