November 14, 2012
The honor of serving as a volunteer for Sophia's Heart Foundation has been mine for the past (nearly) four years. The mission and vision of SHF initially touched my heart, and I knew I wanted to be involved. I had no way of knowing how very much being a volunteer would FILL my heart. The life-changing events and moments of which I have been a part have been life changing for me! Two years ago, we gave away bicycles to underprivileged children for Christmas - as a surprise! We've donated turkey meals to families for Thanksgiving. We have raised money to fund music and arts programs for adolescents who would otherwise never have such an opportunity. What an honor to watch these kids grow and develop into talented performers! We've taken cruises to raise money for SHF - so much fun and so beneficial! This organization means so much to me that I actually had a dream about SHF opening a facility for displaced families. Six months later, God delivered a building for us in Nashville - now known as Sophia's Heart of Compassion! AMAZING! Recently, we held our first annual Gala in Milwaukee, WI. I was moved to tears by the generosity of attendees, donors and volunteers. SHF has amazing leadership, generous donors, and dedicated volunteers. And, we have the support of the Good Lord above. We truly are changing the lives and mending the hearts of broken families and children with broken dreams. When Daniel J. Gokey began this foundation, he said he wanted it to become a movement. I believe it truly has. I am honored to serve, and I look forward to see how we'll continue to change the world ... one child, one family at a time. It's only LOVE!
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