In this season of Thanksgiving, I am mindful of so much for which we have to be grateful. Each day, I am privileged to be a part of an organization that directly impacts the quality of life of many.
Opportunity Village has been making a difference for people with disabilities and their families for more than 40 years. Such a long history of caring makes it difficult to comprehend the collective impact that’s been made and will continue to be made in the coming years.
I want to share some of the sentiments of gratitude we recently received from those we support and their families.
“We are eternally grateful to the Village. We have seen so much growth in our son over the last almost 2 years. It is due to all the amazing people we have had come into our lives.”
“Thank you. You have helped us more than you know. I thank God everyday for leading us to you.”
“Thank you—all of you—from the bottom of my heart.”
“Our family would like to express our sincere gratefulness for all that you do to serve....”
“It is because of staff like you, who are willing to work with our children, that so many children and their families are given hope — that they’re being equipped with lifelong tools that will assist them in so many ways.”
“As a mom, I just want to thank you for always being so cheerful, kind, and patient with my son and for investing in his life. You are truly making a difference, one step at a time!”
When I hear the gratitude of a few and consider that we currently serve more than 600 people, compounded by more than 40 years, I soon know that we have much for which to be grateful.
And I am grateful for many things. I am grateful for the lives impacted. I am also deeply grateful for friends like you who are part of our family of caring. Together, we are making a difference for many.