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Dorothy Day: Warm | Will Power quote 67

Written for Philanthropists

“Charity is only as warm as those who administer it.”

Dorothy Day

Charity is about much more than donating cold cash, shares, or bonds. Whatever the causes we support, our desire to give comes from the warmth of our hearts.

We can create meaningful change through our philanthropy and volunteering. You may not administer the charity personally, but you can provide resources to those that do with compassion for the recipient.

About Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day (1897-1980) lived through the Great Depression and World War II. She saw firsthand how poverty, inequality, and lack of access to education crippled communities. She devoted her life to helping others.

In 1933, Dorothy founded the Catholic Worker Movement to provide the homeless and poor with food and shelter. She knew there was more to charity than just handing out aid – it had to come with kindness and understanding.

The quote comes from the April 1956 article, On Pilgrimage.

Care to share your warmth?

Your charitable gifts of time and money show your warmth.

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