Feel Good and Do Good
The CHN office is always a flurry of activity. With only 5 staff and so much to do to protect and expand programs that help our low-income neighbors, there’s no time to sit still. This upcoming week will be even busier as we take care of final preparations for our Human Needs Hero reception on Thursday, July 30th.
There are a lot of reasons why you will feel good and do good by joining in this celebration, even if you’re not in the DC area. We’re proud to be honoring the exemplary leadership of the National Women’s Law Center as our 2015 Human Needs Hero. Think of all the heroic staffers at the Law Center have helped to achieve over the years: more affordable, quality child care, increased tax credits for low- and moderate-income families, better pay and equitable treatment in the workplace, civil rights protections in schools, and so much more. You can express your admiration in the event’s program whether or not you can join us in person.
And you will do good, too. If you’re reading this, you probably make use of at least some CHN services. For our friends around the country, these services include our Human Needs Report, our analyses and publications (like our annual Census Bureau poverty data report), our helpful webinars on topics like federal budgets, our SAVE for All campaign, our email lists that connect and engage advocates around the country, and even this blog itself. For our friends in DC, this also includes our Friday Advocates’ Meetings, SAVE meetings on Capitol Hill, and more.
We hope you take full advantage of these resources and that they help you in your work or personal advocacy. Of course, the support of our friends and coalition members helps us provide these resources. This is our sole fundraising event each year, so that’s why we’re tugging on your virtual sleeve.
But back to feeling good: if you or your organization can sponsor the event, you’ll be listed in the invitations and in the program, with ad space to offer a celebratory message. If you can’t make it and want to put a couple of affirming lines on a special page in the program, it’s $75, or $100 if you will be attending.
We will bend over backwards so you can feel good about joining in, but procrastinator alert: to get in the program, please let us know by Monday, July 27rd.
And if you’re in DC, please join us in person for the reception on Thursday, July 30th, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Bread for the World, 425 3rd St. SW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20024.
We’re most grateful for your support.
[Photo credit: Doug Kline via Flickr]