During this annual season of gratitude, I want to express how grateful I am for the wonderful staff members at Chicago HOPES for Kids who give so generously of their time and talents everyday to benefit children experiencing homelessness in our city. Some of our staff members have experienced homelessness in their lives directly and pull inspiration from making sure that other children are supported in a way that they were not. Other staff simply have a passion for child welfare and creating experiences for children that will foster a love of learning and inspire big dreams. I am grateful to come to work everyday and collaborate with a group of people who care so much, work so hard, and constantly look for ways to increase our impact with the children we serve. Thank you for your continued support of children experiencing homelessness in Chicago. Please consider supporting HOPES in 2023 during our Healthy Snack Giving Tuesday campaign on November 29th or the HOPES Annual Appeal in December. I wish you all a joyous holiday season!