Hi there. I always want to start my posts like that. Because I really am talking to you. I love that about this blog…I like how that makes me feel -I like how it hopefully makes you feel. Today I have something to share with you that comes from my heart – a charity that I am personally very passionate about and involved with: Sojourner House.
For the past 18 months I’ve worked with Sojourner House as a volunteer, as a marketer and now as a Board Member (I’m seriously honored by this part) and I believe in the work that they do.
They support women and their children – it’s more complicated than that but at it’s heart it is that simple. They identify the needs – big and small and they find a way to offer these four things: shelter, structure, strength, and inspiration to everyone that passes through their doors and lives are changed because of it.
Why am I talking about this today? Because the part of my Sojourner work that motivates me the most is the kids. These kids need to know that they have hope – that someone else believes in them, in their potential, in their ability to do more, they need to know that the world is bigger and kinder and better then the sum of their experiences. And they need to know that the start of all change is education.
This year we’re hoping to outfit 200 kids with backpacks and back to school gear so that they start out this school year excited, prepared and knowing that there is one person out there cheering them on as their world expands through learning. So I’m asking you to donate $35 to Sojourner House for a backpack. Comment back here for a note to be put in the backpack from you (THIS IS SO IMPORTANT – please do not miss this opportunity to share that you care) and for everyone that does I’ll personally match.