“I feel like I’m helping them have experiences all kids should have, like my kids did; things like sports programs, birthday parties, music lessons, field trips, and summer camp."
Linda Danz of Pekin, Illinois has been an active supporter of Cunningham since she joined the United Methodist Women 43 years ago. When Linda first heard about the Guardian Parent giving program in 1997, she immediately signed up and has been contributing on a monthly basis ever since.
Guardian Parents provide our kids with a steady, predictable stream of support through recurring gifts. Starting as a group of Board members 20 years ago, the Guardian Parent giving program has grown to 300 caring donors who are making an investment in our children and youth on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual basis.
“I value a commitment to kids over the long haul,” Linda says. “I feel like I’m helping them have experiences all kids should have, like my kids did; things like sports programs, birthday parties, music lessons, field trips, and summer camp. Some kids never had a birthday celebration before coming to Cunningham.”
Over the years as a District Representative and now as the Chair of our Board Advancement Committee, Linda spreads the word about becoming a Guardian Parent. She shares how convenient it is to make an automatic payment by credit card or through bank withdrawal. “I don’t have to remember to send it in,” she says.
We thank Linda and all our Guardian Parents for making a personal commitment to our kids. Their sustaining gifts go a long way toward filling the gap between the true costs of care and the reimbursements we receive from referring agencies.