Fundraiser for Attention Homes

October 8th, 2011

10-8-11Attention Homes’ 4th Annual Kaleidoscope; Reflections of a Brighter Future fundraiser was a success beyond all expectations. Invited by Attention Homes benefactor, Jackie Long, this was a special evening of meeting staff, board members, volunteers and donors. This evening afforded me the opportunity to talk with those involved with helping teens who often times leave home because of domestic violence, sexual abuse,neglect, drug use and many other social issues. What a great way to get important information from these professionals who work on a daily basis with these at-risk youth.
I of course took The Kindness Bus and Kindness Bicycle and wore one of the shirts I wear when I ride, as a conversation starter. It proved effective, as many individuals wanted to know what was written on the shirt beneath my sport coat.
My personal highlight of the evening was talking at great length with 2 young men whose lives have been transformed because of Attention Homes. There have been 6,000 such success stories in the 45 years of existence of this wonderful organization.
Thank you to Jackie Long and Jim Rianoshek, Executive Director of Attention Homes for giving me the opportunity to attend this very special event.

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