Our Community Enablement Engine Offers Other Ways to Give
By Chelsea Boniak | February 5, 2021
Time or money? How often do we have plenty of both?
I remember my days as a recent college graduate. It was the middle of an economic recession, and I struggled to find a job. I had plenty of time on my hands, and what I really wanted to do was travel. Unfortunately, I had no money!
So much for those travel plans!
Eventually, I was fortunate to find a decent job. Suddenly I had money in my pocket, and things were looking up. Unfortunately, I had precious little time to travel.
Time or money? How often do we have plenty of both? For many folks in our community, it’s always one or the other.
For some, the challenges of family, work, and commute, as well as the general pressures of life, make it impossible to volunteer regularly throughout the year, as our trained volunteers do. They just don’t have enough time.
For many others, the financial reality of living in the East Bay precludes them from making a financial donation. They just don’t have the resources to make a monetary gift.
Other ways to give
It reminds me of an email we received from a donor who was looking for a way to do more this year.
Supriya Singh is the President of Foster City Village, a local non-profit serving elders. When she became aware of Children Rising’s work with the children in Oakland and the surrounding East Bay, she wanted to add her support. “The kids need us now more than ever,” she wrote to us.
“Since Children Rising was registered with Vehicles For Charity it was a matter of placing one phone call. A week later, my car was picked up and a check was on the way to help the kids!”
Supriya has made significant gifts to Foster City Village, as well as to Children Rising, in the past. “However, when it came time to trade in one of our cars, I thought this would be an easy way to give once again,” she explained. “Since Children Rising was registered with Vehicles For Charity it was a matter of placing one phone call. A week later, my car was picked up and a check was on the way to help the kids!”
Please consider the different ways you can help us come alongside more children and youth and build bridges of hope, today.
- Amazon Smile – Make Children Rising your designated nonprofit. (Search Faith Network of the East Bay)
- Vehicles for Charity – Donate your car, truck, RV, or trailer.
- Employer Matching – Find out if your workplace will match the donation you have already made.
- Legacy Circle – Learn about ways you can leave a legacy through a planned gift.
Whatever your season in life, there are ways for you to empower children and youth in your community.