As you make your tax deductible year end gift to Children’s HopeChest, we wanted to share another story of how your giving changes lives.
This story comes from Karen Wistrom, sponsorship coordinator of the Kind Hearts and Trees of Glory CarePoints in Ethiopia. We asked her the question: Does your Giving Make a Difference? Here’s her answer:
“I used to be one who questioned if sponsoring a child could really make a difference.
I wondered if my sponsor money really, truly provided for a child.
But that was before I met the kids at Kind Hearts and personally saw the difference it makes.
If you ask any of the kids … ask Genet, or Habtamu, or Tigist, Betelihem, Mekdes, Yehenew, Mulunesh or Beza.
They’ll break into a huge, face-cracking grin and tell you all about their sponsor family and pull pictures from their pockets to show you!
But that’s not where it started….
You can read the rest of Karen’s story here on Tom’s Blog.
Thank you for considering HopeChest in your year end giving plans. Make sure you give before midnight on 12/31/2011 to ensure your gift is tax deductible in 2011.