Dog Days of Summer
 
Dog Days of Summer
Written By David E. Smith   |   08.04.17

While the weather is certainly giving us a reprieve from the normally oppressive August-in-Illinois heat and humidity, the dog days of summer are taking quite a toll on the donations necessary to sustain IFI.

The Illinois Family Institute relies solely on the support of generous individuals to accomplish its work. Summer, as usual, is a financially difficult time for us — yet our pro-family work and ministry does not slow down. These are very busy days, weeks and months here at IFI. In fact, I cannot remember a busier month of July than the one we just finished.

If you appreciate what we do and want to help support the mission of Illinois Family Institute, please consider this appeal for your participation. The easiest way to back our work is to become a Sustaining Partner (aka monthly donor). Donations ranging from $25 – $250 a month help us tremendously as it builds a predictable source of income we can count on. This equips us and strengthens us to fight in the public square for all of our families, and the values we cherish.

Sustaining Partners enable us to keep telling the truth.

The alerts, lobbying, cultural commentaries, special forums, videos and podcast all require money; and frankly, we need a considerable amount of it if we hope to be effective, to circumvent the deceitful media, and to counter the lies and the ugly agenda of the Left. A serious budget enables us to be more effective and to educate even more people. Moreover, recurring contributions mean that we can focus on the important work before us, and we don’t have to keep spending valuable time raising funds.

Your monthly donations are secure and flexible. You choose the amount you wish to give each month and you can change, or cancel, your pledge at any time. Sign up now and make your first donation by credit card online.

Throughout the year, we are engaged in projects, educating lawmakers and the Christian community and scheduling events that I sincerely believe will equip, encourage and activate Christians in our state, and make Illinois a better place for us and for our families.

We are working for a more decent society — one that cherishes, encourages, and protects religious and political freedom, and one that strengthens the most basic building block of any society… the family.

We are blessed to have a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” But our form of government has one key requirement: our participation. We need you to be involved with us to be a part of the solution.

Not only would we like to bring on additional full-time staff this fall, but we have three significant events are planned for the in September and October, and we need sponsors for to help underwrite our costs.

If you are not able to become a Sustaining Partner at this time, would you please consider making a one time donation today?

IFI is a non-profit 501(c)3 research and education organization. Contributions to our work are tax deductible. To make a secure online donation to help strengthen and protect Illinois families, click HERE.

You can also sign up to be a monthly “Sustaining Partner” by making monthly gifts to support our efforts to uphold marriage and family, life and liberty in Illinois.

Please make a gift today and/or become a Sustaining Partner.

Your support at this time is greatly needed– and greatly appreciated.

[Please click here to give your most generous gift; WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!]

Thank you for your love and kindness! I am,

Sincerely,

David E. Smith
Executive Director

P.S. Please prayerfully consider making a tax-deductible donation of $25 or $50. You may even be able to bless us with $500, $1000 or even become a sponsor of our annual banquet. Your donations will help keep IFI in public square contending for Jude-Christian values, and the production and distribution of our 2018 Voter Guide.

Please send your gift to Illinois Family Institute at the address below, or click HERE to donate online today!

Give by mail:

Illinois Family Institute
P.O. Box 876
Tinley Park, Illinois 60477

You can also donate by phone with your credit card by calling (708) 781-9328 during normal business hours.

We simply cannot do this important work without the support of people like you.

P.P.S. We are also always looking for a few good people to help share IFI’s work on social media, specifically on Facebook and Twitter. Simply put, we need to reach more people in Illinois and you can help us do that.

David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is Illinois Family Institute’s executive director.  He and his wife of 22 years are blessed to be the parents of seven children. David has been interviewed for numerous radio, television, cable programs and newspaper articles on topics such as marriage, broadcast decency, sex education, marijuana, gambling, abortion, homosexuality, tax policy, drug decriminalization and pornography. From 1996 – 2004, he worked as an aide to a City of Chicago Alderman.  During that time, he was a volunteer decency advocate for the group Citizens for Community Values of Illinois, filing 70 indecency complaints over a period of four years with...
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