Thank you from Southside Family Nurturing Center

“On behalf of Southside Family Nurturing Center, we would like to thank you for your recent donation of a bus full of toys and toiletries for our annual Holiday Store. We are deeply grateful for your support of our work to address disparities in health and education outcomes, across race and income in our community. Your generosity lifts some of the holiday stress for the families we serve and brings joy to their children.

Exposure to violence, trauma, and generational poverty create enormous barriers for young children. Yet truly extraordinary is the face that with support, guidance, and intervention, children continue to develop the social, emotional, and cognitive skills necessary to progress in the development. Children thrive when parents simultaneously receive the help they need to provide stable and nurturing home environments. We know we would not be able to provide the intensive services children and families need without this generous support.

We are especially grateful for your gifts in this time of uncertainty. Our team is working harder than ever to assure the families we serve have what they need to thrive including access to healthy fresh food, base needs support, virtual ECE and therapies, and home visiting via phone/video conferencing weekly.

May you be blessed as greatly as you have blessed the children and families we serve. Wishing you and your loved ones health and safety. Happy New Year!”
With gratitude,
Julie Ellefson, Executive Director at Southside Family Nurturing Center
Diane Cullumber, Development Director at Southside Family Nurturing Center

“Wow! We couldn’t put on the holiday store without your congregation. We are so grateful. Thank you!” – Southside Family Nurturing Center