A little over a year ago, Chances for Children was formed to address the orphan epidemic in Haiti, one family at a time. Prior to founding our operation we came in contact with many humanitarian efforts and 501c3 organizations. We knew what the norm was and we also knew we wanted to be different. Our founding values created an organization that one year later is passionate about productivity and our operational standards have allowed us to build a premium brand identity in the international adoption space.
We are now bigger and more successful than we thought we might be at this stage of the game. Kathi and I feel encouraged by the prospects of how much more we can accomplish, and even though we are only one year into this, we are now thinking about bigger and more ambitious goals for the future.
We could not have come this far without your help. We had many generous friends give us money to fund this important work. We received support from many adoptive families (who have now become friends) who jumped in feet first to join us on this journey. Each of you have made enormous sacrifices and been willing to do anything and everything to pitch in and make this endeavor a success.
We now look back at 2007 and appreciate how far we have come. Our metrics and operating record speak for themselves. Intuitively we know this is just the beginning of something that will be very unique and powerful. We also know that this is a team effort, and the team is growing. We now have literally hundreds of people tugging on the same rope, and that tug has created a vital sense of momentum and promise.
We are profoundly grateful for all you have done to help us get this off the ground. Because of your contributions we can dramatically alter the course of children's lives and give them a future filled with promise and possibilities. All of your generosity, personal sacrifice and willingness to get involved will help give some of the children in Haiti a chance, and that is precisely why we are doing this.
Happy Holidays to you and your families.
Craig and Kathi Juntunen