None of the good work we do out in the community would be possible without the dedication and commitment of our community of friends and supporters. Here are a few examples of what drives them to GIVE.

From “A Chinese Lady”;

“For two years, I have donated money and brought food to the Lunch Box in Poughkeepsie. One day, just as usual, I dropped off the food and was about to leave. The worker stopped me and asked me my name and where does the food come from? I didn’t want to tell him. I said, don’t worry, it’s OK. But he insisted to find out my name and where the food is from. So I answered, I’m a Chinese Lady. Then I left. For the third time, the worker followed me outside the door. This time I stopped. He said, Lady, please. I will write down where the food comes from and your name. I looked at his eyes, full of appreciation. For the first time, I felt all I had done had been appreciated.
After that, I looked around the room. It’s very simple and neat and very clean. The food also is very simple. I have been there several times at 11:15 in the morning at the end of the month and there are so many people that some have to eat standing up. By 12:15 p.m., most of them were gone and only some bread and mashed potatoes were left. I saw people were eating and they seemed to enjoy the food. Suddenly I felt compassion for them.
So in the last two months I have donated $5,000.00 to the Lunch Box.” 

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