When I learned about Thrive! I was moved by its mission of helping people help themselves and wanted to be involved. I regularly contribute to Heifer International and Thrive! echoes the same philosophy of empowering people in order to help them to better their situations. I also love that Thrive! is a local organization devoted to helping people in the Manhattan community. The following are some of the reasons I am proud to be a part of Thrive!
I believe in Thrives mission.
The mission of Thrive! is to help reduce poverty by building skills and relationships that strengthen families and individuals. This model of helping people help themselves really speaks to me and I feel it’s so much more effective and beneficial than merely providing financial assistance. I’ve heard it said that Thrive! gives a hand up, not a hand out. The skills learned and connections made by the Leaders of the families involved in Thrive! can be utilized in so many aspects of their lives and can truly help them succeed
I want to be more involved in the community.
I appreciate that Thrive! is a local organization and that 100% of funds go to helping the local community rather than a substantial portion going for advertising or to pay for administrative costs to an umbrella entity. I’ll continue to contribute to national and world-wide charities, but there’s a different level of satisfaction from knowing your efforts will directly affect people where you live.
I want to be more service-minded.
To quote Audrey Hepburn, “You have two hands. One to help yourself, the second to help others.” I’ve been blessed in so many ways and want to give back. I believe helping others help themselves can have a positive effect that goes beyond the original purpose of bettering someone’s financial situation. There’s a magic that happens when a person succeeds in something and the confidence gained by the success can spill over into other aspects of their life and result in a domino effect that spurs other successes.
I was inspired by the stories of Thrive participants
It’s been wonderful to hear about some of the successes of Thrive! Leaders. I especially love the story of the single mom who recently enrolled in Highland Community College to begin her degree in accounting and how the Thrive! family helped provide her with school supplies, assisted her with enrollment, and drove her to her first day of class and took the obligatory 1st day of school photo!
I want to help make a difference.
Finally, my underlying reason for joining Thrive! is a desire to help make a contribution. The problems in the world today can seem overwhelming, but even small contributions can make an impact. We are all here for a purpose, and that is to make a difference.
Thrive! depends on donations in order to stay operational. We have an anonymous donor willing to match any donations up to $5000 given through November 15th. This is an amazing gift and you can help us!
We would sure appreciate any donation. No amount is too small. For example, if every follower of the Thriveflinthills Facebook page gave just $10 each, we would raise $7,350, add in our anonymous donor of $5000, we could raise a very needed $12, 350! This would be such a blessing to our program and let us continue to help break the cycle of poverty in our community.
Our program is changing our community, one person at a time. It is a privilege to work with the families and individuals that we have in our program. Every week we see people who are learning they have a voice and it matters. We see people working hard to face challenges. And it is absolutely magical to see someone realize their potential, to realize they have what it takes to reach a goal or watching a child grow and learn new skills. These are things that happen weekly at Thrive! Make a difference today by donating to Thrive!
Please consider donating to our program before November 15th. Help us continue to serve people in poverty and help them change their life for the better! Donation checks can be mailed to 612 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502 or you can make an online donation at www.paypal.me/thriveflinthills
Allies are asked to meet on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month for team time. This is dedicated time for our leaders to work on goals, problem solve challenges they have etc. Allies are also welcome to participate on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays when we do our continuing education programming.
Please consider helping at Thrive! I cannot fully describe how amazing it is to walk along side someone that is struggling. Allies are not financially supporting their leader. They are cheerleading and helping to find solutions to situations our leaders may be facing.
If you have been thinking about volunteering and want a tangible way to see your efforts make a difference, please let me know. Thrive has changed my life too. You don't have to "have your life together" either! We all have life experience and can bring hope & dreams to people who may have never had someone in their corner.
I love my community and can think of no better way to help others! We focus on empowering our leaders and teach them that their voice matters. And who doesn't need a community that is always in your corner?? I often hear from our Allies how much they get out of being a part of Thrive. It's truly a soul-satisfying experience! Please consider volunteering with Thrive! We are making a difference in our community! Come join us!
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