Why I Support the Mission of Sheffield Placeby Julie Lattimer, Board Treasurer
I became involved with Sheffield Place in 1997 as a placement through the Junior League of Kansas City. I chaired a committee that volunteered with Project Hope. Each week, I would go down to Project Hope and work as a tutor, help with craft projects, or just read stories to the little ones.
It was while reading a story that a little boy, Ronald, announced to me that living here was the first time he had a bed. A bed? I thought everyone had a bed! I asked him where he slept before he lived at Sheffield Place; and he said on the floor, the grass and in Mommy’s car. Ronald was so cute and loveable, and so very proud of that bed. It was then that I knew this was an organization with which I needed to be involved. I joined the Board of Directors where I have served as Treasurer, Vice President and President.