In the spirit of supporting other nonprofits, I have a couple of organizations I want to give a shout out to in the area over the next few weeks. The one I would like to first give undivided attention to for this particular post is OneChild, an amazing local nonprofit that is doing some incredible things to help children. The following is OneChild’s mission statement:
OneChild is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing disadvantaged children with new clothing and school supplies. OneChild began in Fremont, California and now serves families throughout the Bay Area.
Today the Founder and Developer, Bernie Dutra, spoke about her passion and I was so touched I wanted to share, with her permission, a few things she distributed to those in attendance.
Before I do, I just want to say I love how much careful consideration is given with this organization on maintaining dignity and raising self-esteem throughout the process of providing basic necessities to disadvantaged children. This is one of those cases where you admire not only what the organization is doing, but also very much HOW they are doing it. Good stuff!
Below is a poem that was distributed that holds a very powerful message, followed by Onechild’s Wish List. If you are in the position to do so, please consider helping pay it forward for OneChild and the admirable work that they do for the community and beyond!