We pulled our chairs closer together, hovering over the open laptop and watching as the Zoom video began. A bright and cheerful face filled the screen, a hand flashing into view to wipe a tired eye. There was a brief pause, followed by a rush of words that would forever change the lives of one special family…“Sarah, your daughter Evelyn is getting her van.”
A few weeks before that moment, the Chive Charities team sat in front of a different screen staring at the same big brown eyes of a small toddler with a heartbreaking stare, her gaze leveled at us with a look that said, “I need your help.” Evelyn was in desperate need of a wheelchair-accessible van and her mom, Sarah, didn’t know where else to turn. Her social worker had a single name: Chive Charities.