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Of approx. 24 checks distributed that night , we have the following: One student donated to a handful of GoFundMe’s for people who clearly noted that their home life was bad and they were working on ways to get out (related to her own experience) Another donated both her check and her boyfriend’s check to her sister who has been struggling for the past few months and whose fiancé (now husband) had an unexpected surgery that they weren’t sure how to afford A grad student from China used it for herself as she had been concerned about how they’d afford their last month’s rent before returning to China. One student and some of his friends sponsored and worked at a soup kitchen at Queen City Kitchen, serving 100 homeless folks. They’re hoping to go back monthly. Another gave it to the ACLU Two students gave theirs to a housemate who has been struggling with paying her tuition. This money gave her some breathing room. One gave his to a homeless friend he made. One of the students donated his to MyCincinnati which supports school music programs Another gave it his to a friend, who is struggling and who is living off their financial aid. Another student gave his to the Anglican Relief and Development Another gave his to a friend who was struggling to get into better housing.


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A Little Light for A Friend In Need

Vic & Laurie VanDrake

When we were blessed with this gift from Good Shepherd we both said what an amazing idea this was and we were not surprised that the church came up it, Good Shepherd is just that a good shepherd! We both said the name of our friend at the same time! Her husband has been disabled from his home construction job and was on disability but then it was taken away and they just gave up the fight. He truly is disabled and in a power chair and like many of us very proud and trying to get along as best they can. We have been helping them along the way. Her sister was hit by a semi truck while she was on her motorcyle. It was her fault, blacked out, and she has survived but she is going through so much with pain and more surgeries. She just suffered the loss of her long time boyfriend. Was left with nothing because they never got married. Also, a rough situation. Our friend is now caring for her sister and husband and tries to work cleaning homes and offices. She is most kind and a wonderful caretaker. We pray for strength for her and them all along this journey. We matched this gift and they were truly thankful that we would bless them. Their furnace is failing and their oven is out. The list goes on and on. You may know someone just like them. They want to thank everyone at Good Shepherd and so do we! Thank you for this opporunity to bless people!





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Crystal Cottrill:

Molly & Frank,

Thank you again for your donation to help our annual campaign! Your contribution definitely help fund our camp scholarships and provides us with resources to help strengthen our community.

With Gratitude,


Amanda Hill:

Thank you for honoring your father with this gift to Habitat. 13 homes in his era is quite an accomplishment, and to think of the generations he impacted with his volunteerism is priceless.

Amanda Hill:

Ed shared this story with me, and I just LOVE It. What an impactful gift!

Amanda Hill:

Hospice is such an incredible organization--I'm so glad you chose to support them and their mission!

Amanda Hill:

I am touched by your story, and thank you for raising awareness to such a worthwhile cause.

Bill Lucke:

I have passed that corner several times in the last month. The man is no longer standing there. It is wrong to extrapolate beyond the data, but…

Dianne Gebhardt French:

Lisa, this is a wonderful story about family, connection, and community. Thank you for sharing.

Tracey Long:

Well timing they say is everything- and it seems that the need, your skills and this gift were certainly in God's plan. Prayers of blessing on your hands as you take your skills where they are needed to help those effected by Dorian.

Tracey Long:

What more can I say- your letter was beautiful! Great to hear that Pastor McNickels and the House of Praise so exemplify the intent of the gift that your recipient was an obvious choice. Blessings to their ministry!

Tracey Long:

Addiction has trapped far too many and taken away the abundant life God intends for them- your gift will help bring HIS light to those who are seeking it. May your gift be proof through a time of struggle that God is always there to help.

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