Feeling Grateful

Posted November 20, 2012

Feeling Grateful

We have so much to be thankful for this year!

Earlier this month, we had a tremendously successful Charity Garage Sale. The efforts from that sale raised $625,000 for our program!

We are also very thankful for the generous grants we’ve recently received:
Austin Community Foundation grant – $35,000
Ruth and Paul Connor Foundation – $15,000
Austin Junior Forum grant – $8,000

The Austin Community Foundation grant will provide for our summer program, a time when our kids are out of school and need activities. This grant will allow our girls to experience an enriched and educational summer by attending camps, participating in events off-campus and enjoying on-campus activities.

The Austin Junior Forum grant will help us meet a variety of individualized needs for our children, such as purchasing therapeutic sensory tools, sending children to camp, providing specific clothing items for a child’s recreational needs and much more.

We are thrilled to be the recipients of these grants. This funding will allow us to continue to create a healthy, educational and supportive experience for each child we serve.

Tonight we will share a Thanksgiving meal with our children, families and volunteers. It’s a special time to treasure. There is a lot of food, laughter and love.

Sadly, there are many more children out there who will need our services or the services of other programs who help abused and neglected youth. We wish this need was obsolete – that no child needed to be removed from their home because of abuse or neglect. We have to work together in order to make that a reality. It is only with the help of the community that we can shed light on the thousands of children who deserve a better life and help future parents realize that no child should be abused or neglected.

We feel very grateful to have continued support from the community. Happy Thanksgiving all!