Like many of you, we’re ready for 2020 to be over! Not only because of COVID-19 and all of the other challenges the year has been filled with, but because we have so much to look forward to in 2021. As we see our vision of opening Joshua’s House Hospice finally on the horizon, and in possibly 3 locations (our model first, then 10-20 bed facility, and potential for a Davis facility), we are so grateful that we’ve navigated through these past 12 months.
During this time, you, our supporters, stuck with us and did what you could to keep us moving forward – and we thank you so very much for that! In May you generously gave during our regional fundraiser, the Big Day of Giving, and participated in our Big Day of Giving “Dash N’ Donate” drive-through event, bringing in a total of just over $23,000.
And in October, you competed in our “Be a Hero for the Homeless” Virtual 5k Walk/Run. Through extreme heat and smoke from local fires, you still managed to train and finish. Our sponsorships and registrations for the 5k brought in $10,000 before costs. As an inaugural event and something very different than anything we’ve done before, we are grateful. And we’re so inspired by those who participated!
Our final fundraiser of 2020 was Giving Tuesday, which happened on Tuesday, December 1. Giving Tuesday is known as an international day of giving. Nonprofits worldwide accept donations on this one day that celebrates doing good. Our donations for the day came in at almost $4,000 and we couldn’t be move delighted and appreciative of our donors!
And now that we have just a few weeks left in the year we acknowledge that many of you will consider an end of year gift. Every dollar that we receive will help us to better plan and provide for Joshua’s House Hospice residents when we open. And a donation in any amount does make a difference: $5 will provide 2 days of meals for 1 person; $10 will provide toiletries for 1 person for 1 month; $15 will provide new socks for 1 person for 6 months; and $20 will provide snacks for 5 people for 1 month.
You truly are our angels! We would not be so close to opening now without your kindness and generosity. If you would like to give a year-end gift please submit online via our website here, or if you prefer to send a check, please do! The address to send to is 5025 J Street, Suite 311, Sacramento, CA 95819. Thank you, and may your holidays be full of love and wonder.