What are the practical ways that homeschoolers can help other homeschoolers? Today on Home School Heartbeat, Rogers Hellman talks with Mike Smith about the Home School Foundation.
Rogers Hellman, a board member of the Home School Foundation, is with me today. We've been talking about the Foundation, Rogers. What has the Home School Foundation achieved in the past?
Mike, in its current form, the Foundation started off very small approximately four years ago when a homeschooling father donated about $30,000. Last year we received funds of almost half a million. We are working to provide support to all kinds of individuals and groups, helping to build out the homeschooling community in whatever fashion we can find. We're guided by principles of What would Jesus do? (to borrow a cliché). We seek to lovingly and wisely serve the homeschooling community, and we look for opportunities to do that.
Are widows and orphans given any special emphasis by the Foundation?
Yes. Because of our biblical background, that's exactly what we do and how we got into this. It was that motivation to follow Jesus' teachings.
Rogers, how do we specifically help the widows and the orphans?
Mike, we provide funds that allow them to purchase their curriculum. It allows them to continue homeschooling at times when they usually could not otherwise for financial reasons.
Well, that's very helpful, and until next time, I'm Mike Smith.