For those of you who are behind us each and every year, giving generously of your resources - thank you so very much. Those of you who have given $20 every single year - you have sponsored 28 kids to go through this program over the course of 7 event years! That's 140 gifts, it's 168 givers and recipients moved and served by this program, not to mention the staff and volunteers who often describe this as one the greatest highlights of the season for them. For those of you who have given $50 each year - that's 70 kids, 350 gifts, 420 givers and recipients...see how the effects of your generosity keep rippling out, spreading the joy of giving into our communities? Wow! And again, thank you.
For those of you brand-new this year - you couldn't have stepped in at a better time! In a tough economy like the one this country is experiencing now, the need has never been greater. For Giving Kids, which as an organization is growing and expanding and responding to the changing landscape of our lives - we need you now more than ever.
Generous donors have given $983 so far to this program, and with the projected influx from late-returning change jars, and my family contribution, I expect Giving Kids to be able to easily cover as many kids as last year! This is stunning when you consider that our family has relocated, all our Colorado fundraising has been done long-distance and by generous supporters, and fundraising began late this year because of our move. You guys made it happen, and I treasure you!