I’ve always had a passion for supporting causes that help children, I think in large part because I was so fortunate to have a childhood surrounded by a community of people who loved and supported me. Now that I have my own daughter, I want the same for her – and for all children.
As a new mom, it’s apparent to me why they say, ‘it takes a village.’ Being a good parent is not easy, even when everything is going right. For families who are facing challenges, whatever they may be – the loss of a job, an illness, a leaky roof – Children’s Home Society of Washington is a support system that can make a real difference and positive impact on families in our communities.
After seeing the many serious challenges kids can face through the lens of my sister’s work as a teacher in underserved communities, I understand the essential need to provide stability and resources to help kids and their families through difficulties. Every family and every situation is unique, making CHSW a critical organization as it addresses and supports such a wide variety of needs.
Throughout my career as a communications professional, I’ve had the privilege of working with leading nonprofits supporting children in foster care in Washington and fighting hunger in our country. I also spent five years managing national corporate partnerships for Make-A-Wish America, so I’m looking forward to using my background in communications and nonprofit management to add value to the important work CHSW is doing. I am also proud to follow in my dad’s footsteps, a CHSW board member, by serving on CHSW’s marketing advisory committee.
Jenna Hulse is a senior account supervisor at MSL, a volunteer wish granter for Make-A-Wish Alaska & Washington and a member of Children’s Home Society & Trust Foundation’s Marketing Advisory Committee.
The Marketing Advisory Committee provides expertise, insights and guidance on marketing plans, advertising and fundraising campaigns, outreach and events to further the mission and goals of Children’s Home Society of Washington. If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Janica Lockhart, Janica.Lockhart@chs-wa.org.