StrangersWeKnow has been fortunate enough to receive a grant from the Arizona Lottery Giving Back division!
We are so, so grateful for this! Not only is it the first grant we have been awarded in the past 3 years, most importantly, it will enable us to continue service to our community. Many don't know that StrangersWeKnow is primarily privately funded out of pocket. Just the day before we received word that we were to receive this grant, we were looking at suspending our BRIDGES program until further notice. We literally went from changing the website on Tuesday to reflect a temporary suspension until further notice to celebrating Wednesday that we would be able to continue services into the next fiscal year.
I share this with you all to remind you that what we do is truly grassroots and heart based. No major grants, no large endowments sustain us. We come out of pocket for most of the outreach we do. Please know that any gift, award, or care package you might receive from StrangersWeKnow is truly thought out and purposefully given.
We believe in what we do, but, most importantly, we believe in YOU!