Today my gift was donating money to the St. Mary's CYO group of Ellis. I received the letter below from one of my friend's little sisters. She and her CYO group were getting ready to attend the National Catholic Youth Conference. I attended this conference as a CYO member in high school. It was such a great experience, and it was the first opportunity I had to go to Oklahoma and Texas. I made many memories on that trip with one of my best friends, and I fell in love with traveling after that trip. I want to give youth in my home community that same opportunity I had. That same opportunity to broaden their horizons and meet new people. Also, I hope these young people had an opportunity to deepen their faith and see the impact that faith can have on their lives. Each opportunity, journey, or trip we had as youth has helped shape the person we are today. Give back to those organizations, causes, or experiences that helped mold you into the individual you are today.