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About This Ministry
About This Ministry


Who We

Foster Care

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A temporary service provided by states for children who cannot live with their families. Children in foster care may live with relatives or with unrelated foster parents.

Kinship Care

The full-time care, nurturing, and protection of a child by relatives other than their parents.

How We Help

Raising Arrows is a nonprofit organization serving the foster and kinship community in Logan, Champaign, Clark, Union, Hardin and Shelby counties. Raising Arrows is dedicated to improving the lives of children. We want to come alongside foster and kinship families as they love and nurture the children in their care. We do this by providing much needed items such as infant to young adult sized clothing, shoes, coats, toys, books, diapers & wipes, baby accessories and other essentials at no cost to families. We also provide quarterly events that encourage connections between the families we serve. 

Raising Arrows is blessed to receive support from local businesses, individuals, and families. Our community supports this ministry through donations (physical items as well as monetary), by volunteering their time, by spreading the word when there are specific needs or events, and most importantly by praying for us. 

Our Story

In June 2019, the Burgel family shared their experiences as a foster family at a Celebration of Life service. Also speaking that day were ladies from a nonprofit called Seeds of Hope. The ladies shared about providing necessities to foster families, and that day a seed was planted in the hearts of Shane and Crystal to do something similar. 


In April 2021, Crystal felt God nudging her to move forward with this idea. After talking to Shane, Crystal posted on Facebook expressing the desire to collect items for foster families. Within minutes of the post being up, Nicki Kimball called and said she wanted to partner with this ministry. She recently had a dream about helping in a store with kids’ clothes. God was preparing her heart in advance. Foster mom, Katie Krabill, also contacted Crystal that day. She was in the process of trying to locate a space to create this same type of ministry and wanted to help. Donations began pouring in. Within just a couple of weeks, it became apparent that the Burgel’s garage was not going to be large enough. The ladies were connected with Liz Carter who offered a space for the store and helped start the process of becoming an official nonprofit. It was amazing how God worked out the details. By June, Raising Arrows had it’s own store. God continues to bless us with all that we need and more.


Our Team

Katie Krabill


Kim Cline, Nicki Kimball, Nikki Blair, Jodi Montgomery, Liz Carter, Crystal Burgel, and Megan Kandel.

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