There is so much good in the world and in the Houston community, and the holiday season puts this on full display. As visitors arrive, donations come in, and gifts are distributed, the busy-ness of this season is evidence of the community supporting and loving our kids. Thank you all for your generosity and care.
Children come to Casa de Esperanza in great need and, for some, this will be the first time they will experience the joy of Christmas morning. The families participating in our programs face challenges that many of us could not imagine: chronic under- and unemployment, the threat of eviction and homelessness, and food insecurity. Thanks to your generosity, our children and families will have love, enough to eat, clothing, gifts and holiday joy this year.
As 2023 comes to a close, we honor Governing Board members Jacquelyn Cox and Kathy O'Neil for their years of service as they transition off of the board. We also express our immense gratitude to Ben Brown who, with great heart and energy, served as Governing Board President through COVID and leadership transition. Our Governing Board members are truly appreciated for their commitment to our mission.
Thank you for helping us provide HOPE to children and families in 2023. Your investment in the mission of Casa de Esperanza means that children are safe and families are strengthened.
On behalf of everyone at Casa de Esperanza, I wish you a joyous holiday season and a Happy, Healthy New Year!