“In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” -Novelist Elizabeth Gilbert
What are you thankful for?
At CIS, we are thankful for you. Your support puts CIS Site Coordinators in the schools, directly in the path of students. So when a student is in need—thanks to you—we are able to step in and work with school and community partners to address needs in a coordinated and accountable manner. Thank you for your generosity and all the wonderful forms it comes in: giving your time, your talents, your financial support and resources.
We know parents are also thankful for your support because you “fill the gaps” for their children. As one parent put it, “I want the best for my child but I can’t give them all that they need. I’m so grateful that CIS connected my child to the services she needed.”
Students and their families may not know your name, but they are grateful for you and the
…backpack filled with school supplies you placed on their back at the start of the school year.
…new shoes you slipped on two hurt feet. “These ones don’t have holes or pinch my feet!”
…tutor who visits weekly to help with reading.
…warm coat and boots you provided.
…Thanksgiving meal they will share and enjoy with their family.
The list of grateful goes on.
So, for as long as we have voices, thank you for loving our 12,000+ kids and giving them the opportunity to be the best students and people they can be!
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