In Their Own Words

We receive many heartwarming testimonials to the profound effects Give a Little grants have had.

First, a video of clients with their new glasses. Love Inc of Newberg made the referrals and filmed the clients, and Give a Little covered the costs.

Samplings from some of the letters we receive follow the video.

I am writing this letter of appreciation for helping me with the cost of fixing my truck. I really appreciate it very much being that I am a single mom of two.

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I want to truly truly thank you for all the utility help we received . . . This year has been so so tough medically. Our family has faced many challenges. Your donation helped our family. I am overwhelmed with gratitude. You kept us going…Thank you again for caring and giving.

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This gas card will help a lot for me to look for work. Thank you for your support.

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Thank you so much for helping me with my PGE. It gave me the extra time to help me look for a job!

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Thank you, so much, for helping me with my PGE bill. I recently sprained my arm and tore my rotator cuff in my shoulder, and had gotten behind in my bills. Bless you and your organization for all you do to help our community.

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The Give a Little Foundation was a lifesaver for me in supporting me after my home foreclosure. Not only receiving monetary help, but knowing I was not alone in this situation. The compassion and financial support have sent me on my way to getting back on my feet. I am forever grateful and moved by this organization.

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Thank you very much for the insulin. . .my life depends on the assistance. I’m dependent on both the R (quick acting) and the N (long acting). I can afford one, but not both.

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Thank you so very much for the $150 assistance for my May rent. It is wonderful to know that there are people like you out there to help others when they need it most. Having cancer was a lot to deal with but what was worse is not knowing how I was going to pay my bills. Thank you for easing that burden. And I am now cancer free!!

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Thanks to your foundation, I will be able to complete my certification for a CNA1 (Certified Nursing Assistant). A lot of time and work went into this program, and because of your generosity it will be completed!

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I wanted to thank you for helping with my teeth. The surgery went well. I was stuck until you came through.

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My little brother and I wanted to thank you for providing a swimming pass in order for us to swim at the McMinnville Aquatic Center. . . both of us love to swim and play in the water. My single mom can’t afford to take us many places. So when I found out you decided to help I was surprised.

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I would like to express my sincere thank you for your help during this very difficult time. It was a humbling experience asking for help. . .but I must say that I am so grateful for the respectful manner in which I was treated.

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My husband and I were struggling with homelessness and feeling desperate. Your organization helped us when we needed it most and we are very grateful. I hope one day we will be able to be a part of giving like that for others in need.

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Thank you for all your help in paying my deposit so I could get my grandson in out of the cold tent we were living in. Now we are living in Mac in a nice apartment.

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Thanks so very much for your financial help of $194. Without it me and my husband (both army vets) would be out of a home. I lost my job unexpectedly on my 49th birthday.

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Bless your hearts, it has been such a gift [to have bus passes]. No worry about how to get to my doctors. Thank you again for making my life easier.

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You have helped alleviate the hopelessness that I have felt for so long. …I realize that I am not alone in the world.

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The result of taking my medicine is not measurable in dollars, but in reduced worry and increased health. You’ve contributed a lot. Thank you donors!

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Thank you very much for the insulin. It keeps me alive. I would last about three days without it.

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Words cannot express how grateful we are for the money you sent to our landlord assisting with our past due rent. You truly saved our family from eviction at Christmas time. Thank you for your kindness we will never forget.

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Thanks to you I will not lose my apartment this month. I love you and all people like you who care enough to help. Some day I wish I can help too!

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Thank you so much. With your generosity we were able to get new and safe tires for our vehicle. I am so grateful and it means so much to me.

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I am writing to enthusiastically thank you for the emergency housing assistance that I received. . . . I found myself suddenly homeless and without a clue where to go….[as a result of] an unforeseeable crisis in my life. Here I was facing homelessness in the coldest part of the winter.

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Thank you so much for helping us pay rent last month, it provided stability for us. With your help I was able to get back on our feet and keep our home.

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Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity of the glasses. It makes this a whole new world, being able to see.

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Dear friends, Thank you so much for the financial help. It made all the difference in making a safer home for my grandchildren.

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I would like to say thank you for making things possible for me to provide a stable environment for my children. It has been such a blessing. Without your financial contribution it would have been impossible to get the house.

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Thank you so much for the glasses. I have been in need for a long time and I am grateful.

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Thank you very much for your help with my medicine. I am so thankful.

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Thank you so much for paying my electric this month. I’m on home oxygen and need electricity to run the machine. I can’t tell you in words how grateful I am. You chose to help me without bias or religious affiliation. My faith in love and loving thy neighbor has been restored through your generosity.

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This donation was a total blessing from God. I had not been able to see a dentist for five years. My mouth has hurt so bad because of problems with my teeth. I had missed work and had to take ….. [so much] ibuprofen which gave me bad stomach aches. But since I have been able to see the dentist I have not taken any ibuprofen and my mouth does not hurt. He has fixed one tooth so far and we are making arrangements to fix the rest of my teeth. Thanks to your help I can enjoy life and smile again.

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Before your help I was thinking there was no kindness left in the world. So much had happened tome and my daughter. . . . [At this point] we are able to stay above the waterline.

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It was a blessing for us to get our car back up to par so my husband could go to work.

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Nuestra familia esta contenta y muy feliz por la ayuda que ustedes nos brindaron. De verdad. Les mandamos decir gracias, muchas gracias.

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With all my heart I wish to thank all who have contributed to the Give A Little Foundation. Their generosity helped me more than I can say. May you always be there for others like me.

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Words cannot express how much your help has touched my heart and my family at a time when it seemed so dark and hopeless. Because of your act of caring and kindness the world is a much brighter place and my daughter has a place to lay her head at night.

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Had it not been for your recent financial support to help pay my rent, I would probably no longer be able to continue living in my home of the past six years. To all who contribute and lend their support to those truly in need I thank you.

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Because of your program I am able to keep my apartment, and my son and I get to enjoy another month of security. Thank you to everyone who has assisted me through this ordeal.

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My husband and I thank you for giving us a hand up and helping us out. Just when we thought things were as bad as they can get, and you think there is no hope, some one such as Give a Little and the United Methodist Church, both in McMinnville, comes along and throws a lifeline to us. If it wasn’t for your help, we would have had our electricity and water shut off. We are forever in your debt and hopefully my husband and I can give back in some way. Thank you.

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We all fall on hard times in life, it’s nice to know someone is out there who can put us back on our feet. With all my heart I wish to thank all who have contributed to the Give a Little Foundation. Their generosity helped me more than I can say. May you always be there for others like me.

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I just wanted to say thank you very much for helping me out with my rent. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Jobs are hard to come by right now, and I will now have more time to secure a job without the worry of eviction. Thanks for all you do. God Bless.

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Thank you to everyone who has assisted me through this ordeal. Without your care or concern I would not be able to sleep at night because I would be …sick with worry and sadness. But thanks to your help I able able to keep my apartment and my son and I get to enjoy another month of security.

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Thank you for helping our family with the partial deposit for a decent home for us. May God bless you to keep helping others.

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Thank you so much for your recent help with my electric bill. I will do my best to pay it forward!

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