a father is holding onto his son and smilingI’d like to tell you about my recent conversation with a foster parent named Dan.

Dan, a man of love and humility, shared with me that he felt a sense of calling.  He talked about how he wants to coach young boys on how to be men—not just men, but gentlemen. He wants to teach them about things like holding the door open for others, and showing others love and respect—the simple, but important, things that abused and neglected children miss out on when they don’t have guidance.  Without guidance, these children have limited opportunities.

Serving and providing opportunities for children means the world to me. Like Dan, I feel a sense of calling to connect the hearts of others to something bigger than ourselves. The children who come before us at Thornwell will not be defined by their circumstances. Yes, they were born into a life of obstacles and challenges.  But, together, we can bring hope and healing to these children. They are worth it.

There are many ways you can make an impact in the lives of hurting children. Several supporters have recently felt a calling to give through their IRA.

Did you know that you’re eligible to make a charitable IRA rollover to Thornwell if you are 70½ or older? Our flyer outlines some of the ways this could benefit you and your family.

Together, we are Thornwell. Your love and support makes a difference. If you feel a calling to make an impact in the lives of hurting children, please call me. I’m here to help.

For the Children,

Jill Gibson
Associate Director of Philanthropy

P.S.—You can help children at Thornwell by giving through your IRA.  You will also reap benefits by doing so. It’s okay if you don’t have an IRA. There are many ways you can benefit from a planned gift. Please visit our new Planned Giving website for more information.

As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. – I Peter 4:10

P.S.—You can help children at Thornwell by giving through your IRA.  You will also reap benefits by doing so. It’s okay if you don’t have an IRA. There are many ways you can benefit from a planned gift. Please visit our new Planned Giving website for more information.

As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. – I Peter 4:10

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