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2017 Sasquatch Trail Run

November 4, 2017
8am at Bear Lake in Milton, Florida
$25 for adults and $15 for kids age 14 and under
($35 for adults after Oct. 1st)

Click Here to Register Online

Foster kids and their families run free. Please contact MFA for details.

Run or walk the Bear Lake trail (approximately 4 miles) through the woods, but be careful! There have been reports of Sasquatch in the area. Find out if you can make the loop without being spooked by Big Foot.

Pancake […]

By | 2017-09-22T17:16:11-05:00 September 21st, 2017|News, Updates & Articles|0 Comments

What an on time gift!


What an on-time gift! Understanding that back to school shopping is especially stressful for foster parents, Child Guardians, Inc. donated $500 in school supplies and backpacks that will be kept for kids who come into foster care after school starts! All the foster parents have to do is come to the My Father’s Arrows Thrift Store to get their free  school supplies, clothing and shoes and their new kids will be set for school.  A HUGE thank you to Steve Allen, Mary Bush, Kaffey Hinds and the entire CGI Board for your wonderful generosity!

By | 2017-09-15T22:17:57-05:00 August 15th, 2017|News, Updates & Articles|0 Comments

MFA Thrift Store Back to School Bag Sale!

The My Father’s Arrows Thrift Store –6606 Elva Street, Milton– is having a Back to School $5 Bag Sale.  Fill your bag with clothing of any size or description– except scrubs– for only $5.  Now is the time to fill the gaps in everyone’s back to school wardrobe and save in your budget.  Sale going on this week, Tues, Thurs, and Friday.  Come see us!

By | 2017-08-09T18:26:20-05:00 August 8th, 2017|News, Updates & Articles|0 Comments

No Cost Ways to Help us Out!

These are little ways you can help My Father’s Arrows, INC. make a big difference with no added cost to you

1. Pray!

2. Donate! We gladly accept donations at our retail store 6606 Elva Street, Milton, FL 32570

3. Volunteer- Call our volunteer coordinator Michele Cornelius at 850-723-9900 to find out how you can make a difference!

4. Drop off BOX TOP$ FOR EDUCATION at our retail store

Box Tops

Food items that you use may have a printed or electronic code on them. Generally they’ll look as pictured above. Clip them and send them; your support for […]

By | 2016-12-05T08:16:09-06:00 November 27th, 2016|News, Updates & Articles|0 Comments

Doing Good in Santa Rosa County, a PNJ Article

A recent article in the Pensacola News Journal by Clairon Reese about My Father’s  Arrows!

We live in an amazing community for a number of reasons; not only for its beauty and quality of life, but most of all for its people. Good and caring people who give their all to help others.

There is no lack of local nonprofit organizations whose goal it is to serve those in need. It is through the efforts of such groups and people like ourselves that we can continue to make a positive difference. Learn more about the many options available for you […]

By | 2016-09-08T14:28:35-05:00 September 8th, 2016|News, Updates & Articles|0 Comments

My Father’s Arrows in the News! Thank you Navarre Press.

Great article in a recent issue of the Navarre Press.  Thank you for helping us spread the word!

My Father’s Arrows expands assistance to families in need

You cannot run from a calling from God.

That’s what founder of My Father’s Arrows thrift store Sarah Ellis says.

Back in 2013, she said […]

By | 2016-07-20T14:35:29-05:00 July 20th, 2016|News, Updates & Articles|0 Comments

New Milton Thrift Store is Now OPEN!

We grew, we moved! We are so thankful for our new, larger location. Our new mailing address is: PO BOX 48, Milton, FL 32572. Our new physical location is: 6606 Elva St, Milton, FL 32572. Our site hours are: Mon-Fri 10a-6p, Sat 8a-3p, closed Sunday’s.

We are no longer accepting donations at the Berrydale location as we are preparing to move the donation box toward Jay. As soon as it is in place, we will post here. We are already accepting donations at our new location in Milton. We are unable to do donation pick ups at this time, and welcome […]

By | 2016-05-19T17:22:48-05:00 May 19th, 2016|News, Updates & Articles|0 Comments

We Are Opening Our First Thrift Store in Milton, FL!

We are so pleased to announce that we will be opening our first thrift store very soon!!! It’s located in Milton, on Elva street, where the former Habitat Restore business was.  Do you know where Hall’s Hardware is? Then you know where our new location is. It’s just a block behind it.

Why is this such an important announcement?

  1. We have outgrown our current space. Our new location is 10,000 sq feet on 1 1/2 fenced acres with great parking in the heart of Milton.
  2. It’s part of our sustainability plan. You know, you can build a beautiful children’s home, but you have […]
By | 2016-04-02T09:39:10-05:00 April 2nd, 2016|News, Updates & Articles|0 Comments

Setting Realistic Expectations in Foster Care

Here is a great article about setting realistic expectations and handling the challenges that are certain to come along when working with foster kids.

Setting Realistic Expectations in Foster Care by Jason Weber

One of our daughters broke her arm this week going down a slide (or rather falling off a slide). She is 11-years-old and is the thrill-seeker in the family.  Shortly after her first birthday, she’d found a way to climb up on the kitchen counters (to feast on the leftovers of a large sheet cake).  She was jumping off of the diving board at 3 (don’t worry […]

By | 2016-03-12T06:28:56-06:00 March 12th, 2016|News, Updates & Articles|0 Comments

Six Questions to Ask Before Adopting

Below is a recent article from about whether adoption is right for you.

Six Questions to Ask Before Adopting by Paul and Robin Pennington, founders of Hope for Orphans.


#1 Do you desire to have (or to have more) biological children but feel guilty because there are so many orphans who need families?

This is a big red flag because God’s word makes it clear that His plan was for biological children to be the result of becoming one flesh. It is a natural God-given desire to have biological children, which is a blessing.

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a […]

By | 2016-03-02T10:32:46-06:00 March 2nd, 2016|News, Updates & Articles|0 Comments
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