As we approach Thanksgiving…
Let me start again.
As we get launched at the rate of a speeding bullet into the holiday season (how did Thanksgiving get here so quickly?!) it’s important for me to STOP!!!! , take a few deep breaths and count my many blessings.
I could list all the things I’m thankful for here, but I found myself experiencing a moment of humility as I received an email from a foundation I support. So instead I feel compelled to share two incredible foundations that are working on two very different, but highly remarkable missions. Both of the founders have experienced devastating losses, but were somehow able to transform that energy into creating a lot of positivity for this world. While I don’t know either of them personally, I am amazed by their strength and truly regard these parents as angels on Earth.
Lulu and Leo Fund
From the website:
“The Lulu & Leo Fund was established in memory of Lucia (Lulu) and Leo Krim.
As the parents of Lulu and Leo, we know that art and nature played a critical role in their short, beautiful lives and in the life of our surviving daughter, Nessie. We believe every child on the planet deserves the deep engagement with art, nature, and creativity that our children had, not simply for the sheer joy and excitement it brings children but for the powerful tool it can be. We have felt the critical importance of creativity as a healing force and want to ensure that these creative outlets are available to all children and communities facing adversity.
We created the Lulu & Leo Fund to inspire, engage, educate, heal and grow the hearts and minds of children facing hardships, giving them lifelong passion, skills and — most importantly — hope.
Please join our family in supporting our cause.”
The Lulu & Leo Fund helps children and families foster creativity and build resilience through programs that provide meaningful engagement with art and other creative endeavors.
The Ben Towne Foundation
From the website
“Jeff and Carin Towne started Ben Towne Foundation in memory of their oldest son Ben, a fiercely determined, passionate and loving boy, who died of neuroblastoma at the age of three. BTF’s mission is to change the way childhood cancers are treated and cured.
To that end, BTF partners exclusively with the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, where 100% of contributions are invested.”
Wishing you all a day full of thanks.