A Few Words From Our President
Overwhelming! That is the best word I can find to describe the season we have just experienced. Our Moms and babies were blessed above and beyond all I could imagine this Christmas. I want to thank all the individuals that brought by special treats for the girls and their babies, and the following churches, businesses and organizations for giving so generously from their hearts:
Blessed Pope John XXIII Catholic Church
Cape Christian Fellowship MOPS
Lee County Tax Office
Myers, Bretholtz & Company
Republican Women’s Club (blessed the family of one of our graduates!)
St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church
St. Michael Lutheran Church
Please forgive me if I missed anyone.
As you know Lifeline Family Center does not take any government funding. Our support comes entirely from private sources. Individual gifts (wonderful you!) make up the largest percentage of our support. However, we do apply to private foundations for grants. This year we have added the Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation (Winn Dixie) to our list of benefactors. They awarded us $2,000 to help with replacing appliances in both of the program houses. The kitchen “classroom” is essentially open, and learning is happening, year round. Last year we served 28,085 meals at Lifeline Family Center. As you can imagine that is a lot of wear and tear on our non-commercial grade appliances. A big thank you goes out to the Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation (Winn-Dixie) for recognizing the importance of the life skills we teach the young moms that live at Lifeline Family Center.
We are also delighted to welcome on board The Robert J Gunterberg Charitable Foundation. They blessed us with a gift of $7,500 to use for general operating expenses like paying the electric and water bills! Thank you!
I cannot name all the foundations that bless Lifeline Family Center throughout the year, but I would like to recognize those who helped us since our last issue of Life Lines: All Kids Matter. The Michael T. Riordan Family Foundation, Kevin and Pam Voss Charitable Fund, John and Nellie Bastien Memorial Foundation, Warner Foundation, Sommers Family Foundation, Harper Foundation, and United Way. Thank you!
All of us working together are making a difference. On February 15 we will have been ministering together for 18 years. Thank you for partnering with us. We are changing the world two lives at a time!
God bless you!
For life and Truth,