It's the way things get done. Whether we're moved by the example of others or feel something stirring inside, we believe at theroadbackhome.com that when inspiration comes, you gotta do something about it.
And that's exactly what happened recently when a groovy group of ladies from Utah read our Charity Spotlight about Discovery Arts. They were inspired by the organization's mission to bring arts programs to hospitalized children around the country. It's a mission that continually motivates kids to access their dreams and imaginations when they need them most.
Though Utah doesn't have a Discovery Arts program (each one requires $50,000 a year to run properly), these ladies were moved to do what they could, and they did!
It was our privilege to receive and deliver their donation box filled with brand new costumes, art supplies, dance shoes, and homemade tutus. It was quite a sight.
But we weren't the only ones impressed. Below is a copy of the letter sent from Discovery Arts Executive Director and friend, Marilyn Clements, in which she sincerely thanks our readers for their generosity. In it she also explains the importance of every single donation:
"Sometimes the difference between staying in bed or getting out of bed might be a costume that the child loves and wants to put on... Once they are up and "in character" all sorts of healing begins!"
To this, theroadbackhome.com adds not only our gratitude but our sincere admiration of these readers who got inspired and then did something about it:
To Our Dear Friends,
Thank YOU for being "in character."
You are the healers. And in a very specific way, the world will never be the same because of it.
Karla, Becca, Kristen, and Anne:
we salute you!