"Thank you for being there for me. You’ve given me the discipline I need and the wisdom I can hold in my heart for the rest of my life. Since I was at the shelter you motivated me to strive for the education I need to accomplish my dreams. You’ve made me feel like I can go far in life." "Thank you for allowing me to be myself and to know that people really do love me if I allow them to." "The Children’s Shelter helped me out of a very bad situation. It’s much better than my home. They respect me for who I am. I am somebody!"