You really can’t take it with you.
My husband and I recently heard a sermon that struck us in a profound way: “Have you ever seen a casket with a u-haul behind it?” The premise was very powerful. Invest in things that are eternal, because you can’t bring anything with you. The sermon really made me think about how and where I’ve received support, and what I can do to in return.
My life has been so enriched by non-profit organizations. I wouldn’t be who I am today without the services and support of Westbridge Community Church, the Hoffman Institute Foundation, and many more organizations that survive on donations of time and money. So today I give back every chance I get.
My family and I have made a practice of donating both our time as well as our money. We have sent money and food to the food shelves, gift cards and certificates for friends in need, and backpacks for Wright County youth. We packed food for Feed my Starving Children, drove for meals on wheels, and hosted various Westbridge Youth and Growth Groups.
Because it is a priority for me to give back, every year I donate a percentage of my profits to health, wellness and spiritual organizations. It is my hope that these organizations will continue to provide support to all types of people to help them grow in their faith and live a purposeful, wonderful life.
Some of the organizations that our family supports include:
- American Cancer Society
- Westbridge Community Church
- Onsite: Find Peace and Balance
- The Hoffman Institute Foundation
- The Retreat in Wayzata
- Charity: water
- Hanover Food Shelf
- Feed My Starving Children
- St. Croix Festival Theatre
- Bethany Christian Services
- Summit Academy
- Community Bible Study
- Place of Hope Ministries
- Minneapolis Foundation – Chad and Dawn Brommer Legacy Fund
- Hazelden Foundation
- IF Gathering
- Hennepin Theatre Trust
- Long Lake Conservation Foundation
- St. John’s University
- World Vision International
- Ronald McDonald House Charities
- Heartland Girls Ranch
- Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys