Nurture (www.nurtureyourfamily.org) is a non-profit founded by Kathryn Guylay in 2008 with a focus on low-income families with children at high risk for nutritional and health problems. For our first five years in operation, we existed as a 100% volunteer managed organization fueled by passion and energy to help others. Our goal was to engage our local community (at the time, the suburbs of Chicago, IL) in a hands-on way.
Nurture envisions communities working in collaborative ways to enhance nutrition and wellness of children and families. Nurture combines volunteer time and talents along with curricula and financial resources to support nutrition and wellness services. We partner with other organizations and individuals in a fun, hands-on way with the goal of leveraging efforts and resources to enhance the quality of life in our community. Nurture believes that eduction is an important key in solving health issues in our community. We love the ancient Chinese proverb: Give a person a fish and feed them for a day; teach a person to fish and feed them for a lifetime. We have our own spin on this proverb:
Give a person a meal and feed them for a day; Teach a person to cook and feed them for a lifetime!