A Note from our Executive Director
I recently visited my aging father to help him move. It was a challenging day, packing boxes, discarding junk, cleaning. In the garage were several boxes of photo albums. I found treasures – photos I haven’t seen in 40 or more years. Going through the photographs, I was presented with evidence of the deep devotion my parents had for me and my sister. Photos documenting birthday parties, photos of all the plays I was in, all of my sister’s cheer leading competitions. The photos are a testament to the love I received as a child.
Every child deserves to have a happy, safe and loving childhood.
All of IVYP’s work is structured to provide the children in our community with as many safe and joyful experiences as possible. Last week we published our annual report and it is full of photos that document the happy childhoods we are helping to build. By supporting families, establishing positive relationships and nurturing skills, IVYP is creating the resilient, healthy community we all want.
As we approach Thanksgiving, I am grateful that my parents were able to raise me in a home full of warmth and care. I thank you for helping us create a loving and joyful community for our children.