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From the Mouths of Babes

I (Executive Director) was sitting down to dinner at one of our host congregations having a playful conversation with an 8-year-old, and I was brainstorming some silly ideas, all of which were unacceptable by his standards. I finally became defeated and commented, “You don’t like any of my ideas!” He responded back, “Yes, I do! I like your idea to make this program.” I did, at that point, give credit to Karen Olsen, President & Founder of Family Promise, but the point still stands that this boy understood the importance of the program and how it’s helped his family. It was a moment I am humbled by and will never forget.

ll do anything I can do to help out the program after what you all did for me! Thank you so much – we couldn’t have turned our lives around without Family Promise!

— Desiree