Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation Issues Million Dollar Challenge
San Antonio businessman and philanthropist, Harvey Najim, has generously offered to double gifts totaling up to $500,000 that are received through September 30, 2009. This means- with the matching funds from The Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation- your gifts will go twice as far, help twice as many people, and provide double the life-changing services!
When asked if the current economy played a factor in his decision to issue this challenge, Mr. Najim stated, ”The fact that we are in an economic downturn means that there are more families who need these services,” but he was optimistic as he continued, ”I have seen homeless families with minor children stay together by utilizing the Transitional Living and Learning Center as a new beginning to getting back on their feet. They learn the basic essentials of being on their own and are able to become self-sufficient.”
Mr. Najim is known for his deep desire to help those in need, especially children. His wish to give them a chance in life and his wisdom regarding the challenges facing homeless families is revealed as he reflected, “Unfortunately, most of us see the world the way we live – and not the way it is. We live in a great country – and we cannot let families with children live under bridges and in cars. We cannot walk away from them and not let the children live the American dream.”
SAMMinistries President and CEO, Navarra Williams, expressed his appreciation for Mr. Najim’s commitment. “Typically, we see a decrease in giving during the summer months. Harvey’s support during this time is so important to our work. This summer, thanks to The Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation Million Dollar Challenge, friends and donors have one million additional reasons to help over the next few months. Thank you, Harvey, for your support! You are a true friend to the homeless of San Antonio.”
Please consider giving a gift during this very special time period to help make the dreams of children in dire need become a reality!