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The Real Silver Lining

Updated: Nov 1, 2023

When our bus was vandalized in June, we wondered how we would get our kids to all the places they needed to go.

Our summer program was just about to start, and we were getting a crash course in “how to replace a bus when yours is no longer drivable." It's not the kind of course you willingly sign up for, but somewhere along the way, you start feeling thankful for what it's teaching you.

Here's what we've learned or been reminded of so far:

  • Safely transporting our kids to their next adventure remains a top priority — part of loving them well is caring about how they get from point A to point B.

  • Without a bus or van of our own, it's a challenge to get almost sixty youth where they need to go — we couldn't have done it without your help!

  • When you've got friends who care about the work you're doing, it feels like anything's possible.

People who care — that's the real silver lining. We have received so much love and support since our bus was vandalized, and we just want to let you know how grateful we are.

We're not on the other side of this yet, but we're getting there. Most importantly, our kids haven't missed any of the activities that make summer at Neighborhood House so memorable.

In the coming weeks, I hope to be able to share the news that we’ve secured permanent transportation for our youth. Until then, the generosity of new and old friends will carry us through, and for that we say, Thank you!


We couldn't have come this far without the kindness and support of friends like you. If you'd like to make a donation to the Youth Transportation Fund, gifts are still needed.
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