In every nation around the world, we find cultures that set aside special days of celebration. These days are as varied as the cultures themselves, but what they all have in common is that they serve as a way to remind the society at large of what’s truly important.
So it’s heartening to see that Americans have so fully embraced Valentine’s Day. In our day-to-day lives, it can be easy to take our loved ones for granted or forget to show our appreciation. Weighed against everything our loved ones do to support us, a single day hardly seems like enough.
That may help explain why Americans spent more than $19 billion dollars on Valentine’s Day last year, a figure that will likely be exceeded in 2019. That’s a staggering amount of love and generosity. It made us wonder: What if, this year, we showed some of that love to those who need it most?
When Love Needs a Little Help
Many of our earliest relationships with other people are formed within our families. When those relationships are healthy and strong, we learn who we are, how to live with other people, and how to support the people we care about. But sometimes it’s not so simple.
Sometimes families struggle. Sometimes the people who model relationships for us are a part of the problem. Abuse, addictions, and even a lack of education can all play a role in creating situations in which families aren’t able to form healthy bonds.
That’s where Families First comes in. For more than 180 years, we’ve helped families in need by providing care, hope, and guidance. We’ve helped to save marriages, keep families together, and break cycles of abuse. And we’ve helped thousands of people become better parents, spouses, sons, daughters, and people.
When you donate to Families First, you help us accomplish this mission—and build healthier bonds of love in our whole community.
The Gift That Keeps Giving
Not only does your donation help our community, but it makes a perfect gift for your loved ones. A gift to Families First will certainly last longer than flowers and candy, and shares the love you’ve found with the neighbors who need it most.
Donate today, and help us build better relationships in our community. Because the perfect way to observe Valentine’s Day is with a gift that lasts all year long.