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A New Chapter

December 13, 2015

Six years ago our family suffered a devastating blow when we lost Courtney, our sister, daughter, mother, friend. Shortly after we, as her siblings, came together and formed Court’s Kids in her honor. Since 2009, we’ve donated over 40,000 books to programs supporting literacy and special education. We’re very proud of our progress in Courtney’s name but that progress has slowed. Since 2009, all four of Courtney’s siblings have had babies of their own and Courtney’s “babies” have grown as well.

As happens as families grow, things become very busy and focus shifts to the day-to-day responsibilities and we have had little extra time to devote to properly growing Court’s Kids as an organization. So, it is with a heavy heart that I announce that Court’s Kids will be taking a (I hope brief) pause to focus on not only our little ones, but Courtney’s. We have pre-schoolers, first graders, some entering middle school and a high school graduate soon and as family had always been important to Courtney, we are choosing to turn our focus on our family now.

Court’s Kids has and will always be supportive of literacy and special education programs and as such have donated much of our remaining funds to The Shadow Project here in Oregon. We have chosen to support their efforts by purchasing audio libraries for local schools in their literacy efforts. We encourage you to do the same. For more information, click here.

Taking a pause has not been an easy decision, we have been discussing this for quite some time now. At the end of the day it comes down to being able to truly drive the mission and grow and we just can’t do that properly right now. Our hope is that we will again soon one day.

Until then, we encourage you to support your local literacy and special education programs in honor of Courtney.

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