Thanks to our generous donors who give financially and in-kind to support our work with some of the most overlooked people in our community. Our donors are a vital part of our work, helping change lives and serving as advocates for change. Below are brief "spotlights" on some of our donors; if you would like to be  listed here, please email Ginny Hizer at ghizer@FranciscanMinistriesInc.org.



Donor Spotlight - Sandra Faith Hall of Faith Financial Advisors


When did you get involved with this organization?
Two years ago, Franciscan Ministries' executive director, Elaine Ward, spoke at the
Rotary Club of Northeast Cincinnati of which I am a member.  Prior to this I had never

heard of or been aware of the organization.

What attracted you to the cause and to Franciscan Ministries in particular?
What truly spoke to me was when Elaine spoke about Tamar’s Center and the women who have been exploited through human sex trafficking.  When people hear these stories, I think they believe that this happens to “other people”.  After Elaine’s presentation I shared with her privately that when I was in my early 20’s I almost became a victim of sex trafficking.  I thank God that even though I was unable to see what was happening, others around me did and were able to intervene.  Many individuals are not so lucky.  As I listened to the stories, I knew that it could have been me they were talking about.

In your opinion, what is the most important work that this organization does and how does our work fit with your personal values?
I really love all the work they do – as I started financially supporting the ministry, I learned about the other services they provide through the newsletter.  I believe we are called to serve, especially those in need.  I believe we are blessed to bless others.  I believe FM does just that.

What motivates you to stay involved and how have you benefited from being a donor?
I get to see the funds I donate put to such great work.

What would you like others to know about donating?
Today more than ever is a time for us to be generous with one another.  Money is not something to hold onto – Giving is something we “get-to” do!


 
Donor Spotlight - Lisa Gear of Lunatic Fringe


                                               Lisa has been a donor since 2015, supporting our Haircuts from the Heart program.

                                              When did you get involved with this organization?
                                              I first got involved while attending the Paul Mitchell Cosmetology school back in    

                                              2008. The school would send student volunteers, and I fell in love with the idea.

                                              What attracted you to the cause and to Franciscan Ministries in particular?
                                              FM is one of the 2 main organizations we work with.  The other is with a local   

                                              women's shelter helping domestic abuse & human trafficking survivors.  Both

                                              organizations help the underserved feel better about themselves and lead to a

                                              better life.



In your opinion, what is the most important work that this organization does and how does our work fit with your personal values?
Haircuts From the Heart is such an important service for the community.  Any time we can lift someone up in the hair industry, we should do it.


What motivates you to stay involved and how have you benefited from being a donor?

What would you like others to know about donating?
From my volunteering days I experienced the value that FM adds to people's lives.  I also know as a salon owner the expenses involved in keeping equipment in proper working order as well as maintaining sanitation and styling products.  From the day we opened at Lunatic Fringe, we knew we would continue to support FM.

​​Our Donors