Every person has a story. Sometimes we don’t realize, however, that what’s happened to us – or because of us – is phenomenal or that even the mundane is meaningful.
In fact, it’s actually quite common to take the events of our own lives for granted. Maybe we’re busy. Maybe we think other people have already heard something like it before. Maybe we simply don’t understand that what we’ve experienced or overcome is rare – and that other people want to know.
Telling our stories gives us power, though. It connects us. It can inspire others and even keep ourselves going. It changes things.
It may be hard to find your voice, but you start by using it. You don’t have to be eloquent. You don’t have to say much. You just have to share.
At Catholic Social Services, we see lives coming together and stories intersecting all the time in each of our seven programs. Caseworkers and clients. Volunteers and Food Pantry shoppers. Home-study writers and foster-care children. Families. Colleagues. Friends. Of course, we can never predict how events may play out or why they may be riddled with resilience or joy or even sorrow. But no matter what happens, lives change. Support the work of Catholic Social Services today!
That’s why we’ve set up a place where you can tell us your story. From here on out, you can find the form in our Blog — from either the dropdown menu along the top or the right sidebar, if you’re on a computer. You can even attach a photo, up to 5MB in a .jpg or .png format.
When you share your story with us, you can say as much or as little as you want. Here’s some ideas to get you started:
- Are you a client of Catholic Social Services who is now back on your feet and in your home?
- Are you a supporter of Catholic Social Services who decided to give back because your family once got help from an organization like ours?
- Are you a Catholic Social Services employee who notices the unsung work of a colleague and want to honor them?
We want to hear how we’ve made a difference in your life or in the lives of people you know. So we encourage you to take a few moments, find your voice, and share your story. We’re honored to listen.