McLean, Virginia (PRWEB) August 19, 2013
Jill’s House President and CEO, Cameron Doolittle, has been asked to join the Board of Directors for Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) International. The two organizations envision that a deepened relationship between MOPS and Jill’s House will enable them to better serve mothers of children with special needs nationwide.
"Cameron first came to the attention of the MOPS board through his work on the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability's 2012 Governance Survey,” said Rebekah Burch Basinger, immediate past chair of the MOPS board of directors. “As we checked further, we discovered his rich background in government, business, and nonprofit leadership ̶ areas of expertise that represented gaps within our board membership. We also heard repeated references to his vibrant Christian faith and his commitment to families, especially those raising children with special needs.
Cameron also brings down the average age of our board. Like all Christian organizations, we are working hard to recruit Millennials as board members. For an organization that ministers to young families, as does MOPS International, a strong cohort of youthful board members is essential. Cameron's arrival in our boardroom helps us move in that direction.”
When asked about his recent appointment, Doolittle shared, “I’ve been a long-time fan of MOPS and, as someone who’s been parenting preschoolers for the better part of the past decade, I’ve seen what a pivotal time it is in the life of a family. MOPS does amazing work, meeting the needs of young families, and bringing them the awesome news of Jesus. It’s an honor that the leadership at MOPS thinks that Jill’s House and I have something to add to their fantastic work. Children and families are at the center of God’s heart and while I’ll obviously never be a ‘MOPS Mom,’ my prayer is that God uses me to help this outstanding organization reach tens of thousands more families.”
ABOUT JILL’S HOUSE
Opened in 2010, Jill’s House celebrates special children and provides respite, renewal and peace of mind to their families through overnight programs and day camps. Jill’s House offers an innovative 42,000-square-foot, 45-bed respite resort for children ages 6 to 17 with intellectual disabilities and their siblings. Receiving no direct state or federal funding, Jill’s House was created and is maintained through individual donations and foundation grants. To find out more visit JillsHouse.org or follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/jillshouse and on Twitter @Jills_House.
ABOUT MOPS INTERNATIONAL
Denver-based MOPS International is a non-profit ministry that creates communities to help “Better Moms Make A Better World.” Since 1973, MOPS International has served millions of mothers and families in thousands of local MOPS groups across the U.S. and in 38 countries internationally. MOPS ministries include Classic MOPS, Teen MOPS, Military MOPS, International MOPS and MOMSnext. MOPS is the best in the world at creating authentic communities of growth that invite women into a spiritual relationship.