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• LEADING THE WAY

OUT FRONT • UP CLOSE WITH... PEG HARRIOTT CHILD SAVING INSTITUTE CHILD SAVING INSTITUTE’S MISSION IS “RESPONDING TO THE CRY OF A CHILD.” WE HAVE NEVER LOST SIGHT OF THAT MISSION. OUR VISION: “ALL CHILDREN HAVE HOMES WHERE HOPE IS KINDLED AND DREAMS CAN BE ACHIEVED. THIS IS OUR WORK, AND THEY ARE ALL OUR CHILDREN.” OUR CORE VALUES: DO WHAT’S BEST FOR KIDS; NEVER GIVE UP ON A KID; WE CAN ALWAYS DO MORE FOR KIDS; AND KIDS DESERVE STRONG, HEALTHY FAMILIES. What is your favorite quotation and by whom?

What does your “perfect day” look like?

A quote that I have positioned on my dresser top for regular review is: “This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever. In its place is something that you have left behind. Let it be something good.”

My perfect day would be having no alarm clock to get up by, hot tea from one of my favorite teapots with a cranberry orange scone, a day of sewing or crafting followed by dinner with friends and family.

~ Author unknown

125 YEARS AGO, CSI STARTED AS AN ORPHANAGE FOR THE CHILDREN OF THE PIONEERS. TODAY, WE OFFER AN ARRAY OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES TO HELP CHILDREN AND STRENGTHEN FAMILIES.

What historical figure would you most like to meet or be mentored by? I would like to meet and be mentored by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt for her great sensitivity to those less privileged and vulnerable, her gracious and inclusive presence, her activist intentions and her diplomacy. Who would you like to trade places with for one month?

~ PEG HARRIOTT PRESIDENT & CEO CHILD SAVING INSTITUTE

I would like to trade places with my grandmother Florence in the mid 1930s. She was the reluctant wife of a farmer raising three children in rural Iowa. It would be hard work, but I believe I would gain a better understanding of our rural roots, the impact of the depression on the Midwest, the gender roles of the farming community at that time and the relationships between my father’s siblings and his parents.

If you could give all human beings one virtue, which would you choose and why? A true sense and daily practice of gratitude towards others would be the virtue I would wish for all human beings. Not only can gratitude positively impact the greater community, a neighborhood or a family; but it also provides internal strength to the person sharing the gratitude and kindness. When you were young, what did you most dream of being when you grew up? I had many days of pretending to be Mary Poppins or Maria von Trapp from The Sound of Music and I believed someday I would be a modern-day Mary Poppins or Maria von Trapp. To this day, I rate umbrellas based on their flying ability and I am dedicated to working on making sure children are loved and cherished! What life experience has strengthened you most? One experience that clearly strengthened me was being provided the opportunity to test out my leadership skills in Girl Scouts long before I believed I possessed any leadership qualities. Girl Scouts changed my view of who I was and what I could accomplish in life.

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