Sometimes we get caught up in the day to day practices of running a non-profit. We focus on tax letters, documentation practices and scheduling social media posts. We see just what’s on our desk and our inbox. We forget to look at the bigger picture and remember why we are all doing this work – why we work so hard day to day.
And then, out of nowhere, we get a reminder. Something small and out of the blue that makes us stop and smile and remember; remember why inclusion is so important and why everything we do means so much.
This week was one of those times. Below is a short and simple email that we just received. This is not just a thank you to Aron Hall, our Director of Programs, or to the National Inclusion Project; it is a thank you to each one of you who has donated, volunteered or advocated for inclusion. A great reminder that your time, talent and treasure MEAN something and can change lives.
We’d like to thank Lois for this reminder that all of this planning and paperwork has a purpose and a great impact.
I want to thank you again, for your hospitality. It was an honor to be one of your guests at the National Inclusion Project Conference in April. I learned so much about inclusion that it’s easier for me to work with children and adults with or without special needs.
I have no idea how I can thank you. You opened my eyes.
These pictures will show you just how much inclusion means for me.
Melwood Recreation Center, Nanjemoy, MD