National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is a time when people around the world celebrate the caring nature and the giving spirit of their communities. Here in Southwest Florida, the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Southwest Florida Chapter celebrated the employees that do the good work of nonprofits, the boards of directors who guide the missions, the volunteers who give of themselves, the philanthropists who share their financial resources, and the companies and foundations who lend a hand. The annual NPD luncheon was held on November 12, 2019 at Michael’s On East.
Harvest House chose to recognize volunteer and philanthropist Kim Niemann for her consistent dedication to our mission. Kim has been one of the most devoted and compassionate people to work with over the past five years. After recovering from an alcohol addiction, Kim finds that giving back helps her stay sober. She volunteers weekly at the Harvest Food Pantry and takes donations through her business as a personal organizer to give clients high-quality clothing and accessory items, helping to restore dignity. Using her bubbly personality and influential connections, she coordinates meaningful experiences for clients including sober-parties, bra-fittings, and formal dinners. She knows the needs of our community and goes above and beyond to meet them, without anyone ever asking.
Her selfless giving inspires us on a daily basis. We’re lucky to have dedicated supporters like her!
For more on this amazing annual event that kicks off the season, check out these links:
- National Philanthropy Day hopes to inspire a world of future givers – Herald Tribune
- NPD Photo Gallery – Herald Tribune
- National Philanthropy Day Recognizes Local Leaders – Sarasota Observer