As Thanksgiving draws near, I find myself overwhelmed with gratitude for the countless blessings that so many of you have bestowed upon The CARE Center. Your unwavering support - whether through donations of food, prayer, volunteer hours, thrift-able goods, or financial contributions - has been instrumental in our vision to eradicate poverty from the communities of Southeastern Madison County. Thanks to your generosity, we have empowered our neighbors in New Hope, Gurley, Owens Cross Roads, and Brownsboro with education, employment, and crisis support, seeing countless lives transformed. It is truly awe-inspiring to witness the positive impact we can have when we come together to make a difference, in Jesus' name.
We understand you may have various reasons for partnering with The CARE Center. It could be because you grew up in poverty or one of the communities we serve, or you appreciate the tax benefits. Perhaps you or someone you know has personally benefited from one of our programs. It could be part of how you aspire to live like Christ or an inherent lifestyle value you hold to influence your community positively. Regardless of the reason, we want to express our deep gratitude for your contributions, which we rely on more than you can imagine.
With that, the end-of-year giving campaign countdown for The CARE Center has begun. Our goal for 2023 is to raise $72,000 through individual and end-of-year donations, but we still have a long way to go. To date, we have only received $39,730. Therefore, we must raise an additional $32,270 by December 31 to meet our budgeted commitments.
We desperately need your help to make our goal a reality. Regardless of the amount, every donation brings us closer. As you weigh your year-end giving options, please prayerfully consider offering financial support to our cause.