“Might as Well Jump” …and help kids in need

New Pathways for Children is having a jump park fundraiser on March 25 from 6 - 9pm. The event is being held at Vertical Jump in Paducah. The jump park has a special price for those participating - it's just $20 to jump for three whole hours. Don’t forget you will need the required jump socks which are $2. (Previously purchased socks are permitted). Remember to bring a grown-up because participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian fill out a waiver form before they can jump.

“The staff at the Vertical Jump Park are so nice to work with, and they really want to help you succeed in your fundraiser,” Stephanie Moss from New Pathways told me. 

This is the second year for the jump event. Moss told me that last year they raised about $1,500 with around 125 attending. “We sold three hour jump passes for $20 each, which is a great deal, and New Pathways got to keep over 50% of the sales - so, that's a great fundraiser for us.”

“Several local youth groups were involved with it in 2017. They held a devotional beforehand then drove over together to jump. Our kids at New Pathways love the jump park too so they always look forward to coming.”

Pizza before you jump!

New Pathways is also hosting devotional dinner at Broadway Church of Christ at 4:30 pm on the night of the event. Pizza will be available for just $5. Contact Stephanie Moss to purchase tickets by calling 270.816.0257 or email her at smoss@npfc.net.

The Mission is Simple!

The mission of New Pathways for Children (NP) is to minister to the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of at-risk children in a Christ-like atmosphere. Their vision is to bring hope to children in crisis.

When children come to NP, all of their needs are met. They provide for all their physical needs such as a bed, clothing, food, and personal items, and they take them to school, to church, to counseling, and to extracurricular activities.

“When a family experiences a crisis, such as the death of a parent, a job loss, incarceration, severe mental or physical health problems and children need a safe place to go, New Pathways can provide care for children around the clock at no cost to the family. Almost all of the children we serve have experienced abuse, neglect, or abandonment. We can provide short-term or long-term placement and offer the environment and tools to help children recover from trauma,” Stephanie Moss, Fundraising Coordinator at NP told me.

To find out more about New Pathways, visit www.npfc.net

New Pathways

New Pathways began in 1990 when concerned Christians in western Kentucky were moved with compassion to provide better care for neglected and abandoned children. The first home for girls was sponsored by Tennessee Children’s Home and established in Reidland under the name West Kentucky Children’s Home.  

Two years later Eldon and Emma Belle Gardner donated a 27 acre tract of land near Melber so that NP could construct a children’s home dedicated to providing care for boys in a Christian environment. New Pathways for Children was granted their autonomy in 1996 and for many years served girls in Reidland and boys in Melber.  

The Melber location consists of an administrative services office building, the Gardner house and the Schmidt building – both have living space for 12 children. There is also a full gymnasium and large kitchen. Emma Belle’s Haven at The Gardner center is the location of our newest home completed in 2014 with room for 14 children. New Pathways is a private referral agency able to take care of children when a family needs help in a time of crisis.