As the new year kicks off and we start receiving thank you letters from families adopted in our Families Helping Families program, we would like to express our gratitude to all who participated this year. Your support truly made an impact on the children and families in our programs. Below please find some quotes and images from families who were generously adopted this year.
“I am just speechless at the so very generous and sweet gesture of giving at such a crazy time of year. It took time, money and energy to do all of this and we are so grateful for people like you that still have time to think about others. Words just can’t express our gratitude!! Thank you thank you thank you for your generosity!!!!”
“Thank you for the presents and for coming to our home to give us a little happy time in our lives. We are always going to remember what you did for our family this Christmas.”
“I want to thank you for making this Christmas so special for my wife and children. I know we will never have anything that compares because it was unforgettable. We don’t know how to thank you for all that you have done for our children.”
“A million blessings to you! Thank you very much for the beautiful presents that brought joy to our Christmas. I thank God for the example of love that you embody. And I thank you not for the material items, but for the big smile that you put on my face and on the little face of my son. Thank you for filling our hearts and lives with beautiful feelings of hope without even knowing us.”
“Thank you for donating the gifts. Our Christmas was the best yet. The Christmas tree was full of presents all thanks to you. Me and my family enjoyed all the presents. We don’t know how to pay you back.”
-Emily, age 10
On behalf of our “Little Princess” we wanted to send our heartfelt gratitude for making Leilani’s first Christmas so special. It is important that you know that your efforts truly brightened the spirits of one very special little girl.
In her first year, she has faced more challenges than most of us endure in a lifetime. After the discovery of three holes in her heart and anomalies to both hands (Holt-Oram Syndrome), she had open heart surgery in August. She weathered the procedure like a champ, and after making a remarkably quick recovery, she continues to thrive on every level.
Someday, when she is old enough to understand, we will certainly tell her about the charitable souls that brought her a happy end to 2012. Please know that we will use your kind act as a teachable moment to remind our kids about the importance of giving back and being there for your fellow man.