According to Giving USA, giving in the United States set a record for the third consecutive year, exceeding $390 billion for 2016. Giving was up 2.7 percent from 2015. Donations again were led by individuals, who accounted for $281.86 billion or 72 percent of overall philanthropy in 2016.
According to the report, giving to organizations under the category of Religion was up 3 percent for a total of $122.94 billion.
The Little Sisters of the Poor at Queen of Peace Residence have long recognized and appreciated the sacrificial commitment made by so many people in supporting our mission of caring for the elderly poor with dignity and respect. It is only through the steadfast generosity and benevolence of our friends and donors that we are able to deliver our mission on a consistent and quality-centered basis. We are so grateful to all of those who keep us in their prayers and support us throughout the year.
Simply saying thank you to you hardly seems enough. Please be assured that we keep you and your intentions in our daily prayers and in our special Masses for our benefactors’ intentions. We will never lose sight of the fact that you are our trusted and caring partners in the delivery of our mission.
You have made a positive, outstanding difference in the lives of so many of our Residents.
Thank you very much.