Please join CAS in recognizing Molly McKenzie, who won the Queen of Compassion award on the homecoming court for Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, NC. She raised more than $2,000 dollars for CAS during this service project. Molly was among the first adoptees when CAS opened our China program in the mid-1990s. Donations given in her honor will help children in our current partner orphanage in China. Below is a letter from Molly.
Dear Carolina Adoption Services,
My name is Molly McKenzie. This year I was on Homecoming court, and we had a new title added to the tradition of awarding Homecoming Queen. In past years, girls on Homecoming court chose a charity to raise donations but did not get recognition. This year, like past years, every girl on Homecoming court had to choose a charity near and dear to their hearts, and raise donations. The girl who raised the most would win the new title, Queen of Compassion.
I chose this charity because my parents used Carolina Adoption Services to adopt me from China. I wanted to raise donations for this charity because I think that every child needs to have a good home, with a loving and caring family. Being an orphan from birth, then being adopted is a story that is not commonly heard, so I used this opportunity not only to raise awareness about children who are orphans but also to tell my story.
In total I raised more than $2,000 and am happy to say that I have given back to a charity that has given me so much. Without Carolina Adoption Services, I would not have the family that I live with now.
Sincerely, Molly McKenzie