About 365 Days of Grace
365 Days of Grace is a 501c3 that concentrates its yearly efforts and fundraising for a different local cause annually. We aim to raise money and awareness for non-profit organizations and focus all our efforts on this cause for the entire year. Our organization is unique because we raise awareness for critical non-profit organizations that are making a huge difference in people's lives. We do this by hosting large-scale events that bring the community together for entertainment, food, and fun while, at the same time, raising money for the cause that we are supporting. Events should be engaging and entertaining so that people want to keep returning to them year after year!
We must also be transparent and honest about our finances to show our donors where our funds go. Each year we publish our financials on our website so the public can see exactly where their money is going and how it's being spent. This is something that we pride ourselves on doing because transparency is important to us! Doing this builds trust within the community and ensures they know we care about their cause as much as they do!
Every year is different, and the causes we support are often surprising and innovative. Our goal is to help organizations fighting to end homelessness for veterans, find and work with human trafficking victims
and their families, fentanyl abuse prevention and treatment centers, and much more. Our board members choose a new cause each January for the following year. We work tirelessly all year long in the preparation that raises money for that cause, and we boost as much awareness and support for the organization we choose. We're always looking for new organizations and ideas to support, and we love hearing from community members about organizations they would like us to consider.
We were founded in 2020 by a small group of people who had a passion for helping others and decided to combine their efforts to make a difference in the lives of those who need help. We believe in the power of people and teamwork, and we firmly believe that everyone can make a difference in this world, no matter how small it may seem!
There are many ways to get involved and help us make a difference in the lives of those in our community! We always seek volunteers to help us plan and execute our fundraising events and campaigns throughout the year. We are also always looking for sponsors who can help us with the funding it takes to put on these events and grow our organization to continue to support other local non-profits! We would love to hear from you if you have any questions or want to get involved with us!
"I do not understand all the mysteries of God's GRACE - only that He meets us where we are, and does not leave us where He found us."
Our mission is to raise awareness and support for organizations that make a real difference in people's lives. We kick it off with our annual Christmas Gala and then work hard to support that organization through other fundraising events and community involvement throughout the following new year. These events help us increase our set goals and objectives for the organization.
We aim to create a better community for those less fortunate, lost, or in need. We do this by supporting a different cause every year that aims to provide help, support, education, counseling, and other resources to people in need. We are proud of the fantastic work that the local organizations we support do for the community and the people around them, and we are humbled by the privilege of being able to help them make a difference!
We set goals for ourselves each year that reflect our mission and vision for the organization we are serving. Each year, we set the plans for 365 Days of Grace as a whole and then break them down into smaller goals that represent our strategies for achieving those goals for the year. We are constantly evaluating our results from the previous year to make adjustments as necessary to ensure that we are on track to reach our goals in the future.
Our financial impact is to raise over a million dollars each year for various organizations we choose to support in that selected year. The organization will use the money raised to meet its goals and mission. Examples of worthy causes we aim to help throughout the next several years will be those that provide affordable housing for veterans, finds and helps victims of human trafficking, provides access to healthcare and counseling for fentanyl abuse, and more! By raising awareness and support for the organizations we partner with, we can make a meaningful impact in our community and improve the lives of others in the process!
NOT JUST FUNDRAISING BUT INVOLVEMENT
Fundraising has been essential to our organization's mission since we first formed. However, we recognize that there is more to our purpose than just raising money. We strive to be more than just an organization that allows people to donate to a specific charity or cause. We recognize the value of involving ourselves and our efforts toward the mission we are supporting. We regularly participate in volunteer projects and service events our partner organization is putting on. We also encourage both our donors and those who have been helped to get involved in the mission and work of these organizations. Through our work endeavors in these areas and our fundraising efforts, we will continue to impact the lives of those around us.
Agape Love - Our Goal
Christ-likeness is the goal of 365 Days of Grace because Christ is the perfect example of Agape love. His humility, selflessness, and willingness to put others ahead of Himself are attributes we aspire to have. We hope that by showing Christ-like love to others, we can be a shining example of God's love. Christ said that the greatest commandment is to "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind" (Matthew 22:37). He also said that the second greatest commandment is to "love your neighbor as yourself" (Matthew 22:39). At 365 Days of Grace, we strive to follow these commands by showing Christ-like love to others. We believe that by doing so, we can be a light in the world and bring glory to God.
"Agape love is selfless love ... the love God wants us to have isn't just an emotion but a conscious act of the will - a deliberate decision on our part to our others ahead of ourselves. This is the kind of love God has for us."
- Billie Graham