December 2017 Updates December 01, 2019
Each of you has contributed to this very meaningful Presents Fund in memory and honor of Liz Atkins.
Since Rick established this fund in May 2015, it has grown steadily to $7,278.82, and has supported 28 projects involving approximately 84 children ages 7-14 and benefiting an estimated 1,500 individuals and animals in their communities and beyond! It’s quite incredible to see how many lives have been touched by your generosity, love and devotion. For me, having personally worked with many of these kids and seen the projects firsthand, I can honestly tell you that these experiences have meant the world to them at a pivotal stage in their development when they are searching for evidence that their lives matter and that their unique qualities can make the world better.
We have put together a slideshow of the projects that your fund has made possible in 2016 and 2017.
Here is a link to the slideshow: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_9bMOYH4jUhnkC2wPBCEyztZMxbyLftd/view?usp=sharing
And here is a link to the fund’s current page: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/ODAw
I am so grateful to be connected with all of you. Your messages of encouragement, sharing of your family stories, and support of this work over the past 2.5 years has kept me going, and thinking of Liz, as I also remember Aaron and others missed so dearly, inspires me everyday.
Have a wonderful holiday, and I wish you all only the best in the new year.