In honor of Thanksgiving, read about what the VIP team is most grateful for!
By: Micayla Kinder
The leaves are falling, the weather is cooling, the hot cocoa is brewing and hungry college students are heading home for the holidays which means it’s finally Thanksgiving! Every year, families around the nation come together to share a meal in honor of Thanksgiving. From the delicious Turkey, football games and family reunions, the Thanksgiving season is a memorable and fun time of year where people not only spend time with those they love but also reflect on the things that they’re thankful for. This year we asked members of the CBOB family what they’re most thankful for and the responses overwhelmingly show that our interns and staff know that the people, experiences and education they’ve been given are precious and that they should not be taken for granted.
Tiffany Wut is the communications liaison for Children Beyond Our Borders, Inc. and spoke about how thankful she is for her friends.
“I am grateful for my eboard and here is a picture from our friendsgiving!” Tiffany said. “They welcomed me as communications liaison and I feel like I've known them for years. We are a diverse family and I can't wait to see what we accomplish together.”
Rebecca Troast, fundraising intern, has immense gratitude for her family and all that they do.
“I'm thankful for my family even if sometimes they drive me crazy,” Rebecca said. “I know they will always be there for me.”
Operations Director Shana Call stated that her family is what makes Thanksgiving special for her and that she loves the way the holidays brings them closer together.
“My favorite part of Thanksgiving is spending time with family,” Shana said. “It is one of the few times during the year when we slow down and appreciate each other without interruptions. Our family comes together and even with our differences we always agree that the love of family makes every holiday season special.”
Samira Gasanova, CBOB’s training coordinator is especially grateful for her mom and sister this year.
“I’m thankful to have a little family that supports me big time,” Samira said. “The care and motivation these two women give me is a blessing in it of itself. Whether it’s academic/career issues, personal problems, or even the slightest meltdown these two have always held it down for me. My sister and my mother are the two spirits I’m grateful to have in this journey. They’re as dramatic, silly, and fun as I am. It’s almost as if we grew up under the same roof.”
From family and life long friends to education and new opportunities, there certainly is a lot to be thankful for this year. Children Beyond Our Borders, Inc. would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful for your continuous love and support of CBOB! May your bellies be full and your hearts be warm this holiday season!