LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - This holiday season Buckner Northeast Texas is throwing a Christmas party for children in the foster care system and for children and their adopted families.
Buckner foster care and adoption provides safe and loving homes for children in need. New Baptist Church in Longview sponsored the holiday celebration for attendees who include more than 140 children.
The party included dinner, activities, and gifts for the kids. Those in attendance say, they appreciate the chance to celebrate with other families.
“It’s a great thing that Buckner’s doing honoring us as families and honoring our kids, celebrating Christmas with us and we just really appreciate Buckner," Michael Palmer says.
More than 30,000 children are in the foster care system in the state of Texas. The palmer family says there is a huge need for foster and adoptive families.