Relational Giving

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The power of relationships and community are what change the world.  When people band together to work for a good cause, lives are changed in so many uplifting and transformational ways.  My heart is full with appreciation for all of the people who are building relationships to help individuals who are struggling with the diseases of addiction.

I am on the board of the Char Hope Foundation, which is a nonprofit in Harford County Maryland. The Char Hope Foundation is dedicated to offering hope and healing to those suffering from the disease of addiction. Char Hope is focused on providing sober living opportunities, financial aid, supervised agricultural learning experiences, and community outreach to help educate the public about addiction awareness. The Char Hope Foundation helps adults move forward toward a full recovery, a healthier lifestyle, and a life free from addiction.

We are in the process of opening our first sober living house for women.  What has been so amazing and inspiring is the number of people who have stepped up to the plate and said, “I want to help.”  Most of these individuals have been touched by addiction in some way.  Some are in recovery, some have friends or family who are in recovery, and some of them have lost friends or loved ones to the diseases of addiction.  Even in the most challenging moments of people’s lives, they are stepping forward and sharing their stories.  Through their stories they are spreading the word about Char Hope’s mission and dreams for a sober living house that also uses agriculture to support it’s mission and create hope and healing for it’s residents.

Giving back and nurturing relationships is good for the soul.  It provides an avenue for using your strengths to help your community, while forming relationships and creating positive change.  While my heart is with Char Hope, I hope that you will find ways to channel your gifts into one of the world’s great needs.  There are many causes and nonprofits that could use your support.  Find the cause that matches your heart and your gifts.  If you would like to learn more about how you can support the Char Hope Foundation, please visit the website or contact charhope@charhope.org.  Our mission is just beginning, and we can use your support.

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