If you know me at all, you know the love I have for my family. I would do anything for them... especially my Neyland. Like most parents, I want him to have every opportunity. Every chance at a great life, and I am absolutely determined to make that happen. This passion I have though, it comes not only from a genuine love for him but also from a deep rooted belief that ALL children deserve that. It's not just my kid. It's every kid.
No child should go hungry. No child should go without loving parents. No child should have to do their homework alone or spend their night hours by themselves. No child should feel worthless or be mistreated. Unfortately, you and I both know that that isn't reality.
Every day I see kids who just don't have what they deserve. They're in a bad home, they have misguided caregivers, or they just don't have the resources they need to really develop to their fullest. Before I was on the board, I used Boys & Girls Clubs at work. For our families, it was a blessing. They were quality programs. They were affordable. They were open great hours and were flexible to the needs of the kids. That's why I believe in the Boys & Girls Club. I've seen them work.
This year, I want to raise $1,000 for the Club, and I hope you join in with me. Your gift will give kids a safe place to go afterschool. It will give them a warm meal they may not have otherwise. It will give them mentors who believe in them. Your gift will change the future of the kids in our community, and all you have to do is chip in today.
I have been extraordinarily blessed, and I hope this Christmas as you give back that you think about kids around you. I hope you will give them a Club that can help them have a brighter future. A Club that will feed them, tutor them, teach them life lessons. I hope you will join me in supporting that Club today.