Ginnie Menezes Shares How Her Love of Family Drew Her to Serve on the Epiphany League
February 12, 2015
“Not flesh of my flesh. Not bone of my bone. But still miraculously my own.
And never forget for a minute. You were not born under my heart. You were born in my heart.”--Unknown
One of the main reasons I decided to volunteer for Epiphany Center is that the agency’s mission of strengthening families is very close to that of the organization which introduced my husband, Walter, and me to our wonderful adopted daughter, Amy, in 1989 in Bombay, India.
We are so grateful to the agency which provided the care and support to our daughter’s birth mother through a very trying time for her. We see that Epiphany Center provides the same kind of loving support.
Having just joined the Epiphany League, I’m looking forward to learning more about the mission, and ways that I can be of help.
My husband and my daughter are my inspirations - my husband for his incredible honesty and my daughter for dealing with learning differences and working so hard to succeed despite those obstacles.
Lastly, my most treasured, and, I hope, practiced value is Respect. I hope I have learned over time, respect for different cultures, different measures of success, and respect for different ways of looking at what’s important to me.
The League’s purpose is to raise funds to ensure service for the most vulnerable women, children, and families in San Francisco, to directly benefit clients through service projects, and to broaden community awareness of Epiphany Center. Learn more about the benefits of joining the League here.
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