A note from the childen of Salem’s Helping Hands

I finally got our mail today, and this note made me so happy!

Hello,
The children of Salem UCC in Albion, MI collect money from our congregation each Sunday. They put it in their account called Salem’s Helping Hands. They vote on how to use this money. They have helped local families who have house fires, given stranded visitors money for car repairs, etc.

They were very excited to hear that Camp Talahi was opening again and wanted to send money to make sure they could come this summer! They have voted to send you $200 to use as you need for the camp. Merry Christmas. Love, Salem’s Helping Hands.

 

And here’s what I have to say to them:

Dear children of Salem’s Helping Hands,

Thank you so much for your contribution and your wonderful letter! You have no idea how great it felt to read your note today. Things have been so busy trying to get insurance, crunch numbers, and get things ready for the summer that it can get pretty overwhelming!

Seeing your note in the mail reminded me why I care so much about camp – it’s because it meant so much to me when I was a kid, and I am so glad to be reminded that that kids like you feel the same way. I’ll keep working hard, and I hope I will see you all this summer at Talahi!

Many thanks,
Gillian

P.S. don’t worry, you’ll be getting a real letter from me in the mail soon, too. I promise!