"I was just about twelve years old when I first came to The Home for Little Wanderers. My Mom made it sound like I was just going to camp for a while. I waited and waited, but she never came back for me. It was 1977 when I was placed at Orchard Home, a group home for adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems. It has since merged with Longview Farm—where my brother Joseph once lived".
It is official - I am on THE HOME's Board of Ambassadors!
I met with Bob Sherburn & Scott Inman from The Home last week for lunch to discuss ways that I can assist on the Board of Amassadors and yesterday I recieved my letter in the mail:
Dear Ms. Raftery:
I am pleased to inform you that you have been approved by The Home for Little Wanderers Nominating and Developing Committee to serve as a member on our Board of Amabassadors...
Brain Davis, Chair of the Nominating Committee, Board of Directors
I am thrilled of this honor to be able to assist The Home by sharing my personal story and journey about growing up during my formative years as a resident and client of THE HOME. This is my way of giving back to an amazing organization that has assisted many children and families througout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts - me included. I realize that I am lucky to have been one of them and I want to let others know how much it means to people who had similar circumstances.
How are YOU giving back to those people and organizations that have made a difference in YOUR life?
Board of Ambassadors
2008 The Home - Honoree Acceptance Speech