Dec 13, 2017
I like snow! I had a wonderful time driving around last Saturday, flakes falling, out Christmas shopping for family and friends. The weather caused many to stay at home, and I definitely got a better parking spot at the mall than I’d expect two weeks before Christmas! A day that was my own personal miracle, for a lot of private and practical reasons.
But what was a blessing to me – warm and safe – presents a challenge for many others in our own backyard. When you’re homeless, snow can mean measuring out your gas money to run the engine enough to keep your car reasonably warm … since that’s where you’re sleeping. Or trying to find a way to pay for a motel day-to-day. Worst of all, it can mean being exposed to the elements outdoors. It’s been cold enough that the first few Code Blue days were already called by AHTN, with the volunteers responding and the guests grateful to be indoors overnight.
‘Tis the season to be grateful.
To consider all you have and to become someone else’s personal miracle when you can. As you know, we are working hard to re-open Family Promise as soon as humanly (and divinely) possible. So that we can provide a caring support system for children and their families who are homeless.
We ask you to seriously consider making a sacrifice of generosity this season. Follow your heart. For certain, we hope you will share your gifts with us. But I believe in an infinite and abundant God who will supply all our needs – and that there is more than enough to go around, and around, and around. If not us, please share with any of the wonderful non-profits and congregations in our community that strive to make a permanent difference in the lives of others.
If you consider Family Promise of Lower Bucks, you’ll want to know that you have the opportunity to make double the impact right now. All donations made between November 28, 2017 and February 28, 2018 will be matched, up to a total of $30,000.
- A single donation – counts as double.
- If you log in to our website (www.fplb.org/new) and enroll in our $10 on the 10th sustainable giving program, the first six months of your annual promise will be matched.
- If you submit for a company match received by February 28 – it will also count as double.
‘Tis the season …
Blessings to all of you that have dedicated your time, your money and your prayers to our mission.
On behalf of and with heartfelt thanks from the Board and volunteers of Family Promise of Lower Bucks,