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Open Sky Community Services Annual Appeal


I counted on YOU as a supporter of Alternatives
I counted on YOU as a supporter of The Bridge
Today, on this Giving Tuesday, you and I are BOTH part of Open Sky
Can I count on you again?

Dear Friends of Alternatives and The Bridge,

On October 10, 2018, I addressed a crowd of 800 people celebrating the affiliation of Alternatives and The Bridge. It was a day that marked the coming together of the two greatest forces for good in my world and the reveal of our new name: Open Sky Community Services. The fact that I had been asked to speak at this remarkable event, made it the proudest day of my life. It was a day YOU made possible.

For close to 10 years, Alternatives provided the support I needed to see beyond the diagnosis of mental illness I received at age 12. And, when I was ready to live beyond the limitations others thought I needed to accept, The Bridge took a chance and hired me. I want to thank you for your part in helping me build a life I am proud to call my own.

Today, I work with young people facing some of the same challenges I faced. With your help, they too can begin to believe in themselves and their ability to rise above their circumstances. Your support today, will make a difference in all of their tomorrows.

Thank you for helping to spread the message of hope, love and possibility.

Sincerely and passionately,


Luke Bradford Knowles


P.S. I hope you take a moment and check out the short video of the Affiliation Celebration including some of my remarks at the event.