I didn’t grow up living in poverty.
But there were times we lingered close. With family, friends, community organizations and a mom so fierce and loving, growing up always felt like abundance, not scarcity. (The original Steel Magnolia, she was).
Today, (and for now) I live a life of privilege.
That’s not the case for 21,650 kids 0-17 in our community. They’re all living in poverty. That's 1 in 4 kids in London.
Not enough food.
Not enough shelter.
Not enough belonging.
Not enough to live with dignity.
So, if we raise $5,000 through this awesome UW initiative, we'll match it with another $5,000. That’s $10,000 toward the success of children, youth and families in our community.
There’s absolutely nothing I need today. But our community desperately requires your Justice and your Love.
Cause it’s my birthday.