As we approach the season of giving, I hope everyone who reads the NPO blog will give what they can to help us in our mission to reform family courts. That mission is, in my mind, the most important of all social causes. Ensuring that family courts and laws stop separating children from parents is vital to kids’ well-being both now and long into the future. Keeping both parents actively involved in children’s lives helps children, parents and society generally by reducing the many psychological deficits that trouble children without a mother or a father.
The National Parents Organization is by far the leader in this vital movement for reform. We have the national scope and strategy to address the need for change from across the country. In the past year, we’ve accomplished great things, including the anniversary of the first-ever presumption of shared parenting law in Kentucky. We now boast 23 active state affiliates and our Shared Parenting Report Card brought national attention to the shocking disparity among states in their approaches to shared parenting. Every day, on the NPO website, social media and in newspapers, we spread the word about shared parenting and answer those who would continue the dysfunctional status quo.
The future looks bright for NPO. Our new Executive Director, Ginger Gentile, is enthusiastic, energetic and knowledgeable. Our Board of Directors is more active than ever. Our affiliates are staffed with the best, most dedicated volunteers we’ve ever had. We’re poised to be the most effective we’ve ever been.
But of course, we can’t do it without funds. Expanding our capabilities to meet the needs or our affiliates and to battle the opposition takes money. Giving Tuesday comes on December 3 this year. If you give on that day, your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 and every dollar counts.
Please consider making your tax-exempt donation to the National Parents Organization. You can do so here:
I know you value NPO’s work because you read our blog and follow our activities. Won’t you help make us even better and more effective than we already are? Children and parents across the country will thank you for doing so.