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Donor Spotlight: Bonnie D.

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Although she now lives across the globe in China, Bonnie D. is one of NHR’s longest-running sustaining donors.  We recently asked her some questions about her experience and why she contributes.

What kind of impact do you believe that NHR has on our community and the city of New Haven?

This type of organization is so important for New Haven–it’s a safe, friendly place for children to come and develop their reading skills. The community needs more of these types of places, and they need to have sufficient resources!

Why did you choose to become a Sustaining Donor, instead of making a one-time donation?

I have heard from friends working at non-profits that while one-time donations are good, regular donations (even if not that much at a time) are much better because they allow long-term budgeting as it’s a guaranteed income source.  So, I do all my donations as monthly donations.

What impact, if any, do you feel that your gift to NHR has had on you?

As I started giving monthly to New Haven Reads, I also became inspired to start volunteering again helping children read.

If you could describe your experience with NHR in one word, what would it be?

Community.