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Generous Family Blessed During Hour of Need

The Olivier Family

Maria Chamberlain is an active homeschool mom. In addition to educating her own children, she participates in Classical Conversations and is the Home School Foundation (HSF) State Ambassador in New Hampshire. So when Maria heard of another family in Classical Conversations who was struggling to homeschool through a hard time, she knew she had to help. 

Giving Despite Loss

Dan and Karen Olivier are homeschooling pros. They’ve been teaching their four children at home for 16 years. But when Dan was seriously injured on the job, his eight weeks of unemployment meant the family no longer had the money to participate in Classical Conversations. Always a one-income family, the Oliviers were distressed when the workmen’s compensation checks they counted on were delayed and the bills began to pile up.

Through their Classical Conversations connection, Maria learned about the Olivier family’s situation.  She was impressed at what she discovered.

“Through hard times and setbacks, the Olivier family continues to place others' needs above their own. One of my first encounters with the family was when their teenage daughter ministered to a young co-worker who was in a tragic accident. The young lady died, but not without experiencing the kindness and love of this family. The Oliviers are a giving family,” Maria said. 

After confirming the details of the family's circumstances, HSF’s Ambassador Program issued the Oliviers a grant from funds that Maria had raised and HSF had matched.

A Tremendous Blessing

Karen Olivier was very touched and grateful for the assistance. “I thank the Home School Foundation for the grant covering our Classical Conversations costs. It was a tremendous blessing to our family and our homeschool efforts. May God continue to bless you as you bless others in this endeavor!”

Help homeschooling families like the Oliviers near you: homeschoolfoundation.org/volunteer

Or give to your state 's ambassador fund:
homeschoolfoundation.org/SAFDonations.

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