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In Support of The Brave Dedication of Urban Success Read more

In Support of The Brave Dedication of Urban Success

Nancy Lougheed

Part of our family's journey following the passing of my daughter, Stacey, has been our decision to bless as many people as possible with items as we've gone through her personal and home belongings. A woman at my daughter ,Wendy's, church is very involved in rescuing women from abuse and human trafficking situations as part of the Urban Success organization. They work directly on the streets as part of an amazing network of brave and dedicated individuals many of whom have been rescued themselves from these very situations. These women and their children are protected, taken care of, and helped to set up housing, get jobs, and move to better lives. Paulette, our contact person, has filled her van three times at Stacey's house and will often remark that she knows just who a particular item will go to or that someone just told her they need something we are gifting. When I gave her our check for $100, she hugged me and with tears in her eyes said how perfect because there is a great need to buy food. The organization, Urban Success, is truly a servant organization. The Sunday I received my check at church, I immediately knew where it would go.


Grace for Lutheridge Camp Read more

Grace for Lutheridge Camp

Jen Jarman & Scott Puthoff

Our family of five sat around the dinner table, pondering how we should spend the gift. Everyone had different ideas of where the money should go - how we should share this gift with our community. In the end, we settled on a donation to a place that all of us enjoy going to year after year - Lutheridge Camp in Arden, NC. Lutheridge has been such a wonderful place for our family to connect away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It's also a place to connect with God's love in His Creation. The gift will help other families and youth connect with each other and God, even if they don't have the money to do so.


A Safe Place At Springer School and Center Read more

A Safe Place At Springer School and Center

The Meili family

We donated our gift to the Springer School and Center Scholarship Fund. Springer is a wonderful school for kids with learning disabilities. Our son had the good fortune of being able to attend there. This was such a blessing to him and to our family! We wanted to help another kid have the opportunity to attend there. All of the teachers at Springer are specifically trained in how to help students with learning disabilities. When they graduate from Springer, ALL graduating students have to write a commencement speech and ALL have the opportunity to share their speech. These speeches brought tears to my eyes. Kid after kid talked about how much difference the school had made in their education. They were students who were unable to read prior to attending Springer. And now they were students standing up in front of hundreds of people reading out loud a speech they had written. They talked about being accepted for who they are. They talked about this school as a place safe from the bullying they had received at the school they came from. Each year, Springer does fund raising and gives away over $1 million dollars in scholarships to families who can not afford the school on their own. We were honored to help in a small way someone else have this experience!


More Grace for The Freestore Foodbank Read more

More Grace for The Freestore Foodbank

Joanne L. Reider

I decided to give to one of my favorite charities - Freestore Foodbank. I tried to think how this gracious gift would do the most good. I decided that since one cannot have good health without good food, I would give to the Freestore Foodbank where they provide three meals for every dollar. So the $250. would turn into 750 meals. The Freestore Foodbank also helps to provide some of the food for the Taft Elementary School food pantry of which Good Shepherd supports.


More Grace for Matthew 25 Read more

More Grace for Matthew 25

Arlene Wojcieszak

Thank you for the unique and special opportunity to donate a GSL check of $250 to the charity of my choice. I recently delivered the check along with my own personal check to Matthew 25 Ministries in Blue Ash. When I dropped off the checks at Matthew 25 I saw several discarded GSL envelopes in the waste basket. I felt good knowing our church has helped this worthy charity many times. Again, thank you for this wonderful opportunity for our congregation to provide support to many different charities. Sincerely, Arlene Wojcieszak


Green Turtle Cay Foundation Read more

Green Turtle Cay Foundation

Katy Ping

My daughter was married in the Bahamas and lived there for fifteen years. She and David called Green Turtle Cay home. It is a water taxi ride from Abaco. Her children were born in Florida, and were taken back home at six weeks old. They had weathered several hurricanes before moving to Charleston, South Carolina. They kept their home on Green turtle and have many friends there. When the latest hurricane Durian struck the Caribbean, Green Turtle was in line with the eye wall. The eye never passed them so there was no relief. While Abaco was flattened with a wall of water, Green turtle was damaged with the tornadoes in the wall along with the wind and rain. A group in the community has set up a foundation to help with relief on the island. Abaco supplied their electricity and it is not projected to have power for two years. Green turtle would like to create a power source and rebuild their community. I have heard that the school is back in session already. I received a check for $100 and added $200 to it to make a donation to the Green Turtle Cay Foundation.



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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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