Annie wanted me to say "Thank you to everyone that donated to Family First Villages!"
#skipstarbucks is still going on this month. Instead of heading to Starbucks once this month, donate your $5 to help bring dignity through jobs and a safe living environment to adults with intellectual disabilities at https://www.givesendgo.com/familyfirstvillages. We can't do this without your support! Thank you!
Skip Starbucks Challenge: Every Friday I drive Annie to the store so she can shop for groceries. I do this because she can't drive. I don't mind driving her to the store because I love her, but I want so much more for her life. I want her to be able to get to the store on her own. I want her to be as independent as possible, which is one of the many reasons why we're starting Family First Villages together.
So, here's our #SkipStarbucks challenge to you: Would you consider skipping your Starbucks purchase once this month and redirect that $5 to help us create a place where adults with intellectual disabilities can live in safe micro-communities? You can learn more at https://www.givesendgo.com/familyfirstvillages.
Thanks to everyone who has supported us already!
As I was thinking yesterday about Mother's Day and the many ways people celebrate moms, I had to pause to reflect on how my family is different from many.
My mom gave birth to 3 girls. As my mom has aged, I have taken on somewhat of a parenting role to my sister, Annie. I'm an extra mom to her, but I also have 2 children of my own. Annie has always parented my kids in her own way. My mom has also parented my kids well. This is us!
This is how we live, love, survive, fail, and thrive. We can't do this alone, so we don't. But so many families struggle alone. We want to bring Family First Villages to the special needs community in Forsyth so that families can experience the type of love and support we need every day. We hope you'll join us and share our vision with your families and friends.