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“This must be a home. I have always wanted a home.”

Thousands love the classic children’s book, written in 1968, titled Corduroy. If you haven’t read it, it’s an endearing story about a little toy bear named Corduroy who wanders out of the toy department one night in search of his lost button. He ultimately gets bought by Lisa, a little girl who had seen him the day before and whose mom commented that he’d lost said button. Lisa comes back triumphantly the next day to purchase Corduroy, button or no button. When he arrives with Lisa to her apartment, he says those sweet little words, “This must be a home. I’ve always wanted a home.”

The story is so endearing because it unites a little bear wanting to be loved with a family ready to love him. Every human on this planet needs a place where we are loved — a place where we are cared for and nurtured. For many babies and children, home is something they’ve not yet met. Fairfax’s Bethany Christian Services is doing what they can to bridge that gap by placing infants into loving, adoptive homes.

Bethany Christian Services is a global nonprofit family preservation and child welfare organization caring for orphans and vulnerable children on five continents. Bethany is recognized as a prominent leader in social services worldwide. Bethany serves children of all ages and strives toward a world where every child has a loving family. Bethany’s services include family support and preservation, adoption, foster care, pregnancy counseling, training, refugee services, sponsorship, and infertility ministry.

Because of Bethany Christian Services, there are children across Northern Virginia and across the globe that can say the same words as Corduroy, “This must be a home. I have always wanted a home.”

This August, Salon Khouri is donating $1 from every haircut to Fairfax Bethany Christian Services. At checkout, we encourage you to match our donation by adding $1 to your ticket.