Since Paul first walked into the Wellspring Coach House in 1993, he has been grateful for the warmth and support he received.
While he can’t recall exactly who suggested that he visit 24 years ago, he remembers the experience fondly. “I was only at Wellspring half a dozen times during active treatment. Though my time there was short, it was a very valuable place to me.”
“Wellspring was so welcoming and supportive. It made a huge impression on me.” After finishing treatment and returning to work, Paul began contributing as a volunteer. Though his availability didn’t quite match Wellspring’s needs, his commitment to Wellspring did not waiver. Paul found solace in knowing that there is a place of comfort and support for people who are living with cancer.
Reflecting on his experience with Wellspring, Paul recalls one particular moment, which involved a fellow member. They were passing each other on the stairs and simply said hello. “I knew nothing about her, and I have no idea where she ended up, but that brief moment of connection has stuck with me. That moment to me exemplifies the value of Wellspring. You meet people in the same situation – it becomes a refuge for connection and community.”
Paul has been donating to Wellspring since he became a member. When asked why he gives monthly, Paul gives a thoughtful and rational response. “I am grateful that Wellspring existed when I needed it, and to this day I still see very clearly the impact and help it provides for people with cancer. I give to continue that support and refuge for others, and giving monthly is the easiest way for me to do it. I don’t need to think about how much I will give, or remind myself to do it. With a monthly budget, I treat my giving like any other expense. It makes it easy to remember and a regular part of my life.”
For Wellspring, monthly donors like Paul provide a reliable and impactful source of revenue on an ongoing basis.