Hello TYM Family,
Warren Buffett, one of the world’s richest men, announced in June 2006 that he is giving 85% of his fortune to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help the foundation pursue its longstanding goal of curing the globe’s most fatal diseases and improving American education. This is a $31 billion gift, certainly one of the largest acts of generosity in world history. While this act of generosity is large and impactful, it relays one key principle: Gifts, no matter how large have the capacity to make a difference.
We believe this to be true at TYM as well. Through your generosity, we have the privilege and responsibility to make a difference in the lives of our kids. In the Bay Area alone, so many students struggle with their self worth and value due in large part to their circumstances. Our underserved population of children struggle to overcome challenges of crime, violence, lack of educational resources and family instability. However, with your help, we are able to change the trajectory of their lives–taking them from where they are to where God intends them to be. We cannot do this work without you which is why we are asking you to consider a gift to support our work as we enter the new year.
Speaking on the news from Warren Buffet, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation stated that there were, “two simple values that lie at the core of the foundation’s work: (1) “All lives — no matter where they are being led — have equal value and (2) To whom much has been given, much is expected.”
We believe the same. As 2017 comes to a close, we are thankful for your investment and partnership with us as we embark on a Transformational Journey with students.
To learn about our programs please take a moment to review our donor proposal and prayerfully consider how you can help us end our year strong.
To make your year end contribution today, visit our newly renovated website:tymkids.org/give
Billy Coleman, TYM Executive Director
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