President’s Corner: Counting Your Blessings

By Children Rising | December 9, 2016

randy-headshot-400x400While it’s true that there is a great deal of suffering, injustice and conflict in our world — faraway and close to home — we still have so much to be grateful for. As we gathered with family and friends on Thanksgiving, we paused before feasting to count our blessings. Children Rising is profoundly grateful for…

• Good Samaritans, you who volunteer time and talents to give hope to vulnerable children and help them reach their full potential, while at the same time creating a positive working environment for school personnel;

• Collaborative Partners, the pillars of our network, for your sustained commitment to invest in the next generation and pool resources for the common good;

• Generous Givers who provide financial support during the year. It is through your generosity that Children Rising is empowered to carry out our mission.

Our staff team joins me in wishing you and your family a joyous Christmas filled with peace, hope and love. May God grant us grace to be attentive to the persons he puts in our pathway, to rejoice when a child’s life is touched and transformed, to embrace the mystery of the mustard seed – transforming entire communities, one life at a time.

With gratitude,


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