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A Message from CEO Sherry Thomas‑Cloud

December, 2021

Dear Friends:

Like 2020, the year 2021 has once again been a test of our resilience, our ability to handle difficult times during a global health crisis. As I look back on what has been, I couldn’t be more grateful for the hardworking staff of Family & Children Services and the generous donors who have supported us so that we may help others.

You have kept us going not only with your donations, but also your investment of time. As you will read in “Learning Resilience,” the ability to bounce back after trauma requires, in part, social support. You have been part of that support that has kept our staff going strong through the many challenges of helping our clients through the crises of a pandemic. We thank you.

The holiday season and the long winter months ask more from us than other seasons. During the holidays, we think of this time as the season to give—to open our hearts to other members in our community who may not enjoy the bounty that others enjoy.

Please read “Bringing a Little Joy into Every Heart” about the needs of families and children and the options available so that your donation can make the most difference in someone’s holiday who might otherwise go without.

Opening the Circle of Blessings” introduces you to our annual fund, HANDLE WITH CARE, which relies entirely on your donations—with every donation going to help children and families in greatest need.

Your gifts bring joy not only to the recipients of your gifts. They bring joy to us, too. Your gifts tell us that you support our efforts to make our community a kinder, gentler place to live and thrive—for everyone.

Wishing you blessings of health and good will now and throughout the coming year!

With Gratitude,

Sherry Thomas-Cloud
Sherry Thomas-Cloud, MSW, LMSW
Chief Executive Officer
Family & Children Services

Sherry Thomas-Cloud

Sherry Thomas-Cloud