“It is better to give than to receive” – a letter from Dani Blain
August Giving: Campus Life & Dani Blain Real Estate
You have heard us say it before, “we are blessed so that we may bless others”. Our brokerage is built on the ideas that we are here to serve our community, that when you succeed we do, and as your partnership serves us we will always turn that back around and serve our community.
As Covid-19 continues to make huge impacts on our community I wanted to share with you something we have committed to doing and offer you an opportunity to partner with us. As we all know the virus has forced schools to close and students are staying home. Not all students have a home life where their needs are met and they feel safe and supported. Not being at school cuts them off from vital services and especially friendships and mentors they need most. I recently learned there are thousands of students who are losing their mentors and support system usually provided through programs at school.
Tulare-Kings Counties Campus Life is one of those vital service providers. Campus Life is a community-based organization impacting the lives of teenagers throughout Tulare and Kings Counties. They serve as Gang Interventionists, Life Coaches, and Chaplains who meet the needs of students to help them be successful in life. The students they serve are at risk and being away from school where mentors can support them can pose heavier and more difficult circumstances than ever before.
When Tulare and Kings County school systems shut down, Campus Life programs were cut as well. The 6,000 students they were serving attending 40 different schools have been greatly affected.
Even though half of the local Campus Life staff team has been cut due to budget restraints, they are still serving and meeting the needs of local students the best they can. But they need our help.
Dani Blain Real Estate is committed to giving $5,000 in the month of August to support this important organization serving our local at-risk youth. These kids are our future. I am asking you to join me in matching this gift. For every dollar you give, we will give another dollar up to $5,000. This means our $5,000 can become $10,000 with your help. If we can do this together we can serve more than 30 students immediately. Your gift will help Campus Life reach more young people this year who are struggling through life.
We must help expand this program because there are so many kids who need their help. I see this program as first-responders to kids who need help. They have no one to listen to them and care for their needs. In Campus Life small groups, they are finding that nearly 90% of the teens have no positive male role-model in their lives. Their families are broken, and they walk through life with no hope.
We cannot hear this and not help to the best of our ability, right now. Please consider joining us. You can make a gift online: it’s fast, secure, and much needed.
You can also learn more about Campus Life and their work by visiting, www.tkyfc.com.
With much gratitude for your time and consideration,
“And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”