It was just another Wednesday—or that’s at least what WACAP staff members thought as they got settled for the April staff meeting.
Soon, however, there was a room full of people blinking back tears, as a parent’s voice—their colleague’s voice—reached them with her daughter’s story. Alex’s story.
Jo Reed, an adoptive mother of two children she’s unyieldingly proud of, beamed about her daughter.
Alex had won an essay competition about philanthropy for her English class, and she’d chosen to write about WACAP: the nonprofit adoption agency that helped bring her and her family together.
Alex not only did her homework about WACAP, but stood up at school to read her essay (below) about what makes a family. Her mom, reading WACAP staff the same essay her daughter had read aloud in class, reminded us all that it was in fact, just another Wednesday with an incredible story about a family’s love, and an invitation to be part of that story.
Thank you to Alex for the invitation and for the reminder of what a difference we can make, any day of the week.
As a result of hearing Alex’s essay, staff were inspired to match the donation of Alex’s teacher and as a result, WACAP received over $400 to support its vital work bringing children and families together.