Last week I went to our office for the first time in over a month. Our kids were on spring break when Governor Evers ordered the Safer-at-Home order. I had planned on going back to work the week after vacation, but little did I know I wouldn’t see my office for a month.
I was the only one there, as we are all able to work from home during these times. I felt alone and missed the interaction with our team. I missed the chatter in the background or hearing staff on their phones talking to generous supporters.
You might feel the same way right now. Being able to be with family and friends, go to church or enjoy a carefree shopping trip—these are things we all long for right now.
We are all living in uncertain times, but one thing remains certain and that is the work of Wisconsin Right to Life.
In order to keep our work moving forward, we have had to adjust what we do both day-to-day and with our major fundraising events.
I, along with our staff, volunteers, and friends, look forward to each spring when hundreds of us gather to support the work of the WRTL Education Fund at our annual Education Fund Dinner & Auction. The Education Fund allows us to help women at their moment of need with Emergency Grants; teach teens at our Life Summer Camp; give college students the tools to spread pro-life truths with Life on Campus; educate elected officials and the public on legislation; and share the message of life across Wisconsin. This spring it won’t be like other years, but the good news is that we can still be with each other, just virtually!
On Thursday, May 14th, 2020, we won’t be gathering at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, but we will still be having a great time! You can join me, emcee Brian Schimming, and our special guest speaker, Sean Spicer, via live-stream. No long drives, no fancy suits or dresses—just fun with your pro-life friends from around Wisconsin!
If you have a computer, smart phone or tablet, you can be there with us. We need you with us, especially this year.
We are not going to let the pandemic stop the lifesaving work of the WRTL Education Fund. Neither are we going to let it stop us from inspiring hope, expressing the ultimate kindness through saving lives, and having an amazing time at our Virtual Education Fund Dinner and Auction!
All of us are have had to adjust our day-to-day functions. Whether that is teaching our kids at home, working from home, having our Sunday family meals via video chats, or ordering groceries online and having them delivered, we are finding new ways of living and relating to one another.
Let’s stay virtually connected during these times, and when we can all be together again it will be a wonderful celebration.
Until then, take a look at our website that gives great information on what our virtual event looks like and how it works.
We all look forward to “seeing” you on Thursday, May 14th!