Just recently, a longtime Happy Hill Farm donor sent me this quote from C.S. Lewis’s book Mere Christianity. It caught at my heart with deep conviction, and I knew I needed to share it with you. He wrote,
“Charity—giving to the poor—is an essential part of Christian morality. Some people nowadays say that charity ought to be unnecessary and that instead of giving to the poor, we ought to be producing a society in which there were no poor to give to. … I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare.”
Frankly, it can be very difficult to ask for financial support at times. It’s never a comfortable thing to do—but it is absolutely necessary, for the sake of the children God has called us to serve.
Therefore, as the Director of Development, I have both the responsibility and the honor to share that Happy Hill Farm depends 100 percent on donations from friends like you.
You provide food, clothing, housing, and other basic needs for every child. We also count on you to supply funding for faculty salaries, facilities, and school supplies. Your gifts support our farm and other extracurricular activities, as well as character formation opportunities.
Your gifts today develop the leaders of tomorrow.
In addition, I’d like to invite you to learn more about Planned Giving, one of the most important, effective ways to ensure that the next generation of young men and women at Happy Hill Farm has everything they need to succeed.
Whether you’re interested in a simple bequest, adding Happy Hill Farm as the beneficiary of an insurance policy, or other long-term manner of giving, we would love to help make that dream a reality.
Right now, a generous donor has offered to provide the services of PhilanthroCorp to those interested in Planned Giving to Happy Hill Farm. Simply email your name, phone number, and best time of day to contact you to: firstname.lastname@example.org and Happy Hill Farm will make sure a representative from PhilanthroCorp will contact you.
And I can’t imagine a more worthwhile investment … or a more important legacy. Thank you!
Director of Development