HELLO Friends and Family of The Gladdens!
As 2016 comes to an end we definitely have a TON for which we are THANKFUL... The birth of our little man "Baby Mack" has truly changed and blessed us in more ways than words can describe.
Since Macklin was born our lives have completely changed forever and for the better and we have been able to really reflect on the work that Hope Shines does in Rwanda. Having a child of our own we now have an even higher praise for Hope Shines' support of the children in their programs.
Dan and I have supported Hope Shines since 2009 and Summer 2017 marks the FIRST YEAR Mack will be supporting Hope Shines and we are SO EXCITED! While he likely won't remember this summer we hope that it is the start of something very special in his life and the lives of the children Hope Shines supports.
This Giving Tuesday campaign will mark the beginning of many years with Hope Shines to come for Macklin. He will get to see first hand The Hope Shines Learning Center and he will grow up side-by-side with these children and learn from them as they will learn from him. These children will become his brothers, sisters and friends. However, these children will go through struggles Mack will likely never know. Our hope is that Mack will be able to raise money every year to support Hope Shines in their end of the year campaign in lue of getting gifts for the Holidays!
Every donation BIG or small counts! Macklin (and his parents!) really hope he can make a HUGE difference this year and help Hope Shines After School program increase in days offered and improve in meals served. So join hand-in-hand with Mack and The Gladdens and consider giving on this Giving Tuesday!
The Gladdens (Dan, Steph and Mack)