Through the help of Children’s Home Society, Elizabeth “Lib” Johnson Creech and her twin sister, Lou, were adopted as infants in 1962 by a Mr. and Mrs. William S. Johnson in Robersonville, N.C. After moving to Charlotte in 2014, she decided to get involved in Children’s Home Society.
“I have heard about Children’s Home Society all my life. My parents told me about my adoption when I was a very young child, and I felt blessed from an early age that CHS helped my parents adopt my twin sister and me. I have always wanted to give back because I felt truly fortunate to have such a loving family and a wonderful life experience”, Lib shared.
When asked what inspired her to support CHS, Lib said “I have always had a soft spot for The Little Red Stocking Fund, which supports children in care throughout the year. My husband, Morrison, and my family have made gifts in my honor at Christmas that I so appreciated. I had such wonderful Christmas mornings that I wanted to make sure that all children in foster care had gifts for the holidays. It warms my heart and makes me feel good to know that I am helping children who were in a similar situation as me. It is a small token of my appreciation for being matched with wonderful parents by Children’s Home Society.”
CHS asked Lib how she decides what program to support. Lib explained, “I talk to Heather Moeller, the Regional Director of Philanthropy, each year and learn where the current needs are most pressing. This year, Hope for the Holidays was experiencing a huge gap in funding and an increase in the number of holiday wish lists. Every program is important to me as it touches the lives of all these children.”
When faced with the question of what she would tell others about how to support CHS, Lib answered, “If someone else in the community wanted to help CHS, I would tell them to call and talk to the Regional Director of Philanthropy in their area because there are so many ways this organization is impacting children that you can help with your active involvement and provide much needed support.”
What does Lib wish everyone knew about Children’s Home Society? She says, “You have the chance to impact a child and the trajectory of their life. Children’s Home Society is a well-managed organization that provides children a safe home and protected environment. The need is so great, and no gift is too small!”