Vera Mae's Dream

A place for foster siblings to be together and to be loved & pointed toward God.

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Her Story

Vera Mae Eversole was a quaint woman with a huge heart—and a large amount of land. She had inherited the property and wanted to gift some of it to the First United Methodist Church in Alva. She also cared deeply for the needs of children. Through her gift and direction, an endowment was formed at the Foundation.

Circle of Care’s “Legacy of Care” campaign seeks to establish 8 homes across Oklahoma as large sibling-set homes for foster families. Because siblings in foster care are often separated for placement, these homes will be places of hope for siblings to stay together.

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Working Together

Circle of Care and Alva FUMC worked together to begin addressing this need. After organizing a team to prayerfully work through the vision for the project, the Vera Mae Home was born. The church community was inspired by the initial gift from Vera Mae, and together, they quickly raised another $150,000 so construction could begin.

Over the next 9 months, the project quickly progressed. The Alva community also was a part of landscaping and decoration efforts. After a few short weeks, a host family moved in and there are children being surrounded by love in a home—together.

You may think you can’t change the world because the need is so massive. Don’t be afraid to do something for good—just open a door.

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