| Jul 11, 2017
The faces of our program & GG 50% Donor Match Day July 12
By Barbara S. Rosasco | Secretary & Treasurer
Self sufficiency is an important goal
50% GlobalGiving Donor Match Day fromm 9:00 am July 12
We often talk about the families in our program, so the purpose of today's update is personalize our stories and put faces to some of the personal stories that we have told you about in the past.
Each one of our fragile familes has taken a journey through life that most of us would find unimaginable. However, instead of a living a desperate existance of life on the street in extreme poverty, our goal has always been to create safe " normal" living conditions for these families. We provide basic housing and food support, social support to help families access medical care as needed and educational support to help the children in our families to stay in school and work torward the lifelong goal of breaking the cycle of inherited poverty. We actively encourage members of our programs to work as they are able, as a purpose filled life and one of even partial self sufficiency provides them with a sense of some personal control and dignity in a life hijacked by illness and adversity. For several of our familes, the breadwinner passed away from illness , leaving families in dire straights. Without our program's support that initial tragedy of losing a husband or wife, father or mother , would have been followed by other suffering. Instead, our program can provide these families have a stable living condition and help them to try to move forward despite formidable challenges.
Thanks to you, our thoughtful donors, we have accomplished many of these goals for our families and as we move foward, we have not lost sight our challenge to help the children in these familes gain the life skills needed to help propel them forward toward a better life.
GlobalGivings 50% donor match day can help your donation dollars to work even harder. We hope that you will join us and help us to continue our efforts.
Barbara & Mark Rosasco