There’s no doubt it has been a major undertaking starting a non-profit organization. There’s a lot of work involved, loads of paperwork to maintain and very little support from people in the beginning. This I know.
People don’t knock down your door to help. Getting the word out can be slow and laborious and building relationships takes time.
No matter because I’m dedicated to the cause. I’m dedicated to my non-profit Atlanta Diaper Relief because providing diapers to low income families is a major blessing to them and the baby who so badly deserves to be dry. My faith is great and I live my life without worries that things “won’t” happen. I live my life by KNOWING great things WILL happpen if you believe. That’s because my God never gives me more than I can handle. And he sends his Angels when I need them. And today I met one of his angels. Her name is Elizabeth Jacobsen.
Out of the blue I got an email several weeks ago from Elizabeth. She was so touched by Atlanta Diaper Relief and our mission to serve needy families by providing diapers to babies that she simply asked what she could do to further help us. She has enlisted her husband to put the word out at his place of employment and she even has reached out to her pastor in an effort to throw a diaper drive for us and collect more diapers. She even went further and COLLECTED diapers for us and from friends as well.
I have been so overwhelmed by Elizabeth’s kindness. I met up with her today and her beautiful new baby boy Andrew and talked. She was so kind and giving. Sometimes you forget how good people are until you come across someone like Elizabeth who just wants to do good from the bottom of her heart.
Bless her soul. More people can learn from her wonderful kindness.
Elizabeth truly moved me and even though it has been tough launching Atlanta Diaper Relief she and others like her including Stacie Haight Connerty (who donated diapers a few weeks ago) give me the hope and inspiration and the confirmation I sometimes need to know that this diaper bank will truly be a success in due time.
It just TAKES time and people with heart like these ladies. Thank you Elizabeth for having such a big heart!