Marcia found Manos de Cristo when she decided to teach English as a Second Language (ESL). Most of her life has been directed at creating access and opportunity for economically and socially disadvantaged individuals, and Manos de Cristo was just the right fit.
She began supporting Manos de Cristo financially after she was moved by the students that she was tutoring. “The only thought that I could hold in my mind was that I ‘would pay to have this much fun,’ she said.
“As soon as I processed that thought, it was very clear that I could translate that feeling into financial support for the organization.”
As a certified Early Education teacher, Marcia even teaches the young children of the adult education students. She’s a huge believer in the need to get all kids ready for school, so she takes pride in the short time that she gets to teach them something new; like how to use scissors and different iterations of the Itsy Bitsy Spider.
To Marcia, monthly giving is “no muss, no fuss, no bother,” and after being involved with other nonprofits, she fully understands how important it is to have steady and predictable income. “If [my monthly gift] can be a small part of creating the stability, I am honored to do so,” she said.
Marcia became a monthly Grin & Share It member a year ago, and continues to support our programs by giving her time and money. It’s a privilege to have Marcia as a Founding-100 Member of the Grin & Share It monthly giving program.
Check out her donor testimonial courtesy of I Live Here, I Give Here’s video series above.