Stand Spotlight: Lacie Ranges

Stand Spotlight | 11/20/2021

Lacie Ranges
Parent Member

This is one post in a series made possible by a grant from Capital Area United Way. The grant allowed Stand for Children Louisiana to provide direct cash transfers to twelve qualified members to support quality early education and/or continuing adult education.

My name is Lacie and I joined Stand for Children Louisiana back in 2014 because I saw the need in my community to improve education for all children. I am a mother of six and I want my children to have the resources they need to succeed in school, and I believe that this organization is making steps toward positive change.  

During my time with Stand, I have become a leader in my community and have made an active effort to engage with my community. I have hosted events, attended school board meetings, and phone banked for upcoming elections. It makes me feel great to know that I have a voice in supporting my children’s education and helping them get what they deserve. 

The pandemic made it harder for me to know how I would be able to support my household of eight. I lost my job during Covid-19, and it was really difficult knowing that there was not a reliable source of income coming to my family. Thankfully, I received this cash assistance so that I can support my children’s education. I would like to thank Capital Area United Way and Stand for Children Louisiana for this gift. My entire family appreciates the support you have given us and other families! 

 

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