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Love and Gratitude

A few words on Valentine's Day from Rachel Eichem our Director of Development

Every February 14, people across the world exchange candy, flowers and gifts with their loved ones. It is considered by many to be the best day to express your love and care for that special someone or the one you love.  

It is also the perfect day to thank those who support you, care for you, and keep you strong.

In our case- that thank you goes to our donors and volunteers. Every time you write us a check, hit the “Donate” button on our web-page, drop off items for a program, or show up to volunteer, you make us feel loved, supported and believed in.

So often as a donor- be it of time, talent, or treasure, you often only hear from an organization when they need something. Can you help us fill this need… can you help us provide this thing…. Can you help us fill these hours… It’s the nature of the beast. It’s how most non-profits function- we kind of can’t help it.

But on Valentine’s Day- what better opportunity to ask for NOTHING, and simply say- we love you too. We hope YOU feel supported by US. We hope we show it, every time you show up, drop by, or give a call- how much we value YOU, and care about YOU, and well- how much YOU mean to US.  “Love is making space in your life for someone else” (Neill Marriott) Thank you for making space in your life for United Way of Hunterdon County, and all of the people in our communities who we are able to support- because of you.

We hope on this Valentine’s Day you find yourself in the company of those you love (or at least like a whole lot) and whether or not you exchange flowers, candy, or even a card, that you feel all the goodness that you provide to others.

I’ve mentioned my obsession with quotes in a past post- so let me end with this:

“Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own”

- Anonymous

Sending love and gratitude your way.

XO

Rachel