I had a tough time deciding who to give back to, so without further a do, drum roll please…. The Pilgrim’s Inn.
There are many deserving charities around the Upstate, but this is by far one of my favorites. I just happened to sit in the parking lot (waiting to drop off donations) last Christmas and found myself moved by the on-goings of a shelter that seems so small and yet serves so many souls. I am abundantly blessed! I go without nothing I need, and yet I know there are people who struggle to provide their families with basic necessities. This quote from Nobel Prize winner, George Bernard Shaw, sums up how I feel about that…
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as
I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die; for the harder I work, the more I live…Life is no “brief candle” to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
-George Bernard Shaw
So what does the Pilgrim’s Inn do, who are they? Read this little excerpt from their blog:
Pilgrims Inn is a not-for-profit organization serving Rock Hill and surrounding communities of York County, SC. Individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or are having trouble providing for their basic needs are helped.
In 1981 Tricia Kuhlkin founded Pilgrims Inn with a borrowed office, $200.00 in her pocket and a determination to help those in need with an atmosphere of respect and genuine affection.
Today we have a large campus with multiple programs that provide immediate, emergency help for those who are hurting, and a system of ongoing support and guidance to help them create a more stable, independent future.
This Christmas, I invite you to join me in giving back to our community! As a reward, enjoy 25% OFF all family session fees when you make a valid donation to the Pilgrim’s Inn.
So what kind of donation do you need to make?
Please make checks payable to the Pilgrim’s Inn or donate gift cards to area grocery stores.
This great organization is a partner agency with the United Way of York County. So this Christmas season, I dare you to drive over to 236 West Main Street and sit in your car early one morning and not feel compelled to help! You may contact the Pilgrim’s Inn directly at:
PO Box 11328All mail must be sent to the PO Box; mail sent to the street address will be returned. Street address: 236 West Main Street Rock Hill, SC 29731 803.327.4227
Contact me today to book your Holiday Session!