This has been a tough year for everyone. Yet I am writing to you in the spirit of Hope. That hope is inspired by my daughter Becca who will gladly wear a mask and wash her hands a dozen times a day if she can be at the Club.
Like a lot of families, the pandemic has left me scrambling to find good after-school options while working from home and keeping up with hybrid academics. It’s a lot. When we found out the Club would open this fall, we were super excited.
Becca has had an amazing Club experience. Club staff help her make better social choices and provide encouragement and opportunities. She has been a finalist in the Club’s National Fine Arts competition and gone turkey hunting, a story she will gladly share again and again. She got one, “Turkey Phil.”
As a former child protection worker, I know this pandemic has put a lot of children at risk academically, socially and emotionally. You can help be the safety net that children need right now. Please consider making a gift this holiday season to keep children from falling behind.
Becca always says that the people are the best thing about the Club. Right now, those people – the staff and volunteers – are working under challenging circumstances. When you support them, you support the children who are counting on all of us to get through this pandemic together.
Not everyone can give this year, but if you can, please do. We need to support one another and our Club children.
Wishing you all things good,
Jari Eller and Becca
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