Today is day 10 of Foster Arizona’s 35 Reasons to Give campaign and, we have enjoyed listening and reminiscing on what Foster Arizona means not to just this community, but to Arizona’s kids. For me, the most powerful story so far has been hearing kids from Hosanna House share the difference the community has made on them through their engagement in Foster Arizona’s Kid Connection Events. At the end of clip one of the kids shouts “You make me feel like I matter!”. Think of the power of that statement. People taking time out of the busyness of life to engage in their lives made them feel important and valued. Your giving, your sharing, your caring, your heart, and your passion, are telling these kids, “You Matter!” Regardless of your past, “You Matter.” Regardless of your struggles, “You Matter.” Regardless of how others might see you, to us…”You Matter.” I believe the more the community meets kids in foster care, the more we see them for the wonderful individuals they are, and the more we open our hearts to make connections, then and only then will we be able to truly make a real positive impact in their lives.
We still have 25 more days left of this campaign and I can’t wait to hear more stories. We will also be sharing stories from our Foster Arizona team on how, together, we have impacted the community in 2018. I would encourage you to share these stories. Tag your friends on Facebook, retweet the stories on Twitter, share the posts to your story on Instagram or, share your personal story of how you have been impacted with us.
Foster Arizona is changing lives. YOU…are changing lives…and we are grateful to be a part of it!
Kim and Brian Vehon