Last November, we reported that a recent loss in annual funding would significantly impact agency services. Four months later, that remains the case.
The agency, as expected, has tightened its belt by modifying planned program enhancements, not replacing employees who have left us and, worst of all, reducing some client services.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that you, our generous donors and supporting agencies, have really stepped up to help us financially.
Also in November, we announced an ambitious $390,000 goal for our HANDLE WITH CARE annual fund – our largest ever. We knew from the start that even if we hit our goal, it would be a bittersweet reminder of the funds that were lost.
But we were wrong. BECAUSE IT’S NOT BITTER AT ALL. IT’S REALLY REALLY SWEET! As of mid February, your gifts to HANDLE WITH CARE totaled $340,000! We are within sight of our goal!
We cannot thank you enough. But let us try, but telling you how your generous gifts have helped some of the most vulnerable members of our community in critical need. You have personally provided:
We all know that when we lift up children, we lift up our entire community. And when we strengthen families, we strengthen our whole society. Thank you for lifting up and strengthening Family & Children Services at such a critical time. We are a source of hope for the community. You are ours.