Back to School for Villages Kids

Dear Friend of Children,

When the calendar turns to August, most of us, as adults, recall those feelings of nervousness and fear that always seem to accompany heading back to school! Imagine how frightening a new school year is for children who The Villages staff and foster families are so privileged to serve. They may be in a brand-new foster home, settling in with their new adoptive “forever family,” or suddenly being raised by their grandmother and grandfather, rather than their own parents.

Each of you, through your generous support and partnership, has helped The Villages’ children be a little less nervous, a little less anxious. How? Because you have given them a chance to have a “story” to tell when school starts: seeing the Indianapolis Indians, the Fort Wayne Tin Caps, or the Gary South Shore RailCats play great baseball. You provided brand new school uniforms and school clothing, so children will feel “normal,” on that first day of school. And thanks to you, children have backpacks filled with all the right school supplies.

Louis Pasteur shared a thought many, many years ago that encompasses ALL that we do at The Villages thanks to generous partners like YOU!
“When I approach a child, I am inspired with two sentiments… tenderness for what he or she is, and respect for who they will become.”

Your continued investment in the life-changing mission of The Villages, whether at a ballpark, at summer camp, in the school classroom, or in the homes of very selfless family caregivers, is, without a doubt, an investment in WHO each of the 3,100 children we are honored to serve daily, will BECOME. We couldn’t do it without you!

Our deepest thanks,
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