November e-Newsletter

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A THANKSGIVING MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

2020 Ellyn Okrent HeadshotDear Friends,

How can I even begin to express my gratitude to you this past year?

You were there for us when it mattered most! When we faced the greatest threat of our 50-year history, you helped us survive it. When our entire nation shut down, you stepped up to make sure we stayed afloat another day for the children and families we count on us.

I don’t need to tell you that 2020 has been one of the most challenging and stressful years in living memory. As it often happens, the lives of the most economically at-risk families – the families we serve – were thrown into tumult and uncertainty.

Those same families kept our society from falling into chaos by working essential, frontline jobs, making sure everyone had what they needed to weather this storm. 

Your generosity ensured these hardworking families could continue to rely on the Fuller Center at this time, even as everything else in their lives turned upside down! When you gave from your heart, you gave the peace of mind of dependable, affordable, and COVID-safe child care and early education. You gave them the support they needed so their households didn’t spiral into crisis.

Can you imagine what our community would look like today if those hundreds of children and families had been allowed to slip back into poverty and desperation?
Because of YOU, that didn’t happen.
Because of caring and responsible individuals like you, these children and families continued their journey of education for another day, working toward stable, self-sufficient, successful futures regardless of the greatest international turmoil we’ve seen in decades.

This holiday season, when these families gather over a meal with a roof over their heads, gratitude in their hearts, and bright futures ahead, it will be because of you.

You gave them a powerful gift – the compassionate hand up they needed to break the cycle of poverty, even when they were at the greatest risk of repeating it. Your impact this past year cannot possibly be overstated!

I wish you a safe and joyous holiday season. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Heartfelt,

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