When Mary Arthur-Young reached her milestone birthday, she decided to celebrate by asking friends and family to donate to Old Mill Center in lieu of gifts.
"I am fortunate to work with amazing people in a private non-profit
agency that is working hard every day to combat despair and
disparity in our society ... It would mean so much to me to hear that
the "Mary's Inspiration Fund" is growing over time, and to be able to
write again later and share more inspiring moments
made possible by this support."
The response has been overwhelming—so far "Mary's Inspiration" has received over $2,000 in much-needed donations for our programs.
One such program is Healthy Families, which provides in-home support for parents and their newly born children. Parents are coached in weekly home visits on topics such as baby wellness, safety, positive parent-child interaction, and stress reduction. Thanks in part to the contributions made on Mary's behalf, Healthy Families is able to serve nearly 100 families in Benton and Linn Counties.
Thank you for being an inspiration to us all Mary, and a big thanks to everyone who donated!