Raising money for a mission about which I am passionate...that is what I do. But the end result is really about helping people in need build better futures, giving them the tools they need to overcome their challenges and move toward self-sufficiency, health and emotional well-being. Whether those we help are refugees, people with intellectual disabilities, families in need of shelter, or an individual fleeing abuse, all are in critical need of assistance, education, comfort and understanding. I support the professionals who do the counseling, medical interventions, nurturing, feeding and training - that is your job. Mine is to find the money and supporters so you can do what you do best. Your mission becomes my mission. It is our mission. It does take a village, doesn't it?