Today I want to touch on something that is very dear to me, but I haven’t really shared yet on the blog. This wonderful blog community of friends, neighbors and wonderful ladies is my hobby, but The Salvation Army is my job.
In February 2012 I was 2 weeks away from getting married, living in my mother’s basement, and still striving to find my purpose. Then, in response to a resume I sent in December 2010, I got a call from The Salvation Army. Never in my life had I felt so lead to do something. Within the week I had the job, found an apartment, got married and started the job 2 days later. Talk about God’s plan falling into place!
I have never looked back.
For those of you who know me as Kayla from Sweet Anne Designs, you might not know that I am also Divisional Web & Graphic Designer for The Salvation Army.
In spring 2012 I spoke to some college students about working for a non-profit. I told them it is rewarding. But how can I communicate to them that I change lives? Every day I am able to to the Lord’s work, to see the difference I can make in his name. Sometimes its behind a computer. Sometimes its talking to a client and taking their picture. But it is ALWAYS rewarding.
So this Christmas season, I am combining my two lives. The Kayla from Say Not Sweet Anne is asking you to donate to The Salvation Army. Please help me raise money in my kettle, so that they – no. So that WE can continue to “Do the Most Good.”
Our services are vast and many. We help the homeless, the hopeless, the lost, and the hungry. We are there during disasters of natural making, and those people inflict on each other. We help pay utility bills, buy Christmas gifts, and give shelter. We have clinics, shelters, food pantries and job training. We will pray with you, we will pray for you. We will not judge you, but we will love you.
We do not discriminate. We do not turn people away based on race, life choice, religion or lack there of.
Our ACTIONS are our mission, and we praise Jesus with our Hands.
My little corner of The Salvation Army has 27 “corps”. These are churches, social services organizations, sometimes shelters or food pantries. They are lights unto the world, and 80 cents of every dollar goes right back into those communities. You may think of The Salvation Army as a thrift store- but we are so much more.
Thank you for visiting, and I hope that you will consider a donation. No matter how small. God bless you, and Merry Christmas.