As some of you may have heard, early in my career I was moved by a speech in my own Toastmaster Club. A fellow member did a speech about Abby’s House in Worcester, MA. www.abbyshouse.org
At that time I was still a struggling speaker. I promised I’d donate 10% of my speaking income to a charity in the hopes of a little marketing help from above. That was more than ten years ago, and thousands of dollars as well.
When I was visiting my family this past Easter weekend, I popped in to say “hi” there. I met Anna, Debbie, and Loretto (below- left to right) who are benefiting now from that shelter. We are standing in front of the 20 Abby’s House Years Quilt. (Yes, those are rings under my eyes, I was tired, jet lag!)
I encourage you to to give their “gift of speech.” More on that soon! Who do you support?