The Spirit of Christmas Is Alive

The Spirit of Christmas Is Alive

December brings so much excitement for our little folks but often involves stress for the adults in their lives. At Giraffe Laugh we are fortunate to have so many incredible donors who “adopt” families for Christmas who cannot provide for their children in a traditional way during the holidays. Sometimes it’s a meal they need and sometimes it’s gifts to put under the tree or in a stocking. Whatever it is, the generosity of those who give makes Christmas morning magical for adults and children alike. The spirit of Christmas is alive and well in our community and that is something to celebrate.

In November we celebrated our fourth annual Futures Begin Here Luncheon, and we were blown away by the generosity of our friends and family of Giraffe Laugh. Our Dream Big Society grew by leaps and bounds which means our dreams do as well. Thank you to all who attended and joined our work of ensuring school readiness, empowering families and building strong futures.

I hope your holidays are blessed and peaceful and filled with all the joy your heart can hold. Thank you for fulfilling big dreams right here in our valley on Christmas morning and beyond.

We look forward to an exciting 2018! Follow us on social media to keep up with all of the excitement.

-Lori Fascilla, Executive Director

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From Lori’s Laptop – September 2017

September is reminiscent of school shopping, apples, fresh corn, crisper air and earlier night time. As we begin to settle in for fall weather, the heat of summertime still clings and reminds us of the lovely, lazy days behind us. This transition is beautiful in Boise as we have four distinct seasons, and moving from one to the next is both bittersweet and a reminder that time flies for us all.
Our kids are all moving from one classroom to another, and their season of new adventures begins. With it comes some tears and adjustment, and that’s just the parents. Our kids are excited and thrilled to move with their friends to the next level and treasured teachers both new and old. During this time of change it’s important for us to stay in touch and recognize ways we can empower our families.
In October we will be holding our second Parent Café that is designed around the Protective Factors from the Strengthening Families model. The theme is “You are not alone.” Parenting is hard so knowing we are not alone and where to find resources and support is important. Building relationships with other parents is crucial to success and empowerment.
We embrace the upcoming season and hope you are finding joy and comfort in the steady march of time and the promise of a new start. If you’re a parent, join us! Our Parent Café is for everyone. Details are as follows:
Thursday, October 26 Time TBA
Marion Pritchett School – 1617 N. 24th St., Boise, ID 83702

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