The Strength and Wisdom of Giving

The nineteenth-century English critic and philosopher John Ruskin once wrote, “A strong and wise person uses their gifts to support other people.”

I’m reminded of this sentiment when time and time again, you, our Children’s Center friends, use your gifts to support children and families in our community facing mental health challenges. You do not know their names but you do know they need your support now more than ever. Each time we ask for your help (as the pages of this newsletter reveal) you respond with generosity and kindness. There is indeed wisdom in this. Not only are you making a real difference in the lives of others, but research reveals that helping others actually fosters our own resilience — increasing our capacity to weather and grow from life’s difficulties. And there are plenty of those at this time!

– Matthew Butte, Executive Director

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