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Difference Makers

Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:07 AM | Regina Pinney (Administrator)

Regina Pinney
Executive Director

From the moment we are brought into this world, we begin to hear how important it is to be kind to others. Whether it was sharing your toys with a sibling, or including someone at recess, shoveling a neighbor’s driveway, delivering a meal to a sick friend,  we have always been encouraged to give to others. While we heard it often, most of us never questioned the phrase, “Sharing is caring.” That is, until we grew older.

It happens to all of us at some point. We begin to question if our efforts are really worth it. We begin to calculate if we have enough resources to allocate to others. Eventually, the kid who valued the idea of sharing whenever possible begins to question if they should even share at all. I’m here to tell you that you are more influential than you think and that every act of giving you perform creates a butterfly effect that changes the world.

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Giving your time or a donation to an organization creates a shock-wave. A small donation to an organization can help carry out a mission that inspires others to give as well. Giving your time can inspire others to join an organization or be the extra boost it needed to succeed. Helping spread a message can help educate someone that otherwise would never be exposed to it.

You see, the simple act of giving is not so simple. Sir Isaac Newton's first law states that every object will remain at rest or in uniform motion in a straight line unless compelled to change its state by the action of an external force. As long as you are trying, as long as you are giving in some way, you are that external force. 

You are the difference maker. 

You don’t have to give a million-dollar donation to make a shock-wave. You can give your time to help build a playground for instance. A playground where someone may learn for the first time that “sharing is caring.”

All nonprofits benefit from public support and donations, and most depend on private donations to serve their communities. While an individual taxpayer only receives a partial tax benefit for charitable donations, the community served by the charitable nonprofit receives the full value of every hour and dollar.

Now more then ever your donations are critical to a nonprofits success.  NN uses contributions to help fund scholarships, workshops and to provide resources. 
A gift of any size is deeply appreciated.

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