Friends of the Children is an auxiliary support group.

Our mission is to show the children that adults believe in them and we want to encourage them by providing the "extras". Each campus has a separate board.

They have provided things like birthday presents, sports entry fees, uniforms and special equipment, video projectors for chapel, a frisbee golf course, campus flag poles, and money for the children to buy Christmas presents for their family. We also throw "special occasion" parties like graduation, Easter, and birthdays.

The Board meets several times per year to coordinate the Annual Day fundraiser held on campus. The money raised is used directly for residents to provide items The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth cannot provide. Click below for information about Annual Day.

Annual Day on Versailles Campus
Annual Day on Mary Kendall Campus

There are several ways you can help the Friends of the Children Board:

1. Donate money
2. Donate items to sell at our Annual Day Auction
3. Volunteer time to help during Annual Day
4. Organize a group to create a handmade quilt for our Annual Day Auction
5. Become a member (Fee of $5 per year and a commitment to help)