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Madeline McDonald is donating her 50th birthday to help families in need.
Ogden, UT (August 27th, 2018) — Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties is celebrating a beloved friend’s birthday on September 8th. Madeline McDonald has decided to donate her 50th birthday to help families in need with our nonprofit organization. She can’t wait to see how the day turns out. She encourages 50 friends to come out and show that there are people who care about something bigger than themselves and have fun and reconnect. She encourages the community that if they are unable to attend the event to donate $50 towards our nonprofit, which will be designated to help families in need of exterior home repairs.
Madeline’s Birthday Cause is on September 8th from 9 AM to 1 PM. Our nonprofit has a project to help a family who is unable to work on their home. It will be located at 2834 Adams Avenue, Ogden UT 84403. We ask that you RSVP at habitatwd.org/bday so that we have an accurate number of people who will be joining. If there are more than 50 people on this day, our organization will have a second project in Ogden.
Madeline McDonald has been a great friend to our nonprofit organization and was awarded the first Nonprofit Support Award from our Volunteer Recognition Breakfast. For many years, she was the past Executive Director of a local humanitarian nonprofit and strives to make a difference in the local communities. To honor her own milestone of hitting 50 years of age, she wanted to rally her friends, colleague, and the community to help her help others.
“The impetus for doing this is to fulfill an inner feeling of service; to make a difference that matters, to help others in ways that they wouldn’t necessarily be able to do for themselves,” Madeline stated. “I’ve long preached that we each can do something in our current surroundings, in our own community and with those we associate with to make a difference. It really means a lot to me to practice what I preach. [Helping others] seemed like a natural extension of who I am and what I value. I feel a deep compassion for those around me who struggle to find work, health, housing, and other opportunities.”
Madeline picked Habitat for Humanity as her nonprofit of choice for her birthday donation.
“I value the relationships with the staff and some of the volunteers that I know from Habitat for Humanity. I truly appreciate the work they do. [They] help humanity have a place to call home – a safe, clean, and comforting place to call home.”
She believes that to be able to bring the community together for a few hours to help make someone’s home a better place to live is a small way to make a difference. She wants to provide a spirit of compassion, of love, and dignity for the families on September 8th. Ms. McDonald hopes that they can leave the day knowing that she and her friends did something good for a family in need.
Madeline McDonald currently works in the Ogden School District as the Community and School Partnership Facilitator. She leads a team of amazing folks, Family and Youth Specialists, who work in some of the most impoverished schools. She works closely with students and their families to deal with the gaps left from intergenerational poverty, including food, housing, clothing, health and dental care, school supplies, and much more. Ms. McDonald continues to work relentlessly to keep students in school in order to help them thrive so they can graduate and go to college.
ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF WEBER AND DAVIS COUNTIES
Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Their vision is to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” This organization helps build and repair homes for those in need living in Weber and Davis Counties. They are currently raising funds for the Guzman family, a single mother and her 6 children. For more information, please visit the website at www.habitatwd.org.
ABOUT HABITAT OGDEN RESTORE
The Habitat Ogden ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement thrift store and donation center. They sell gently-used and brand-new items at a fraction of the original cost. Proceeds go towards building and repairing homes for families in need who are living in Weber and Davis Counties. To learn more about the Ogden ReStore, please visit habitatwdrestore.org. Anyone can shop, donate, and volunteer at the Habitat nonprofit store.
Maria Rague, Marketing Director