Our Monthly Resolution Invites You to Join Their Group To Make a Difference
October 28, 2021
In early December, I was looking at different non-profit organizations to make a donation. I was specifically looking at their Amazon wish lists. I picked one and recruited our three adult children and my mom to pitch in. We were able to purchase 20 items off their list. I thought, “WOW! What an impact.” This led me to wonder if I could recruit 5-10 friends and ask them to help support a different Wisconsin non-profit each month and make a difference within these organizations. I contacted my friend Dianne. We came up with a name and started a Facebook page, Our Monthly Resolution. We have had tremendous response. Our October non-profit is the Ben Jackson Foundation. The Foundation provides funds for service people to make a trip home to visit family and friends after they have been assigned to their first permanent location. Travel expenses can be cost-prohibitive and cover a substantial portion of what younger enlisted personnel earn in a month. The Foundation budgets $500 per Ticket Home Award for domestic travel. With the upcoming holidays, we thought it would be great for Our Monthly Resolution to fund as many of these tickets home as possible. Our goal is to fund 4 domestic tickets. We have indicated that we prefer our funds be used to bring Wisconsin service people home.
There are two ways to support the Ben Jackson Foundation:
Online donations can be made here: https://www.benjacksonfoundation.org/donate/make_a_donation. ·Send a donation directly to: Ben Jackson Foundation, PO Box 818, New Glarus, WI 53574.
Every person who participates in One Monthly Resolution makes their own decision about the level of contribution to make. We are excited to provide an opportunity for people to work together and serve those in need. Please “like” and “join” Our Monthly Resolution Facebook Page.
Stacie Prochaska and Dianne Vielhuber,
Arena and Poynette