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15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have never met a group of people so dedicated to make a positive impact on the "forgotten" children. Haven been a previous foster child myself, I am overwhelmed with gratitude to Sharon and the Walsh Family. These individuals commit, act, respond and execute as if they are very angels sent from above. It is my honor to be associated with an organization that is truly making a positive difference in children, one life at a time.

2 doraspectacular

Board Member

Rating: 5

Have you ever met someone who shines a light so brightly that you are filled with gratitude and thankfulness that such a person has been introduced into your world? I felt this way when I met Sharon Roubinek this past year collaborating on a project together.
Sharon is truly the "real and rare deal", and I feel the privilege and blessing to know someone who walks "her talk". She's been an incredible inspiration as her life's journey has been all about helping others; if anyone had one tenth of her passion for helping kids- they would merit the Nobel Prize as she has been that instrumental in changing disadvantaged childrens' lives for the better, and I am thrilled to serve under her on the IMAGINE board.
I wholeheartedly love that the IMAGINE Foundation gives children their right to be loved unconditionally in a spectacular environment. They will heal, grow, and "Imagine" with the Wondrous WALSH family beginning in HOUSTON soon!!! I can't wait.
Thank YOU, SHARON and The WALSH Family!!! xoxo

Dora Chu
Producer/Stylist Personality
@doraSPECtacular

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have seen the dedication, emotion, and long nights spent working on behalf of families and children who have nowhere else to go. The pure commitment to making sure no child is left hopeless and uncared for is evident in everything the members of this foundation do on a daily basis. In a world where there is so much dishonesty, this is the foundation I would go to and trust completely.

2 Rita J.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

There is so much I would like to write about Imagine Foundation for Kids! This non profit organization has given so much to children, teens and to families in need. Sharon the founder and her team of this esteem organization, have worked tirelessly for many a year. Making sure those who are in need, are safe and sound. The (soon to be) opening of the girl's ranch in Houston is the first of many that will help the helpless, and give hope to the ones that thought there was none. A true caring non profit organization that cares about the well-beings of this diverse country. Proud to be a part of this fantastic venture, board and organization. Thank you Sharon, for giving these kids and teens hope!

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

"I shall not pass this way again. Then let me now relieve some pain, remove some barrier from the road, or brighten some ones heavy load. "
- Eva Rose Park.
Imagine Foundation for Kids changes lives, helps build strong foundations and gives these children a better chance for a successful tomorrow. Our kids are the future and this foundation is the rock. Let's celebrate and continue to support this amazing foundation.
-Kevin Moon

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

There’s no greater challenge and no greater need than working with kids that have been abandoned, abused and neglected. Without intervention at an early age they will most likely remain emotionally damaged for a lifetime. Sharon R. is driven with a passion to help children but passion is not enough. It takes knowledge and experience to put together a program that will impact children, bring healing and long term character change. I’ve known her and of her work for more than 25 years. Her sacrifice of time, funds and longevity is proof she can effectively help the neediest of kids. Author, Not Me, It's a Trap a book for kids

2 Joel L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Imagine is focused on helping children have a good, meaningful life free from abuse. They are actively helping girls who typically have a much harder time finding a foster home.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I don't know how Sharon Roubinek finds enough time for sleep, much less down time. She works tirelessly to intervene and rescue kids that are hurting and at risk. Imagine Foundation for Kids was birthed out out of a passion to make a difference.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This foundation really cares not only about the children, but the families that have struggled with at risk youth. I have personally had experience, as a parent. I was overwhelmed and confused; yet I was given personal attention with sincerity and grace. I wasn't just another number or consumer standing in line. This foundation I would recommend to everyone because they truly care about these kiddos and the families that go with them.

1 Foster D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have yet to meet anyone that works as hard for children from all backgrounds as Sharon. Her perseverance through the often bureaucratic nature of child advocacy is very inspiring. I am blessed to know her.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization that was founded by a person who has a heart for helping people and so selflessly gives her time to help people in need.

2 DoraChu

Advisor

Rating: 5

Have you ever met someone who shines a light so brightly that you are filled with gratitude and thankfulness that such a person has been introduced into your world? I felt this way when I met Sharon Roubinek this past year collaborating on a project together.
Sharon is truly the "real deal", she is rare, and I feel the privilege and blessing to know someone who walks "her talk". She's an incredible inspiration as her life's journey has been all about helping others; if anyone had one tenth of her passion for helping kids- they would merit the Nobel Prize as she has been that instrumental in changing disadvantaged childrens' lives for the better!
I wholeheartedly love this foundation and what it stands for, and I can't wait to get more involved!
Thank YOU, Sharon!!!

Dora Chu
Stylist, Producer
Dora@couturetovintagebydora.com

4

Advisor

Rating: 5

Sharon Moen Roubinek has a great vision for this organization. At-risk children are in desperate need of what she is offering through this organization: housing, education, health care, counseling, educational and vocational opportunities. Not only will they provide the above, but they will ensure each child is treated with proper respect and compassion. Networking with other other companies that provide drug and alcohol detox, adoption, foster parenting, food bank and legal services on both public and private basis will be instrumental in the success of the Foundation. That is where my organization Foster Leaders Movement comes into play. We are providing networking opportunities for Sharon's endeavors. This type of organization is extremely important to the Foster Care Community, especially to the youth aging out.

2 AngelaWalshTX

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sharon Roubinek, the founder and CEO, has a true heart to help kids and those affected by abuse, neglect, and addiction. I have personally watched her stay up for days at a time just to make sure a child is safe, to make sure an addict is receiving help, and reach out to anyone she knows that will be able to help others.

While working with her to set up the Imagine Foundation for Kids, her passion and dedication surpasses anything I've ever experienced in the non-profit world. This non-profit will lay the groundwork for all others, I truly believe that, as well as connect the non-profit sectors together to make a global impact.

4 Sharon Roubinek

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am founder of Imagine Foundation for Kids in Texas. We are dedicated to at risk kids. Currently, we are partnering with other foundations in an effort to provide excellent programs, residency, and other needs of the children to accomplish change in the lives of these children that so desperately need a voice.

Our new ranch will soon open housing girls and rescued animals in the Houston area. We are so excited! Several years and a vision in the making.....we cannot wait.

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