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Every Gift Creates An Impact

In this season of Thanksgiving, we at the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area are thankful for the many people and organizations who choose to support us.  We are fortunate to have a wide variety of donors, ranging from large corporations to small businesses, schoolchildren to college professors and anyone in between. 

Two dollarsOne recent donor stands out particularly in my mind: a woman who came to our office to hand-deliver her gift of $2 cash.  I have met this lady before and know her well enough to know that she lives on a very limited income.  While $2 may seem like a small amount to some people, it was a generous gift for her, considering her limited resources.  I doubt she has a car, so I was particularly touched that she cared enough to take the time and effort to come deliver her gift in person.

Every donor is important.  Every gift we receive, regardless of size, combines with others to create a lasting impact in our community.  With these generous donations, we advance our goals of School Readiness, Self-Sufficiency, and Community Health.  We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and when our neighbors are healthy.  United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area appreciates all of our supporters who help make our community a better place to live.

 

Posted by Alaina Schroeder

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