As we begin our first full year in service of our new mission, we are proud to announce that in December 2015, we awarded our first grant to a family in need. The recipient, Kim G., recently sent us this message:
“Trying to navigate through loss is only further complicated when you come to the realization that life goes on. Rent is still due, bills are piled up, people expect you to get back to work — to just go back to the life you had before the unimaginable happened. Because we have had the opportunity to be lifted financially, it has been easier to find joy where there is also deep pain. Though the sadness is overwhelming, there is also an endless amount of love to be discovered. Thank you so much for helping us, for showing us so much kindness during such a vulnerable time. I just really, really want to thank you and make sure you know we appreciated the help so, SO much.”
We at Friends of Maddie are so thankful to have been able to help Kim and her family, and beyond thankful to all of you whose donations and support make what we do possible. We look forward to helping many more families in need in 2016 and beyond, and, to paraphrase Kim, help them find a little joy where there is also deep pain.