Wasn’t it just 2 days ago that we were looking into the beckoning eyes of summer – and now, here we are nearing the other side – pumpkin lattes around the corner, and the anticipation of back to school pressing in. Time flies when you’re having fun…that’s what they say. Well, time flew here!
It’s been a great summer, as we’ve seen so many stories continue to unfurl. The humanitarian nonprofit world is first and foremost about people, and it’s easy to forget that all of this began as ‘A Little Work of Love’ so many years ago, and now we are in our 14th year answering the calling to Love People, Because People Matter. We continue to be deeply grateful for the support and engagement from you, and wanted to share a few updates on our summer programs, along with a couple of anecdotal stories from fellow supporters….
“Sending socks because I’m just glad to still be able to help where and when I can. The ministry you’re doing has changed my outlook not only on the homeless but also of life.
Thank you, and God bless.” – Ashley W.
We are continually inspired by the generosity of support, and love when we see expressions of impact, both among those we serve and our supporters. In fact, in a recent meeting at a local coffee shop with one of our BPM supporters, I noticed one of our “Loving People Because People Matter” bracelets being proudly worn. When I asked him why he wears it, he said, “It’s a visible daily reminder to love the other; a starting point for every person I talk with.” This really shows me that it all begins within each of us, and the posture we take in our daily lives.
I’m glad that our little work of love is touching lives in coffee shops and on social media, just as it does under the bridge every Thursday night, and in parks over the summer months. I hope to see you at one of our environments soon, leaning in and reaching out to show compassion, letting your light shine!