The call of the wild is strong this week, as we send a flock of foster children to hang out with the cast of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. TWR sponsored 10 foster children to attend this event along with 40 other foster children from the Mississippi area.
The network’s most watched series, Duck Dynasty is a reality television show which follows the Robertson clan. Wealthy from their duck-call making business, this Louisiana bayou family tries to stay true to their Southern roots while sporting flowy beards and camouflage.
Hosted by Homes of Hope for Children, the event will take place Saturday, July 20 in Purvis, Mississippi. Willie, Miss Kay, Korie, Sadie and John Luke Robertson will shoot the breeze with fans and speak about their faith, family and business. Tickets ($30-40, available here) include hors d’oeuvres, a 70-minute talk and raffle tickets for a chance to win photos with the stars. The event will be a great opportunity for the foster kids to have fun and interact with strong, successful role models usually missing from their lives.
Funds collected will help provide housing for underprivileged youth with an emphasis on teaching family values and self-sufficiency. Each of Home for Hope’s two houses has a house parent and counselors who help create a safe atmosphere where children learn responsibility and healthy relationship skills. There are also transitional apartments for program graduates to encourage their continued success. These efforts mirror our own to ensure loving homes for children in foster care everywhere.