Friday, December 10, 2010

It's Always Nice to Receive Recognition

Let me start off first by saying that those of us in the nonprofit arena are NOT in the business to get lots of recognition (or to make the big bucks!).  That being said, I will tell you it is nice to receive recognition for your hard work. 

Hope Cottage has been a member, since Day One,  of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and before it was the United Way, the Community Chest.  At one time, United Way donations provided 85% of the Hope Cottage budget (that equals close to $890,000).  We are proud to be a charter member and value our partnership with United Way.

Every year, the United Way rolls out their Workplace Giving Campaigns and we hit the dusty speaking circuit.  It is a privelege to share stories of how your donations have helped Hope Cottage serve more than 30,000 women and children over the past 92 years.  Representatives from Hope Cottage speak any time - including 3 AM at UPS, anywhere - including an airport tarmac and under any conditions - yes, even competing with machinery.  We do this because we care about Hope Cottage and realize how important it is for people to know about the work being done here.

Today was the Annual Awards Luncheon and Hope Cottage was honored to be chosen as a winner for our participation in the most Agency Fairs.  In addition, our name was mentioned for providing 17 speaking engagements for United Way at various corporations in the metroplex.  Thank you United Way and thank YOU, our donors, for continuing to give.

Hope Cottage is the oldest nonprofit, non sectarian adoption agency in Dallas. Since 1918 Hope Cottage has been building and nurturing strong families through counseling, education and adoption services.

If you have questions about adoption, please call Hope Cottage at 214.526.8721.

If you are a woman facing a crises pregnancy and would like to talk to someone about adoption, please call Hope Cottage at 1.800.944.4464 or 214.404.4546.

1 comment:

  1. Good work, Hope Cottage! This is particularly impressive since United Way funds many huge organizations who would presumably have more speakers available. Congrats on your award!