From fancy cars and expensive clothes to fine dining and exotic vacations, there are many ways you can spend your hard-earned dollars. And there is nothing wrong with rewarding yourself for a job well done — but what would happen if you rewarded someone else instead? JDi Data is continuing our commitment to continuously thinking of others with our 12 months of Giving blog series.
This months featured charity is Young Life, chosen by JDi Data’s Senior Software Architect Bob Giovinazzo who is also a Young Life Leader in his Highlands, NJ Community.
This is the first step of a lifelong journey; the choices they make today, based upon God’s love for them, will impact future decisions … careers chosen, marriages formed and families raised. All ripples from the time when a Young Life leader took time to reach out and enter their world.
Bob gives us a better glimpse of what these young people will experience at this year’s Young Life camp and his personal experience volunteering for Young Life:
Young Life is about having fun.
Sometimes a little wild, sometimes a little crazy, but always tons of fun.
Just check out these videos and see for yourself: YoungLife Camp and In the World of Kids.
But Young Life is much more than fun.
When I started volunteering my time two years ago, I wasn’t sure if the kids would accept me.
But once the young people saw that I really cared, they were eager to share their struggles and challenges with me.
In addition to organizing and hosting youth events, I and my YoungLife co-leaders share the love of God through leading Bible Studies and developing personal relationships with the kids.
We want every young person to know that no matter what they are going through, no matter what mistakes they may have made, there are loving adults who are willing to take the time to listen, to understand and to care.
And we also love having wild and crazy fun with the kids!!
This summer, our youths are going to the Rockbridge YoungLife camp in Goshen, Virginia, for the week of July 22nd.
One hundred percent of the funds we raise through this month’s giving will go directly toward helping those youths attend the camp who otherwise couldn’t afford to.
We are committed to seeing every young person who wants to attend summer camp have the opportunity.
We can’t thank you enough for helping make this a reality!!
A. Make check payable to “YoungLife”, specify “West Milford Camp” in the memo and mail to:
YoungLife of Lower Hudson Valley
PO Box 261
Suffern, NY 10901-0261
Click here or go to this site: https://giving.younglife.org/Views/dp/donate/controller.cfm (see screen print below)
Fill out the form as follows:
1. Search by City and State for “Lower Hudson Valley” in Suffern, New York
2. Specify “West Milford”
3. Select “Camp Scholarship”
View all highlighted charities here – https://jdidata.com/tag/charity/