Dear Westminster Supporters,
There is an old saying, “Charity begins at home.” And I believe that assisting our family and friends is extremely important. In fact, for most of us, it is natural for us to take care of our loved ones in a time of need. But what this proverb really means is that we must become role models to our circle of influence in what generosity really looks like in our culture. For many of us it becomes very difficult to reach out and help a stranger who is struggling. For this reason, Westminster can become your extended hand in meeting the needs of others. Because of your generosity in giving to Westminster, we can impact the lives of families who are experiencing basic life obstacles like food, clothing, utility assistance, and Christmas support.
Here at Westminster, we recognize the power of generosity, and want each person involved with the Center to experience the opportunity of paying it forward. Because of this, we ask Westminster participants to give back two hours of community service. It is part of what we call “The Circle of Generosity.”
Simply put: You help us . . . We help people in need . . . Our participants help our community.
To complete this cycle, your assistance is crucial. During this holiday season, we are asking you to please sit down with your checkbook and write us your largest investment yet! Your contribution of $50.00, $100.00, $200.00 or more — whatever gift you can sacrifice will help us help others.
Remember, you don’t have to travel to some foreign country to see needy people, look in your own backyard. And if you can’t see them there, come to mine!
Happy Holidays to all!
Jeff Kundert, Executive Director
P.S. We’d love to save postage costs by sending this letter to you via email. Would you complete the enclosed card with your best email address? This will also allow you to get monthly updates on how your gift is making a difference.