Linking Those in Need to the Path of Hope By Nancy Heen
October 15, 2012 · By Admin · Consulting, General, Puget Sound Business, Staffing Agency · Tags: "The Glass Castle", "the path of hope", Axelerate, Bellevue-WA, Hope-Link.org, Hopelink, Jeannette Walls, Nancy Heen
It’s Monday October 15 and today, many from Team Axelerate attended the annual Hopelink ‘Reaching Out’ luncheon held over at the Meydenbauer Center. A lot of us at Axelerate are great supporters of this local charity and for me personally, I really appreciate all they do for the community I live and work in.
At today’s luncheon, we got to hear from two different speakers, each with a different story but with a similar message. The first woman was Miss Connie, founder of Angelfish Swimming located in Kirkland. Almost 10 years ago, Connie was in a position where she needed the help of Hope Link. With the help she received, she was not only able to get back on her feet (supporting 4 children) but started her own business where she teaches about 250 children every month how to swim. Connie is now in a position to be a spokesperson for the services offered by Hope Link, and a major contributor to this organization.
The second speaker was Jeanette Walls, author of The Glass Castle. Again, what an amazing life story Jeanette talked about. A woman who learned early on what it was like to fend for herself while growing up in a uniquely vibrant yet deeply dysfunctional family. Both women built successful lives, and at times, survived mostly due to the hope that was in their hearts. Very inspiring stories about what hope can do to make a difference in someone’s life.
One of the things I really appreciate about Hopelink is that they offer an integrated array of programs that enable families in crisis to make progress toward and achieve self-sufficiency. Hopelink provides a path to success and help people get on the path, at whatever stage is necessary. These are the folks who truly help in linking those in need to the path of hope.
Thanks to Team Axelerate for making today’s lunch an even greater success!!
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