So often we have an opportunity to give back and we hesitate. We'd like to do more, but don't think our small donation of time or money will honestly make much of a difference. We procrastinate and often miss the opportunity to help.
Well, for many of you, with the recent Giving Challenge that was NOT the case.
Of the 290 gifts, 252 were new donors to the Friendship Centers. Not only did your donation make a difference on its own, but the Patterson Foundation did a matching donation for everything over $25. So, just a $25 donation became $50.
Then, there were two contests going on which the Friendship Centers won, for a total of an additional $3000 in revenue. Your donations helped the Friendship Center more than double the revenue raised from the last Giving Challenge!
The Friendship Centers are a non-profit community resource. Every dollar raised at any event goes right into the bottom line and helps support thousands of members of the community. Health Services, the Caregiver Resource Center, the Senior Centers and dozens of special programs all year long continue to be funding thanks to your support.
Thank you for all your support and especially your confidence and passion in helping the Friendship Centers stay focused on their amazing "charter" of People Helping People!