If You Help Raise $20,000 Now, A Wider Circle Will Get $100,000 More!
By Sarah Ford on July 11, 2014
At a recent dinner with the Wider Circle team, Don Brown, who along with his wife, Ann, had donated $100,000 to help A Wider Circle obtain new beds for those we serve, stood up and said the following: "You should not thank me. I thank you. You're the ones doing all the work."
The sincerity in his voice was moving. A Wider Circle had just shared with Don and Ann that they had raised $50,000 to match their gift and were hopeful to raise the next $50,000 soon. Don's next words put a hop in the A Wider Circle team's step.
"If you raise that next $50,000, we will give you $100,000 more."
In total, A Wider Circle stands to have $300,000 to purchase new beds for the people who come to them for help.
Since that dinner, A Wider Circle has raised nearly $30,000 toward the final $50,000. Only $20,000 to go!
As we have seen in nearly a decade and a half of service, beds are the marker for poverty as much as anything else. It is harder to get a good bed than it is to get food, clothing, rental assistance... you name it.
Beds are what keep many young men off the street late at night; it is far easier to convince your child to come home when there is a bed in which he will be able to sleep instead of lying on the floor. When you want your children to be inside at night, not having beds is a disincentive with dangerous repercussions.
Every commercial for beds speaks of how important it is to get a good night's rest. All of them are right, and with $20,000, A Wider Circle will be able to take $300,000 to bed manufacturers and create a partnership that will bring thousands of beds to those in need. As a woman recently said after A Wider Circle had provided her family with beds:
"This is a blessing. It will help me and my kids to get the rest we need to keep going in our lives - to strive for a better future."
Better futures. Real change. This is what the Browns have in mind as they make this incredible gift to A Wider Circle. WiIl you join them? Help raise the final $20,000 so A Wider Circle can get the $100,000 more. Click here.