We are halfway through 2020- EPIC's 40th anniversary year , and a year that has been fraught with change and uncertainty, making it difficult for many families to find gratitude and joy in each day. It is with that in mind that we kicked off " 40 Days of Fathers ": a celebration of all things Dad.

So far, we have been highlighting books that showcase all different types of families and fathers, celebrated our own EPIC dads and showcased father-based parenting programs like Inside Out Dads. We also sat down with Hope Hawkins, the daughter of our founder Robert Wilson, to share the start of our 40-year history and how one father's love and compassion launched EPIC into what it is today.

EPIC exists because Bob Wilson had the forgiveness, determination and vision to know that every child deserves a strong start and promising future. With Father's Day just one week away, EPIC is honoring Bob Wilson and all fathers, in all forms. You can make a donation to EPIC in honor of a father figure in your life, and we will send your honoree a card in the mail, just in time for Father's Day.

Parenting hasn't stopped, and neither have we. EPIC will continue to adapt with the changing times and serve the needs of our families, just as we have for the past 40 years.

Stay safe, stay well, and as always, know we are here for you.

Tara N. Burgess, Executive Director
and the entire EPIC team