We are Thankful for You!

We are Thankful for You!

November 20, 2012

Editor’s Note: In what may be a new holiday tradition for Healthy Child Healthy World, we wrote a blog to let you know how very thankful we are that you are part of our community and that you’ve invited us to be part of your life. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Gigi Lee Chang, Chief Executive Officer:
This Thanksgiving I am thankful for life’s journey.  When I left the corporate world to start an organic food company in 2005, I never dreamed of the new community I would find.  This experience led me to Healthy Child Healthy World over 7 years ago and to my new role as CEO in June this year.  I am especially thankful to my amazing team for their commitment and dedication to the issues and collaborative spirit.  I am also inspired by the community of moms who share our mission and journey with us every day.

Carly Harrill, Strategic Partnerships Director: I am thankful for the perseverance shared by all of the brave entrepreneurs and socially conscious companies that are trying to make the world a safer place for my family and future children. It is because of their unwavering efforts to create safer, healthier products that makes it easier for us to live healthier lives. And, of course, I’m thankful for my wonderful family and a forgiving boyfriend who never complained when I cleaned out his entire medicine cabinet and replaced it with products he had never heard of (he’s now a believer!). Happy Thanksgiving to our awesome community of moms.

Ashley Hernandez, Programs Manager: I am thankful for how our community support has grown over the year. From newsletter subscribers and individual donors, to Healthy Child Party Kit hosts and corporate sponsors. By being a part of our community, every individual has helped our mission reach new families and communities. It was amazing to see 500 Healthy Child Parties hosted in one month and receive over 150 nominations for Mom on a Mission! I can’t wait launch our 2013 programs with the support of all of our new and existing partners. Healthy Child is lucky to have such a strong community of advocates and I am thankful for all those I have met throughout this year.

Ana Cosma, Web Marketing Analyst: This Thanksgiving, I am most thankful for the sense of community that I feel from my family, my friends – and my awesome co-workers! At Healthy Child, we are so blessed to have a vibrant online community. Whether online or in-person, I feel inspired by the countless individuals who have shared their stories and work to spark authentic connections.

Michelle Jue, Public Relations & Marketing Manager: I am thankful to the Healthy Child Healthy World community for their passion, wisdom and support. We have the most amazing moms behind us who inspire me everyday with their dedication to building a healthier environment for our children. Thank you for sharing your parenting advice, tips & recipes and for helping other parents transform their lives one step at a time.

Margie Kelly, Communications Manager: I feel extraordinarily lucky and thankful to work on important issues with the Healthy Child Healthy World community, which is active, broad, fascinating, opinionated, diverse, curious and more. I learn something new every day, which is s such a privilege and gift. I’m also thankful for my family, who support me even when it would be easier to have a mom who didn’t first scan every product for toxic ingredients before allowing it in the house (I know you all can relate!) Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who are making the world a better place!