HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
THANK YOU FOR HELPING RFL Youth Know They Are Not Forgotten
The former foster youth and their children attending the drive through party at RFL talked non-stop about their Ready for Life Family. The family they were referring to includes each and every one of you.
There were tears; some shed in pure joy and some from lingering difficult memories of Christmas’ past. And then, there were hope-filled smiles. They were NOT forgotten, and they won’t be as long as we’re around!
We heard again and again how special, and in many cases surprised they felt to be remembered at the Holidays.
One young man said: “I can’t believe you didn’t forget me. There’s a present here for ME?”
Another young Mom beamed as she watched her daughter get on her first bike.
We know Covid threw a whole lot of chaos into your plans this year, and because of your determination, it couldn’t stop Christmas at Ready for Life.
Thank you to all of the contributors and volunteers, and especially the World Famous Ready for Life “Pantry Ladies” Kate Linde (Chief Elf in Charge), Lou Ann Lee, and Joanie Riley for your tireless efforts to make the Holidays Bright for the former foster youth and their families at RFL.
Special Thanks to:
Bay Care & Feeding Tampa Bay
Porsche Club of Tampa Bay
Mike Brown and the Santa’s Angels
Lutheran Church of the Cross
Diamond Media Solutions
First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin
St. Petersburg Sunset Rotary Club
Rita Becchetti and her Book Club
Gail & Creating U Coaching
Mary Pat McLain
Therese Kienast/Radical Leadership
Joyce Keller, Kay Brown & the
Gamma Omega Master Chapter of Sigma Phi
Karen Falconer & her Book Club
Indian Rocks Beach Rotary Club
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
GFWC North Pinellas Woman’s Club
Suncoast Kingfish Classic
Terry & Kay Farner
RBC Capital Markets
Christian Television Network
Kenny & Michelle Brown
Heather Cole & Garry Lafferty
Janet M Goldin
Susan & Jon Weber
Gina Van Leuven
The Wicks Family
Pauline & Thomas Deal
Yvonne & Richard Smith
Blanca & Troy Klingner
Your support makes these life-changing, memory-building opportunities possible. Thank you!