If we had a giant refrigerator in the office, all of your pictures would be on it! We are so thankful to every one of you who finds space for yourself in the Coalition. You blow us away with your ability to love well, and to love in ways that change the world for good!
You hold bake sales like Olivia and lemonade stands like the Verriere Family, and GraceAnne, Haven, Rebecca, Sadie, Meg. You talk to your neighbours about Iraq and the good that is happening here that doesn't make it into the news. You are peacemakers right in your own front yards!
You cut lawns all summer like David, Isaiah and Sammy. You are so excited to make a difference in the world, you don't want to stop when summer is over.
You come up with your own fun fundraisers, like Megan Fox (shown at top with her family above). You get all wrapped up in LOVE, take a family photo, make a donation to help change the world in practical ways, and challenge your friends to do the same.
You creative souls—you work hard in so many mediums, channelling your artistic skills into a means for women and men crushed by ISIS to have the chance to start over.
Karen Savage, featured in our Maker Monday series is offering beautiful quilts in a raffle. Amanda Dexheimer, also featured in our Maker Monday series joined with others to make a new series of Love Cups. The money raised by these artists will provide Empowerment small business grants, so displaced Iraqi families can support themselves.
Susanna and Sarah knew they could use something they already loved to do, and give it a higher purpose. Susanna ran a 1/2 marathon, Sarah ran a 10k, and together they raised enough money to put 13 classrooms full of kids back to school!
Coalition, you are beautiful! You consistently use your gifts and skills to remake the world in beautiful ways. We are so thankful for you! Every time you choose to wage peace, you are making a difference. Thank you!