As I, once again, sit at my kitchen table sending thank you notes to the Granby Community Fund contributors, I’m always thrilled by the community members who year after year make a donation and am even more excited when a neighbor or business donates for the first time. Nearly 5,000 requests are mailed out each year resulting in approximately 500 donations from our community, both residential and business. I think to myself, wow, can you imagine if every household and business sent at least $10 to the Granby Community Fund how much funding that would generate?
The Granby Community Fund was developed in 1960 by a group of community members who wanted to find a way to help raise much needed funding for the organizations that support the residents of our community. I became a member of the Granby Community Fund 15 years ago as an agency representative. After moving to Granby, I know firsthand, as a provider of services and a resident, the impact the Granby Community Fund can have on our neighbors.
Unfortunately, donations are on the decline. We are concerned about the future of the Granby Community Fund and whether or not we will be able to sustain enough funding to continue to support our 15 member organizations. Our board of directors meet monthly to strategize ways to acquire more funding. If you, or someone you know, is interested in helping by serving on the board of directors, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether it is a healthy meal, transportation and support for the elderly and disabled, or programs to enable our children to participate in safe, local activities, your support of the Granby Community Fund has great impact. Donations can be mailed to Granby Community Fund, PO Box 94, Granby, CT 06035 or visit our website to learn more or make an online donation at www.granbycommunityfund.com
Best wishes for the holidays.