At the beginning of September, we found ourselves with a very interesting opportunity. An anonymous person (we will call them our early - very Secret Santa) who came to us with a proposition, so unlikely to happen to little ol' us, we had to consider it. We were approached with a "dollar-for-dollar" match, for the whole month of September. This came to us at a most opportune time, as our coffers for DNA Kits, that supports our "Best Genes You'll Ever Wear" program, were getting quite low. As you all know, we here at ARSS really strive to be able to "pay it forward" and "give back" to a community that are just not as able to do DNA testing, as others. Our Secret Santa, saw our Facebook page and just jumped right in. We all want to take a moment and truly thank you. Thank you for supporting us, and for supporting our cause and for helping us to move forward.
We also really need to take a moment and thank those of you, our ARSS community, who participated as well. You all are the driving force behind what we do. You are the ones who give, sometimes just $5 bucks, and that's ok!! Five dollars or five hundred, it's giving and that's what counts. So a big shout out to our Triad community. It shows us is it is truly thriving.
So Secret Santa, we don't know if this is the last time we will see you - but if it is, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you for your huge heart, for understanding our cause, and for reminding us that anyone can be an angel. As John Bunyan has said "You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you". That to me is the true meaning of giving.