This edition of the Fall Corral 2020 has been a pretty honest one. It’s not as though the previous editions of the Fall Corral were dishonest, but this one has a tinge of vulnerability on my part. Most of the “experts” that advise charities on fund raising caution against too much honesty and against the perceived weakness that comes when you display any level of vulnerability. So, I will continue to be honest often and vulnerable occasionally.

This past year has been a tough one for me. As someone who has a natural over-sensitivity to the control mechanisms of others, I have not always enjoyed societal and governmental decisions related to our current pandemic. I miss going to speak at churches; The atmosphere of county fairs; Meeting for lunch; and I miss handshakes, hugs and the facial expressions of others. Lord, do I miss them. If I am 100% honest, I have never really found a way to be comfortable asking others for money. I use all of the cool words to deflect from what it is; support, help, hope for kids, etc., but it is all just asking people to donate money to help a child that they most likely will never meet. While it may be the most challenging part of the job for me, it is still a big part of the job.

We know that the last few months have been painful for many small businesses and others who’ve been financially impacted by shutting down the majority of the economy. As a result, we are doing everything we can to be good stewards while times are uncertain. Hopefully, when things return to some semblance of normal again, I can resume my discomfort with asking for things from y’all. We are here, we are continuing to accept kids into our program, and we continue to do our very best to meet the needs of the kids while preparing them for a life of independence. If you are in a position to support us, it will be genuinely appreciated. If you’re not, we will continue to lift those impacted up in prayer. Thank you for all you do and have done for us.

Read the full Fall Corral 2020 here….

Heath Kull – President

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