Our Fourth Annual Celebration was a night full of firsts. We started a new tradition by rolling out the “Making a Difference” awards. We used a mobile bidding company called GiveSmart for our silent auction, and we heard from the former news anchor many of us grew up with, Gloria Campos. We awarded 5 community members with the “Making a Difference” award for their underground service to our city. The purpose of the award is to highlight the people in our community who do the behind the scenes work and rarely get recognition. They do what they do for a selfless reason. From the hungry to the homeless to the neglected and troubled - Everyday life in their shoes deserves an award.
Gloria Campos spoke about her experience with becoming an advocate for Wednesday’s Child, a foster organization. She highlighted sometimes up to eight kids at a time hoping to find them loving and permanent families. Because of her 40-year experience in journalism, she has had to report on many sad and depressing stories, which is why she has made it her mission to only report good news from now on. If you check out her Twitter, she is all about sharing uplifting and encouraging stories.
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our Celebration. Please know how grateful we are for your generosity and support. YOU are the reason we can help other nonprofits help people become self-sufficient.