The John Rex Endowment supports an environment where all children and families in greater Wake County live healthy lives. Guided by the belief that all children should reach their full potential, the John Rex Endowment works with the community to support the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of children.
As I write to you today, I’m reminded that this time last year, I was eagerly looking forward to viewing the inspiring movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” featuring actor Tom Hanks as the beloved Mr. Rogers. It was an inspiring, comforting and magical movie – full of optimism and advice for the future.
The future, however, became something else entirely during 2020. We have coped with COVID-19, racial unrest, political division and unimaginable losses. Despite all of it, we have together found newly discovered strengths and opportunities – all this so children and families can experience less fear and anxiety.