Bootstraps is able to award scholarships and loans solely through the generosity of our donors. One of our donors, a small foundation from Denver, made it possible for us to award a $3,000 continuing scholarship to an Evergreen High School graduate from 2012. I called her today to tell her she was the recipient of the award. Her response: "Oh my gosh! You made my day!" And best of all, because she was fortunate to receive assistance from Bootstraps throughout college, she will be graduating a semester early!
I love my job because I get to give great news to young people and let them know that a complete stranger cares enough about them to give them a hand up!