One of the most inspiring pieces of the Share the Stimulus campaign has been seeing how people are choosing to pledge their stimulus checks to help those in need. When you fill out the pledge form, we simply ask for a few details about yourself, how much of your check you plan on sharing, and finally, how and why you’re choosing to give.
While many people have already received and spent their stimulus checks weeks ago, we’re still receiving pledges of generosity from people around the country.
One recent pledger, Emily Maguire of Denver, Colorado, shared that she and her husband have chosen to use some of their stimulus dollars to support immigrants and refugees in her hometown of St. Louis through the work of All Nations.
Unfortunately, like in most crises, this pandemic has taken the biggest toll on the most vulnerable people, one of these groups being refugees communities. All Nations is a St. Louis based nonprofit dedicated to serving this vulnerable sector of their community.
Their mission is to “promote the love and message of Jesus Christ, helping refugees and immigrants of all ages eliminate impediments to the full expression of their unique gifts, allowing them to thrive in their new environment and escape the feeling of displacement.”
They accomplish this by developing intentional relationships with adult immigrants and refugees, helping them plan for and overcome barriers when it comes to pursuing their dreams in a new country. They’re also dedicated to making a multi-generational impact through their youth development program, that “champions each child as they work towards the person they are destined to become.”