Long Overdue Thank you! May 11, 2020

Dear Supporters of Aleksa and T'yana and STRIVE,

I have been so touched and blown away by your generosity and desire to give two amazing, giving, kind and hardworking girls the experience of a lifetime through STRIVE. You have been on my mind, and I have been wanting to write to each of you to thank you for your gifts. Our small staff has been running around like crazy finishing up our year and coordinating the 45 other Aaron's Presents Alumni that we're sending to summer programs/camps this summer, and now it's the middle of July! My deepest apologies for not being in touch sooner.

Nic and I wanted to let you know that because we made this partnership late in the year, we were not able to raise the full $14k needed for Aleksa and T'yana to go to Kenya this summer. However, STRIVE is continually reaching out to new funders and we are both confident that they will be able to go next summer. The funds that you contributed will remain in this specific fund, the fund will remain open for more contributions, and we will send updates throughout the year. If at any point you would like a refund of your gift, please don't hesitate to email me and I'll process it right away.

Thank you so much again for giving us such a great start, and for helping us support youth who are using their skills and passion to contribute to our communities and who take every opportunity to develop themselves in order to maximize their potential and continue making the world kinder and more connected.

I look forward to staying in touch with you all, and am so grateful that there are people like you who are modeling the very traits that we are trying to cultivate in young people.

With many thanks and best wishes for your summers,

Leah Okimoto

Executive Director, Aaron's Presents

[email protected] | (978) 809-5487