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May 20, 2018, 2:53 am

Hi everyone. In a moment of full transparency, please bear with me as I try to get my thoughts out here.

I've been eager to reach our "300 likes" milestone. Our page likes kept trickling in, creeping up one by one over the last weeks. We are so happy to have each and every one of your support, even if it is just a show of endorsement by liking our page or giving us a thumbs up on a post here and there. Honestly, not to be a cliche, but we couldn't do this without you and we are so grateful for you.

We've reached that milestone. It happened yesterday, on the coattails of yet another school mass shooting. I am so sad that we've had to live through so many of these nightmares and that each time, we feel helpless and hopeless about it. It doesn't feel celebratory that 8 more people were moved to follow our page yesterday; that 8 more people felt fear and anger and sadness because this keeps happening.

Many (if not most) of our followers have kids in school in downriver schools right now or will be in the next few years. Even when a shooting happens in Texas, it feels "too close to home." We all want to take action because it makes it feel less uncontrollable. And believe me, I have a big passion and lots of optimism in our mission and our programs. But it doesn't make these times hurt any less or make my own fear for my children any less intense.

There's no call to action here. I'm not posting to ask for donations or request your help in volunteer projects. I just wanted to say thank you, we appreciate you, and we feel what you're feeling. Please reach out to me if you want to vent anything you're feeling. I can't promise to counsel you through anything, but I can be a listening ear.

Lots of love,

Kirsten

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May 18, 2018, 7:00 pm
Featured Nonprofits

One of the founding pillars of Hallpass is fostering community involvement in service and community. We will feature another downriver organization weekly to increase visibility and understanding of all the good work that our community can do together.

Christy's Legacy of Hope is a non-profit organization located in the downriver community. Their goal is to raise awareness of orphaned children throughout the world and to raise funds to better their lives. This organization was founded in 2011 in honor of Christy DePriest-Wright. Christy was born and raised in Taylor, Michigan and dedicated her young life to missions that served orphans around the world. Christy's life was cut short at 24 years old by cancer, but she faced her illness with strength. Christy's Legacy of Hope carries on the passion and the good work that Christy was sure to accomplish in her life.

The 7th Annual Christy's Legacy of Hope Golf Outing will take place on July 21st this year! Come out, have fun, golf, enjoy a delicious dinner, and enter raffles! Get more info at http://www.christyslegacyofhope.com or visit them on their Facebook page at Christy's Legacy of Hope

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May 18, 2018, 4:18 pm
At least 8 killed in shooting at Texas' Santa Fe High School, sheriff says

Oh no. Our hearts are broken for these victims and their loved ones. 💔

At least eight people -- and as many as 10 -- have died a result of a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.

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May 17, 2018, 4:42 pm
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Hallpass t-shirts now for sale on our website! Support our organization with a purchase

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