Hello and welcome to Hopelink’s first ever virtual Donor Appreciation Month! The next four weeks are all about celebrating YOU and your contributions to Hopelink and our community. We want to take this opportunity to say thank you and to make sure you know how much we appreciate each and every one of you for making our work possible. We’ll take a step back, breathe, and celebrate the impact that you have had on the families and individuals we serve.
This last year has been trying for all of us, especially for those most affected by the pandemic. Yet despite the challenges, we have been moved to tears by the generosity of this community, as you have helped ensure that all services continue to be available to our clients. Your invaluable support has enabled us to increase our capacity to meet the expanded need brought on by the pandemic, and we are so grateful.
This week we are discussing Impact. This word has so many meanings to us. There is the impact of COVID-19 on our neighbors without enough resources to meet their basic needs. There is the impact of a Case Manager dropping off a box of food, diapers and formula for a family who just moved out of their car into one of Hopelink’s housing units.
Or the impact of the nearly $1.5 million dollars in rental assistance your generosity allowed us to provide in 2020. Our whole community is involved in Hopelink's impact on the people in our community experiencing poverty. Our clients trust us enough to ask for help. Our staff bring their dedication and expertise to find creative connections and solutions. Our wonderful supporters invest in our services, knowing that it will make an incredible difference in the lives of thousands of people. On behalf of all us at Hopelink, thank you for all the work you have made possible. Our community is feeling the support every day. Thank you for your impact!
Here’s what you can expect to see from Impact Week”:
Monday: Be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram accounts for some key facts and figures from our 2020 Impact Report that came out recently!
Tuesday: Check this page to find a powerful client story on Tuesday or check out our Twitter and Instagram accounts for links.
Wednesday: Go to our Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube to watch our Program Highlights Video! Find out how your support has made a difference over the last year with highlights from our Food, Transportation, EDI Department, Education & Employment, and Energy and Financial programs!