It’s hard to thank people you’ve never met. We have silent supporters who, for reasons unknown to us, choose to support L’Arche through workplace campaigns or payroll deduction plans. Every once in awhile we receive a cheque from an employee group with a covering letter informing us that people in their organization chose L’Arche. In many cases those gifts are matched by the employer – which makes us doubly grateful.
So today I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who gives quietly, every pay period. Your gifts matter and make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities at L’Arche.
An additional cheer goes out to the employers who make the donation program possible, by giving their employees an opportunity to make charitable choices, administrate the collection and disbursements of gifts and sometimes matches what’s given.
Some of the groups who have contributed to the work and joy of L’Arche Greater Vancouver include:
- The Provincial Employees Services Fund
- IBM Employees Charitable Fund
- United Way of Toronto
- United Way Toronto
Since it is not possible to thank you in person – we’ll thank you here.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.