The Kroger Company donated gift cards totaling $1000 to Legacy this summer for our various youth programs involving Iraqi, Indonesian, US, and other international teens.   A program such as this has many exciting events that require numerous supplies in the way of food, condiments, cleaning products, toiletries, utensils and much more.  This year Kroger once again demonstrated their commitment to helping those in need and supporting local events.  Kroger products were enjoyed and appreciated by our supporters in the local area, regionally, and our participants around the world.    The staff at Legacy, the community, and 2009 participants would like to say “Thank You!” to Kroger for their donation this year to GYV 2009.

It is a challenging time for all people around the globe.  We see with more heightened awareness how interconnected we are through the global economy and how much cooperation is needed to solve problems.   Kroger’s commitment to helping those in need is an example of putting words into action and their community programs are an example.  Kroger’s support of Legacy grows from a shared belief that educational experiences that build a sense of friendship, breakdown stereotypes, create lasting impressions of challenges others face, are essential.

 

The Kroger Company donated gift cards totaling $1000 to Legacy this summer for our various youth programs involving Iraqi, Indonesian, US, and other international teens.   A program such as this has many exciting events that require numerous supplies in the way of food, condiments, cleaning products, toiletries, utensils and much more.  This year Kroger once again demonstrated their commitment to helping those in need and supporting local events.  Kroger products were enjoyed and appreciated by our supporters in the local area, regionally, and our participants around the world.    The staff at Legacy, the community, and 2009 participants would like to say “Thank You!” to Kroger for their donation this year to GYV 2009.

 

It is a challenging time for all people around the globe.  We see with more heightened awareness how interconnected we are through the global economy and how much cooperation is needed to solve problems.   Kroger’s commitment to helping those in need is an example of putting words into action and their community programs are an example.  Kroger’s support of Legacy grows from a shared belief that educational experiences that build a sense of friendship, breakdown stereotypes, create lasting impressions of challenges others face, are essential.

 

We at Legacy can express our gratitude again and again but the individuals who can say it best are those youth who benefited from your support of our process.  Here is what they had to say about GYV 2009:

 

“Before I attended Global Youth Village I was very shy and not outgoing.  Now I feel like I can go up to someone I don’t know very well and talk to them without being shy.  I feel like I can be a real leader when I get back home and try to make a difference in my community.”

“GYV has left me with a lot of memories.  I have made friends from many places: America, Iraq, Indonesia, Germany, China, Kyrgyzstan…  I have learned a lot about other cultures, specifically Iraqi and Indonesian cultures.”

 “I am confident that I am taking new skills home like leadership, self-confidence, and strength.  I don’t know how to characterize GYV in simple words: a place where you learn.” 

“This program really, really, really changed my life and view on life.  If I could thank you with ten thousand tongues I couldn’t thank you enough.  Thank you.”

Thank you Kroger!

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