“Not being able to speak is not the same as not having something to say.” ~Rosemary Crossely
At The Children’s Center, we know first-hand just how much truth lies in this statement. We currently provide cost-free therapy for over 100 children in Southern Mississippi and while their needs are wide-ranging, the one thing that all of our children have in common is a difficulty expressing themselves verbally.
Some come to us having never uttered a word, while others are talking up a storm, but in a language all their own, indiscernible to others. Imagine wanting desperately to tell the world what you’re thinking, but being incapable of doing so.
Every child deserves to be able to communicate successfully – to play with a friend, to tell their family when they’re hungry, happy, or frustrated, to protest or to celebrate, and to express love. And the good news is they absolutely can, if given the right tools and therapy to do so. And our staff at The Children’s Center is 100% committed to providing these tools, tailoring their therapy to find the best way for each child to express him/herself.
But we need your help. As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on the support of generous individuals like yourself. And no amount is too small. By choosing to contribute to our Find a Voice | Fund a Voice campaign, you are helping a child gain the ability to communicate with the world around him. What an invaluable gift.
Kenny and Vicki Scianna came in contact with The Children's Center about a year ago and were so moved by the work that is done in this place that they set up an endowment in the name of their daughter, Blair, who died 5 years ago, but whose life continues to touch all who were fortunate enough to know her. Blair, who was born with cerebral palsy, was non-verbal, but had no problem expressing her abundant love, joy, wit, and wicked sense of humor with all who met her. The Sciannas saw a passion in the staff at The Children's Center and a mission that resonated with theirs, and they hope that you'll join them in making sure that children like Blair can continue finding their voice at The Children's Center by making a contribution to Find a Voice | Fund a Voice, which goes directly to this memorial endowment.
Thank you so much for your consideration.
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