kevin rigg | director of financial life planning
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”
- John Holmes
Several years ago our leadership team sat down to discuss how we could be more focused and effective in our charitable giving efforts. As you can imagine, this was not an easy task as there are no shortage of great people and organizations doing amazing work to meet needs in our respective communities.
Inspired by past volunteer experience, a notable increase in our communities, and the inherent complexity of addressing it; we decided to direct our corporate giving toward addressing homelessness. As former King County Executive Ron Sims noted, “no matter what your political viewpoint, we can all agree every person deserves a safe place to sleep.”
For the past few years we have supported the following organizations, both of whom are doing amazing work to help the homeless in our region –
• Operation Nightwatch reduces the impact of poverty and homelessness, in keeping with Jesus’ teaching to love our neighbors.
• City Gates – City Gates strives to help those who need a hand up to get on their feet again. Thanks to volunteers and generous donors, they help those in need with food, furniture, clothing, guidance, and more.
We look forward to continuing to support these organizations and are exploring ways to deepen our involvement in the work they do through the giving of our time and resources.
Are there charitable organizations in our area that you are involved with? If so, we would love to hear about them at firstname.lastname@example.org.