We don’t always know why someone chooses to donate to the work accomplished at Helping Services. We don’t always know why people give year after year. But we do know it’s quite a struggle to effectively show the depth of our appreciation for that kind of commitment.
We do have one special couple, however, who have been funding the work of our agency for twenty-five years. Every month and sometimes more than that, they sit down, make out a check, and put it in the mail. We admire them for their consistent giving because it plays a vital role in our ability to provide services to those who need them.
Recently we asked the Streets, “Why?” Not because we don’t think we deserve or need their gifts, but so we can understand and make sure we’re fulfilling their hopes as a donor. Here’s what this lovely couple had to say:
“Put very simply, we support (and have supported) Helping Services because we like what they do. Whether working with victims of abuse, persons at risk, persons seeking a better lifestyle, etc., every person is seen as an individual of value, with abilities and possibilities to discover and develop. Helping Services’ programs also grow and change to meet new needs as they come along. The direction and responsibilities of our own lives have prevented active participation (e.g., mentoring, counseling, etc.), but we can certainly support those programs and people who work to provide a better life for others.”
-Bob and Joyce Street
How would you respond to that answer? See what we’re up against? How do you thank people who are consistently generous, actively passionate, and faithfully concerned with bettering the lives of others? It’s a task we are glad to take on, and hope we can favorably complete.
Thank you to our donors, especially Mr. and Mrs. Street, for your consistent generosity and role in helping others improve their own lives.
Making a monthly donation for the work going on at Helping Services can be very easy. Through our secure online website, we’ve got many options to help you customize your gift and giving style. Ready to look at donating monthly?