Why I Give: Ingjerd Omdahl, a Project HOPE Supporter Since 1989
Are Her Reasons for Giving Like Yours?
Project HOPE: Ingjerd, you’re a HOPE Lifter, one of our generous group of supporters who give on a consistent basis to save lives around the world. What got you interested in this special way of giving?
Ingjerd: Yes, Project HOPE sent me something in the mail about this monthly pledge program, and it sounded very convenient. So I decided I might as well pledge some money every month. Project HOPE is nice enough to send me a reminder every month, and that helps. I think it’s a convenient way for me to put my money where it will do good.
Project HOPE: How do you like knowing that your gifts multiply 2 times, 10 times, 50 times, even 100 times or more in impact?
Ingjerd: I give whatever I feel I can each month, so it’s nice to know that what I do give is doing as much good as possible for people who need help.
Project HOPE: How did you find out about Project HOPE?
Ingjerd: I got a letter in the mail, and I thought that Project HOPE sounded like a very good organization. I liked the idea that Project HOPE is saving lives in other countries around the world. It seemed like a very worthwhile organization.
Project HOPE: What in particular drew you to Project HOPE?
Ingjerd: I have a publication that rates various charities. So I checked and I found that Project HOPE spends the vast majority of its funds on programs that help people, and keeps overhead costs low. I was impressed by that. This is a good, solid organization.
Project HOPE: What does it mean to you personally to know that you’re saving lives around the world?
Ingjerd: I’ve been very lucky in my life, and I feel that I owe something … that I should give something back. When I give to Project HOPE, I feel that it’s a nice thing that they’re doing so much to save lives, and I like knowing that what I give really helps the people who need it.