August 17th is National Nonprofit Day, which recognizes the goals and positive impacts nonprofits have on their communities.
Although daily life at David’s House looks a little different currently, our staff has continued to work tirelessly providing care every day while navigating changing protocols and restrictions to keep everyone safe. We have been blessed that our residents and staff have remained healthy during these times and our supporters have continued to find ways to support us through monetary donations, food and cleaning supplies, and prayer.
Working at a nonprofit can be a lot different than a for-profit job. And each nonprofit can be vastly different from the next. So, we asked David’s House staff what their experience has been like working at a nonprofit and here are some of their answers.
What’s your favorite thing about working at a nonprofit?
“The family-like atmosphere!”
“The feeling that I am making a difference for others.”
“Working at David’s House is never boring. Schedules are flexible. Each day is very unique. Some days are challenging, but most days are happy and fun either working on projects behind the scenes or spending time with residents. That’s the best part of my day when I am able to spend time with the residents.”
What’s one thing about your nonprofit you wish more people knew?
“Most people have no idea how great the need is for what we do and that if we could receive more funding we could impact so many more individuals who need help.”
“How much time and care we give to each resident, as well as the love we have for them all.”
“When you work at a nonprofit you really do make the world better. Our work at David’s House directly impacts lives of the residents by providing quality care, a safe and secure home environment, with fun activities which foster fellowship and build relationships.”
“In our case, we are dependent on staffing our homes 24/7, 365 days a year. Donations are important to help us provide appropriate staffing and care, even during a pandemic.”
What accomplishment or moment are you most proud of from this past year?
“Our direct care staff continuing to work during COVID. Also, being able to take residents to the Lauren Daigle concert.”
“Successfully restructuring in order to be more nimble and be better stewards with our finances.”
“Starting the LEAP program, and helping residents achieve their goals and dreams.”
“Just being able to watch the residents enjoy life at David’s House.”