This Year’s Goal: $6,000
Donate now or at any time between now and Midnight, November 8
The Fall Fundraiser coincides with the biggest giving day in the world, Giving Tuesday. This year it is November 28 and always held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Donate from our website any time between now and Midnight November 28. Check our website for daily giving updates and for more frequent updates on November 28.
Please consider a generous gift this year.
Our office is constantly looking for better ways to provide services and materials for our volunteers. We have to. Better efficiency is the only way we can survive with the limited resources we have and still be able to offer the extra amenities that our volunteers need and depend on. This includes things like training and support, promptly shipping books for volunteer classes, providing custom-made course completion certificates and free quality books for classes. It includes constant coordination with the variety of institutions and programs spread across several states that provide the opportunities for your ministries.
You can help. Maybe you can’t go into the “ways” and “byways” where our clients are found but you can help our volunteers to do it by providing the funds. This will help keep the office open so that we can enable those whose ministries depend upon it to do so. Want to become a volunteer? Call the office at 941.799.4975 M-F from 9 AM - 2 PM M-F.
Immediate needs at this time are:
- $5,000 for a reprinting of our Starting Over books.
- General support to keep the office open.
The chart below shows the year-to-date comparisons of our progress in recovering from the effects of the COVID pandemic when we lost most of our classes, volunteers, and a good part of our income. Note that while demand for our services has increased, the rate of increase of volunteers has not kept pace.
Year to Year Comparisons
|Year to Date ||2020 ||2021 ||2022 ||2023 |
|Leaders Trained ||25 ||35 ||34 ||38 |
|Course Completions ||742 ||744 ||1,238 ||1,248 |
|Contact Hours ||11,618 ||11,625 ||22,334 ||23,022 |