Thursday, April 22, 2010

Things I Love Thursday - Community Support

I didn't realize the importance of community support when I started a nonprofit organization three years ago. Launching an organization like Gorbella's is risky because the life of it fully relies on the people it serves.

I know this now.

Every time Gorbella's hosts a fundraising event, hundreds of people - mostly moms - come out of the woodworks to show their support. Every time, I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Every time, I am amazed at God's provision. Every time, I am thankful beyond description.

And every time, I am fired up to keep this dream alive.

The Gorbella's Book Drive yesterday, sponsored by our local Chick-Fil-A and other wonderful local businesses, was a tremendous success. I haven't counted, but 500 books is a fair guesstimate of how many we collected in just two hours.  

I love community support. You can see it in my face.

Things I Love Thursday is brought to you by