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We Are In The Business Of Impact The Lives Of Future Generations
It all started back in 1972 when Richard and Carol Woolstrum, along with their three children, made a decision to open their home to kids like a boy named Michael Zarkas.
Sixty or more boys came through that home on long-term placement. You can map where those boys are today.
Those boys have since gone on to impact others because of the foundation that was laid at Century Youth Ranch.
Michael Zarkas, now Michael Woolstrum, was the first foster boy of Century Youth Ranch.
Back in 1972, Richard and Carol Woolstrum gave their property to the first Assemblies of God church in Lodi.
Through the maturation and evolution of this ministry, Century Charities is now in multiple states and impacts kids in Mexico, Thailand and various places all around the world, all because of the gift and the seed that was planted by Richard and Carol Woolstrum.
So who would have thought that when Richard and Carol Woolstrum donated their property to the church that a 7 year old boy named Michael Zarkas would come?
They didn’t connect the dots back then, but today, Century Charities reaches across several states and multiple countries.
Even though it started with just a few boys, it now impacts thousands upon thousands around the world.
Century Youth Ranch is now called Century Charities, and the motto, which used to start with, “Like a broken fence, a child’s life can be mended”, has now evolved over the years to our current motto, “Our actions impact lifetimes.”
Do you know that your actions impact lifetimes as well, for good or for bad?
We encourage you to get plugged into the work of Century Charities.
You too can be part of an amazing vision of what God is doing to reach children and families since 1972.
Consultant, Executive Pastor
Corporate Board President
Youth Specialist & Pastor
Corporate Board Vice President
Principal & Pastor
Principal & Pastor
CEO Touch International, Pastor
Certified Public Accountant
Publisher, Herburger Publications
Attorney of Law
Retired Fire Chief, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Share a wisper of hope with to an inner city child who has never seen nature before. Provide the wonder of touching an animal, the thrill of sitting on a horse, and help families unplug from technology and connect with each other. The impact of hiking with wild turkeys, seeing deer pass by, and catching fish in a stream can penetrate deep into young people who have never had those powerful experiences.
We work hand in hand with non-profit organizations, teachers, scouting groups, and churches to provide experiences that last a lifetime.