“Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same — with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.”
Seth Godin, author, lecturer and change agent, asks a few questions of us to consider when determining where we allocate our charitable support. My answers are about Horizonte, Salt Lake City School District’s alternative high school and its success.
Are you more drawn to emergencies that need your help right now, or to organizations that work toward long-term solutions to avoid the emergencies of the future? Horizonte, with its scholarship boost for first generation college students, represents a long-term solution to intergenerational poverty in Salt Lake City. This financial assistance is only source helping hundreds of students, high school graduates and adults, who have struggled but found Horizonte’s new opportunity, embraced it for their high school diploma, and now need technical training or a college degree to begin to fulfill their American Dream.
Would you prefer to support a proven, scaled, substantial organization, or does the smaller, less well-known organization appeal to you? The Horizonte Scholarship Fund is a smaller, less well-known but noteworthy, worthy and efficient (100% of donations go to scholarships) cause.
How much personal impact and leverage do you seek? Horizonte offers donors an opportunities to be as personally involved in its educational efforts as donors wish–tutoring, mentoring, coaching, providing internships and sponsorships.
Are you a browser, jumping from issue to issue, or are you more excited about a long arc of a relationship? Horizonte accepts and encourages your support in either case.
Question: What questions do you have about Horizonte?
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