And sometimes, our friends give to FPE without knowing exactly what the end result will be.
That’s where Bonnie Park and Lori and Terry Martin come in.
They received our email for back-to-school supplies and decided to raise money at their respective offices for our cause.
Lori and Terry Martin decided to turn their donations into a Staples gift card. Park, on the other hand, was planning to buy school supplies at a big box store. However, the retailer was imposing a ten-piece limit on each item and wouldn’t bend the rules, even for a charitable act. Taking her business elsewhere, Bonnie decided to also turn her donation into a Staples gift card.
The combined result? Enough money to pay for a new laptop for “Javon,” son of a former guest and an incoming college freshman.
When we shared this news with Bonnie, she commented, ”I was so touched to read this story. It’s always amazing to me how things just seem to work out for the best even when we don’t realize it.”