Before the end of 2021 – GOOD RIDDANCE – I posted – HERE – about some options for your end-of-year charitable giving. Now that official churchy entities are doubtful or even hostile to what ought to be normal and mainstream Catholic life, it is harder to know where to apply our donations and be sure they will be used well.
I had a note from Our Lady of Hope Clinic in Madison, WI, which I suggested in that post. They were trying to raise $10000 to obtain a matching grant. You dear, dear readers should know what it said:
Thank you so much for plugging the clinic! I noticed that you had promoted us before I saw your blog as I began receiving donations from all over the US. We most certainly met our goal of $10k! I am still doing the final tally but know that we greatly exceeded that $10k goal and were able to surpass our budgeted need for 2021!
Your supporters alone contributed over $5,000 of our end-of-year giving! Thank you so much for all that you have done for the clinic and for being willing to spread the word of our work to your network.
I am so proud of you, I could burst. Thank you for helping that great cause, which provides excellent, principled health care for the poor and uninsured.