Families Together Honored
Last month GlaxoSmithKline recognized Families Together along with nine other organizations with the Impact award for building a healthier community. We are so honored to have our mission of moving families from homelessness to home recognized.
We work tirelessly to combat child homelessness in our community and were able to serve 454 children this year. The ceremony was held on November 16 at GSK in the Sir Paul Girolami Research center in Research Triangle Park where along with the award we received a check for $40,000! Then on #GivingTuesday we were informed the GSK employees voted for Families Together to win an additional $10,000 after watching this video.
We are extremely honored for the accolades, but none of this would have been possible if it were not for all of our allies who have joined us in facing the fact that more and more the face of homelessness is that of a child. Thank you to all the board members, donors, churches, corporations, and volunteers for your contributions. This awards is a reflection of everything you do and belongs to you as much as it does to us.
You can check out our fellow winners Facebook pages by clicking their name:
Communities In Schools of Wake County
CEF: Community Empowerment Fund
Diaper Bank of North Carolina
Orange County Partnership for Young Children
Partners for Youth Opportunity
Student Action with Farmworkers