True Inspiration

If you joined us at the Fairfield Veterans Day Parade, then you may have already heard our exciting news:

The Leaven has been selected as the Chick-fil-A S. Truett Cathy Honoree recipient of the True Inspiration Award and will receive a grant for $100,000 to help kids and communities rise!

The legacy of Truett and Jeannette Cathy is one of inspiration and caring for the next generation. Early in their relationship, Jeannette and Truett worked as a team in Truett’s entrepreneurial endeavors. Their vision and faith flourished, allowing them to parlay their business success into widespread philanthropic efforts focused on helping young people reach their full potential. The S. Truett Cathy Honoree embodies this entrepreneurial spirit of vision and service official source.

This tremendous honor would not have been possible without your support! So many of our supporters shared our story with their friends and voted on the Chick-fil-A app for The Leaven as part of the True Inspiration Awards.

We’d like to thank Ryan Osbrink from Chick-fil-A Ontario Mills Parkway and Annette Forney of Fairfield for nominating The Leaven for this award. We are so blessed to have their support of our organization, and so thankful to the entire Chick-fil-A family for this huge honor!

true_awards_logo_with_foundation_aboveThis grant is an amazing blessing to The Leaven and a game-changer for children and families here in California. This is more than enough funding to open a new center, and can also support our existing centers and program throughout the coming year.

But there’s even more exciting news that goes beyond California. As you may know, Chick-fil-A is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and some neighborhoods in that community struggle with many of the same challenges that led to starting The Leaven in Fairfield.

They were so impressed with our programs and the changes we have inspired in our communities, thanks in no small part to all of you, that they have invited us to Atlanta to explore with the local community the possibility of beginning their own Leaven program!

They will also be sending representatives here to Solano county to observe our programs at work. This is an amazing opportunity to help more kids and communities rise in an entirely different part of the country. The Leaven works and we are so honored to help other communities begin their own journey towards helping kids succeed in school.

Thank you again for your support of The Leaven. And our praise to God for the wonderful grant from Chick-fil-A! Our programs are helping more children and families succeed than ever before, and it is all because of friends like you. Together we are helping kids and communities rise.

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