There’s something magic about the optimism that comes with the beginning of a new year right? After the challenges of 2020, this is truer than ever. As we head back into work and get into the swing of our newly adjusted routines, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the year that we’ve shared together.
So, why not take a moment to reflect and walk down memory lane with us by reading Lighthouse’s latest 2019-2020 annual report titled ‘Home Baked’.
Since it was an extraordinary year, we wanted to make sure that this report was anything BUT ordinary. This is why we decided to turn it in to a little ‘cookbook’, with recipes from people in our community sprinkled throughout. Perfect to curl up on the couch with, and enjoy over a cup of tea.
We hope that this report highlights to each and every one of you how truly unique our organization is, and how your support is helping to change young lives forever.
2020 taught us just how resilient we are, and that we are capable of adapting and growing. Most of all though, it reaffirmed just how giving you all are. In a year where many of you were at your most vulnerable too, you rallied around us more than ever before. Because of that, we were able to welcome a number of new young people in to our care and are now watching them thrive as they move through our programs. And though many of you in our community couldn’t meet them face-to-face, you substituted that with handmade cards, zoom birthday celebrations and waves hello from the footpath.
As the old saying goes, ‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade’– so, let’s use this moment of reflection to remember the year…not for the challenges and heartaches we faced…but for the beautiful, heart-warming memories and stories inside these pages that YOU, our supporters, made possible.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.