A few months ago, we asked all of our friends to join with us in voting for The Leaven in Chick-fil-A’s True Inspiration Awards. And you all delivered!
So many of our wonderful friends and supporters voted for us, and your loyalty paid off when, just a few weeks later, we were named the Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Truett Cathy Honoree, winning a $100,000 grant from Chick-fil-A.
This week at a special ceremony in Southern California, we were presented with the check at a wonderful event celebrating the good work done by not only The Leaven, but all of the Chick-fil-A True Inspiration award winners and nominees. It was a fantastic time to remember that when communities come together, amazing things can happen.
This money will go towards opening new centers and supporting our current centers, which means more children will have the opportunity to change their lives than ever before. Because of this money, we are empowered to reach out to new communities and provide more opportunities to show compassion for people by coming together to help their children.
This would not be possible without friends like you. When we asked our supporters to help us by voting and telling your friends, you and others like you rose to the challenge, going completely above and beyond our expectations.
We’re also thankful to Annette Fortney, former operator of the Fairfield Chick-fil-A and Ryan Osbrink of the Ontario Chick-fil-A, and well as to our new friends at the Chick-fil-A foundation.
It’s coming together and supporting each other that makes our programs so successful. Your support every day makes The Leaven possible. Thank you so much for your commitment – you are our True Inspiration.