I received this letter from a Mom in Tennessee whose children are BIG FANS of Starfish. They have donated their last birthdays to sponsor one of the Starfish babies. Here is what their Mom had to say:
Ben (just turned 6) and Jack (just turned 4) followed their big brother Alex’s (almost 9) footsteps and chose to raise donations for Starfish instead of receiving birthday presents for themselves. They perused ALL of the Starfish babies for hours before jointly selecting SADIE. Her bright eyes and hair standing up straight drew them to her! We held a fun May birthday party at the Nashville Zoo with lots of pizza, cake, friends, and sharing about Starfish. I just want you to know how PROUD and HONORED my boys are to know that they are making a difference in this world, one child at a time, by helping support Starfish. They raised a total of $ 828….and were so excited! Our “goody bags” included a Starfish, a sea shell, a few pieces of candy, and the story behind Starfish Children’s Services. Ben and Jack LOVED telling everyone about precious Sadie and her cleft lip and palate, and her special needs, and we have even had one sweet family who has also raised money for Starfish after learning about your work from my boys, and about the wonderful babies you love so well. I will send you information on them soon too!
THANK YOU for all that you do---for working the front lines to care for and protect these amazing babies, and thank you for giving us an opportunity to make a difference even from way over here in Tennessee!
“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person, you just may be the world.”
We love you!
Life, Love and Laughter,