A Short Holiday Letter
To my Get in Touch! Inc. Family:
Happy Holidays! I am so unbelievably grateful for your support each and every day, but especially during this time of year.
For many, the holidays is a time of family, joy, and love. However, to some, the holidays can be a time of fear and loneliness. If you are fighting a concealed battle, just know that I, along with your Get in Touch! Inc. family, are behind you, supporting you every step of the way.
To me, the holidays is about giving back to the community, and this holiday season has truly been near and dear to my heart. I spent part of my holiday season visiting nearby communities and giving out handmade braille reading materials. This year, I gave away 16 bundles of materials, and I hope to give away more next year; seeing the children learn and grow has taught me invaluable lessons about my privilege and the necessity of universal education, literacy, and equity. It makes me so grateful for the students that I have taught and the hearts that I have touched. From these lessons, I am constantly reminded of the importance of giving back and lifting up others.
As a high school student, it can be really hard when it comes to trying to balance a healthy mindset and a rigorous course load, especially in a competitive environment. However, Get in Touch! Inc. has become my escape and passion. I often find myself up late at night typing away at my Perkins Brailler. Why? Because I know that whatever I am doing will change the lives of others and improve society as a whole. Because I know that whatever I am typing will help someone read and consequently change their life for the better. Because I know that literacy changes lives and sets people up for success. Because I know that, as cliché as it may sound, I am altering someone’s world by providing them with a pathway to a better socioeconomic status, job, and lifestyle. In the midst of deadlines, drama, and nervous, competitive high school chatter, I have found my ground and peace.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Above all, this journey and process truly could not have happened without you and your support. The money that we have raised, coupled with the dedication from our volunteers and supporters, has already changed the lives of so many children and adults. I am so excited for the future of Get in Touch! Inc., and I am so excited to expand our influence, change more lives, spread more love, and teach more people.
Make sure to utilize this holiday season to reconnect, recharge, and give back if you can!
Amy Liu, Get in Touch! Inc. Founder