With the holiday season approaching, the spirit of giving is upon us. While you may be thinking about the perfect gifts to give your family and friends, Pressley Ridge invites you to also think about giving to the children and families in your communities who are facing significant challenges this holiday season, and more importantly, who face these challenges year-round.
We are here for children like Bridget, a runaway who had been in county custody since she was thirteen years old. With the help of Pressley Ridge, Bridget turned her life around. She started to build a better relationship with her foster mom and put in the hard work needed to excel in school. Bridget graduated from high school in 2010 and is now a successful college student.
And families like Kris, Marty, and Katherine who felt “bewildered, lost, and frightened” when they pursued autism services. Kris and Marty said their daughter Katherine was quiet at home and spoke very little at the age of three. Thanks to Pressley Ridge, Katherine is reaching developmental milestones. Kris says, “Relief for me as a parent came in working with individuals who understood my daughter…if things fall off track, we get back on track.”
Getting back on track—that is what your gifts to Pressley Ridge help children and families do. Bridget and Katherine are just two examples of children facing struggles that were made better by your support of Pressley Ridge services. In 2013, Pressley Ridge was able to reach more than 5,400 children and families. With your continued support, the ways we can help are limitless.
Every day, Pressley Ridge works in various communities to educate, care for, and support those in need, but there is always work to be done. A gift of $50 or more makes a difference in the lives of our struggling children and families—their stability is priceless. When you are thinking about giving this holiday season, please continue to think about the children and families who rely on Pressley Ridge. Your gift is guaranteed to change the life of a child or family in 2014.
We hope that you and your family have a joyous holiday season.
Susanne Cole President & CEO