Kids Explain “What Community Lodgings Means” to Them

“Community Lodgings is loving, safe, and super awesome.” 

“This is truly something special because it’s only certain people dedicated to giving, and that’s Community Lodgings!”

“I am thankful for the chance I was given to be a voice for my community and to tell others about Community Lodgings, its programs, and how it’s been a blessing for me.”  

These are just a few of the sentiments that came out when Alexandria Councilman Will Bailey challenged our kids to an essay-writing contest about what Community Lodgings means to them. The 4 winners of cash prizes sponsored by Councilman Bailey read their essays aloud to staff, family, and friends in both English and Spanish. It was a great presentation, and we are so proud of our kids for all their hard work and thoughtfulness.

Although the essay theme incorporated the holiday spirit and the essays reflect that, we think they also represent what we try to achieve all year long: sustaining and supporting education, healthy behavioral patterns, and financial well-being for these kids and their families. But don’t just take our word for it: to read the essays yourself, click here!

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