Letters & Follow Up
I want to share the many ramifications of the Wednesdays Child segment filmed at Ironstone Farm with Steven last year. I invited Victor to speak at our local Kiwanis Club, where we learned that many children have needs beyond adoption. So we began working with his department to see how we could help:
Mia a young girl at St. Annes Home with no family has been taken under the wing of our Working Student teens every Saturday and has learned to work with and ride horses in a caring environment. Its been great for everyone!
Robert - a 17 year old also without family, has become a Working Student and is with us 3 days a week. He is now part of our Ironstone family!
On Aug 29th we are hosting an Adoption Party for 15 children with special needs and 30 guest families - very exciting! Christine Mitchel has been great to work with - we plan on this being the first of many!
Jack, it was your visit a year ago that started a new movement here at Ironstone. We look toward changing many lives for the better in the years to come!
I mailed you an invitation to join us for the Adoption Party on August 29th. I also invite you and your wife to join two other honorees as recipients of our 2010 Spirit of Giving Award in November. You were unable to join us last year. You would be sharing the limelight with Zig Burns - a polio victim as a child in an iron lung for a year who became a football hero; and Senator Susan Tucker - a huge supporter of the non-profit sector who is leaving the senate after 25 years.
Your efforts speak so eloquently of what the Spirit of Giving is really about AND its our 50th anniversary! I hope you will consider the award.
Please watch for my letter. And thank you!
My best regards, Jack,
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