This past Wednesday, September 23rd was an important day for the Clinic. We held our annual Justice For All celebration and fundraiser at the Westin downtown. We were delighted to give out various volunteer and service awards to some of the most committed members of our community, as well as to hear stories about those who have been helped by the Clinic's services in the midst of their most difficult days.
During the cocktail hour, we also featured a photo booth, complete with JFA-themed props so that attendees could have their picture taken and then shared on social media. This coming Wednesday, the Hearts4Justice blog will post a collage with more of these fun photos along with a complete album on Facebook. Please check back in or join us on InstagramandFacebookto see more of these photo highlights.
Our organizing theme for JFA 2015 was Renewal. At the event, Executive Director Chris Purnell talked about where we're headed as an organization and why renewed passion and purpose for Christ and for our clients is so important. He then told the story of a couple he was able to assist early in his career at the Clinic. After he helped the couple, the wife mentioned it was her birthday and began crying. When Chris asked her why she was crying, the woman responded, "This is the best gift I've ever received." Chris then asked attendees to prayerfully consider a donation to the Clinic, reminding them that this donation might be the best gift someone else has ever received.
At the end of the evening, the Clinic shared a video highlighting three different clients and their stories. If you were unable to join us at this celebration in person, you can still enjoy that video now: