Can you believe it’s the middle of June already? This summer we will be enjoying swimming pools, picnics, travel, and family get-togethers. Before long, the holiday season will be upon us! Did you know that most Americans reserve their charitable giving for the last quarter of the year, particularly in the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day? We are beyond thankful for these late quarter gifts, because they anchor our annual budget allowing us to continue the work of HOPE for another year. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could help HOPE throughout the year, so they don’t have to rely on a spike from end of the year donations to continue working on our mission? Well, guess what…there is a way you can help! Recurring giving is a great way to bolster HOPE’s work in the community. This steady source of support spread throughout the year would allow HOPE to better manage our resources, plan ahead, and deliver services that meet needs long term. It also helps us smooth out seasonal dips such as summer time when donors are vacationing. Recurring gifts are great for donors, too! They are convenient and easy to set up. It is also less of a financial burden to break up gifts throughout the year and even allow you to be more generous. For example, instead of making one $100 gift in December, you could give a monthly gift of $10 over a 12-month period, resulting in a 20% increase for HOPE! So how do you become a recurring HOPE donor? Visit our website at hopeinlancaster.org. Click the “Support Us” button near the bottom of the home page. Select a monthly giving option that you are comfortable with and enter your contact info, so we can share the exciting things happening at HOPE! Set up your monthly giving today and help HOPE effectively achieve our mission, and you might even be surprised how much more invested you become in our cause of establishing HOPE-filled futures for residents who find themselves struggling through a set-back.