Tuesday, May 5, 2009

It's official.

A sneak peak.....from tomorrow's edition.

New Council Voices Goals
May 5, 2009
By Analiz GonzÃlez Schremmer
(DALLAS, Texas)

The Buckner Voice Council, a group in their 20s and 30s, announced their goal to recruit 1,000 new Voice donors in 2009.

Voice donors commit to donating at least $25 a month to support Buckner programs.

David Slover, executive vice president of the Buckner Foundation, said that the Voice Council was set up to increase the ranks of a younger age group.

"We want to be able to reach out to a new generation who wants to connect with children and elders. Council members can connect with their peers through social networking sites and one-on-one interactions. We want young people to know that even though they might not be able to make very large donations, their donation of $25 dollars a month can change a life. And they can impact more lives by getting other people to make donations as well."

He added that Buckner is excited about the energy and creative ideas that will come from this group.

Margaret Elizabeth Perry, who serves as chair for the Voice Council, said her life was altered by the people she has served through Buckner.

"I am exhilarated by the idea of sharing the names and stories of children I have met with my fellow 'millenials' and urging them to partner with Buckner to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves [to] defend the rights of the poor and needy (Proverbs 31:8-9), she said.

Read the full story at http://www.buckner.org/enews/index.php/2009/05/new-council-voices-goals/.

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