Overcoming Obstacles: CIS Success Stories September 2011
September 29, 2011
This month's "Overcoming Obstacles: CIS Success Stories" video explores the "hidden issue" of childhood hunger and showcases one of the most critical programs offered by CIS local affiliates around the state (and country), upheld by the manpower and generosity of volunteers each week—The BackPack Pals Program. Heather Little, Executive Director of CIS of Lee County, works with volunteers and guidance counselors like Audrey Stone to provide underprivileged children with food to eat on the weekends through the highly successful and desperately needed BackPack Pals Program. "Heather, Audrey and the volunteers that make BackPack Pals a success are proof that a little compassion can go a long way, and that ordinary people can—in Mother Teresa’ words—'do small things with great love' that help people who are struggling against extraordinary odds in unimaginable ways," says multimedia producer Justin Cook in his accompanying blog post. Special thanks to Denise Blanco-Durán for her assistance with Spanish translation.