Words cannot express all that you have done and continue to do for both our organization and children in the NYS Capital Region and its surrounding counties. As you know, our mission is to provide both immediate and ongoing services to children that have experienced extensive abuse and/or neglect and those in at-risk situations. In 2010, we provided aid to 5,892 children throughout NYS. While keeping with our mission, we set a goal to never have to turn a child away due to a lack of funds. It is only through the help of Jezreel that we have been able to keep up with this goal. You have provided us with basic necessities such as diapers, baby wipes, shampoo, etc., that have benefited families struggling through poverty, and allowed many of them to stay with their biological families as a result of your hard work and generosity.
Today is a perfect example of the Jezreel way. We had a child that was placed in foster care that had been misdiagnosed with a psychiatric condition. The foster family struggled greatly to provide him with a safe environment, but without a crib or a playpen they were unable. We were informed that unless we could come up with a playpen at the very least, this little boy will spend the holiday weekend in a psychiatric center. After finding out that every other agency had closed a few days before the Christmas holiday I decided to give Jezreel a call. I was immediately greeted by the overwhelming enthusiasm of Garry, and a genuine concern for this child’s safety. Though playpens are not something that you normally provide, Garry went out of his way to assist me in coordinating necessary equipment to ensure this little boy’s safety. Thanks to our coordination of efforts with
Jezreel International, literally thousands of children each year are provided with basic necessities for transport to safety, and thousands more have since become self-sufficient following their time of crisis. The little boy we assisted today is one of them, and with your help, I am confident in 2012 there will be thousands more.
On behalf of Things of My Very Own, Inc., I thank you.
Sincerely, Rayn Boncie, CEO and Founder