Happy Thanksgiving from Children Rising

By Jim Wambach | November 25, 2021

Blessings from our family to yours!

Happy Thanksgiving from Children Rising

This week, we celebrate a uniquely American holiday. It is a favorite of mine for many reasons. We share the joy and comfort of family, gathering together to express gratitude for all of the gifts we have received. It is also a reminder of the welcoming our forefathers received in this land of opportunity. I am reminded that most of us are immigrants, in some way, to this great country. It is the amazing cultural variety, and a growing willingness by so many to listen, embrace and lend a hand to others, that will win the day in the years ahead.

On Thanksgiving 2021, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of you who have been empowering the amazing children of Oakland over the past 20 years – giving thousands of kids a more fair chance of achieving their God-given potential.

We also give thanks and pray for the continued strength for our educators who have always given their all, but have been asked to overcome extraordinary challenges brought on by COVID during the last two years.

All of us at Children Rising are wishing you the gift of faith and the blessing of hope this Thanksgiving day! We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, our community, and for the blessings that will come.

Happy Thanksgiving!