Mom and dad:
While I may see you both every day, I often forget to tell you how much you mean to me!
For as long as I can remember you have pushed me to be a better version of myself in every way possible. From cheering me on at sporting events to editing my papers, you have been there every step of the way supporting me!
As I am now almost a senior in high school (Yikes! Where did the time go?!), I am beginning to take notice of the small ways you impact my life for the better, everything you do always has been in my best interest and I am now noticing that more and more each day!
Looking to the future, I am assured that you will always have my back in any decision that I will make. Knowing that I always have two such great support systems in my life is more than I could ever ask for and I hope you know I will always appreciate all that you do for me!
Over the last few years of my high school experience I have gotten familiar with quite a few charities and organizations that work to make our community a better place. From working as a volunteer face painter to participating in simple food drives, I've seen a lot of charities do a lot of good for the people around us!
One particular organization that stands out to me is Grace's Place. The crisis nursery serves kids and parents by offering a safe place for children to stay when misfortune or tragedy strikes. By opening their doors to anyone who needs help, they provide children with comfort, food, water, and toys to keep them occupied.
Grace's Place meets the needs of all types of families. Whether it be a small or a huge life transition, they are there to support the children that end up at their door.
Running as a non-profit charity, Grace's Place always appreciates volunteers and donations to their facility. Through them, you can also chose to donate to a specific child and grant things such as school supplies. With their Washington location, it has never been easier to find a way to give back to the community that we live in. There is always a hand to lend and a heart to help, you just have to look!
Until next time,