Tomorrow will be a Little Brighter

A single mother with a sick child stands at the bus stop...  A teen in foster care believes college is for other kids...  A newly diagnosed HIV positive patient feels life is over...  A little boy’s nightmares are constant reminders of a fear he can’t seem to communicate…

 For these people, today could be the most difficult.  Today could be the loneliest.  Today could be the darkest.    And every day henceforth, we have the opportunity to make a difference.  Let us lend a hand.  Let us be the friend who will listen and guide someone who feels lost or alone.  Let us inspire hope and courage to those who feel desperation.  Let us have hearts big enough to help someone get through today.  

The strength of our abilities rests in the people of our community.   This is the time to evaluate the truly important elements in our lives and renew our commitments.  Together, we can take the steps to ensure that tomorrow will be a little brighter...  A little less frightening...  A little less lonely…  We have the ability as a community to join together so that our friends and family may be prepared for what tomorrow may bring.

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge has the ability to directly assist these individuals and families to brighten their lives.  We provide all of our services on a sliding fee scale or free so that no one is turned away.   Our  Friends of the Family Annual Gift Drive enables us to provide these services to so many people now living in our community with significant life challenges.  The continued ability of Family Service to fund these important programs is contingent upon the success of this annual gift drive.  

Please take this moment to make or renew your commitment to Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge and continue to be a vital part of our accomplishments.  We ask that you return the enclosed envelope by April 30, 2007 or at your earliest convenience to have your gift included in this year’s drive.  

Through the support of the community and your contributions, Family Service will continue to make a difference in the lives of those we touch. We, the members of the Board of Directors, kindly ask that you help us with this vital mission.   Together, we can take steps to create a stronger community united in a common belief… Tomorrow will be a little brighter when our hearts and hands reach out.


Owen Cope                                Teri Cangelosi
Board President                            Fund Development Director