Emily Seiple has been a member of our Circle of Support, our monthly giving program, since 2016, and we want to celebrate her generosity!
So, we asked Emily a few questions to learn why she gives to Serve Denton every month and learned a little bit about her along the way.
How did you first learn about Serve Denton?
I first learned about Serve Denton through Denton Bible Church. We have known Pat Smith, a founding board member, since he was the leader of our son’s Boy Scout Troop about eight years ago, and we have a tremendous amount of respect for him. We initially became interested in supporting Serve Denton because of his involvement.
How long have you been involved with Serve Denton? And in what capacity?
I have been involved as a Circle of Support member for two years and have also given in-kind donations whenever I learned about special needs (i.e. supplies for The Wheeler House, clothing, etc.). In the future, I hope to also get involved as a volunteer.
Why did you decide to start giving?
I enjoy helping people, especially those who are trying to get their lives back on track and become self-sufficient again. I’m not able to give large amounts of money, but have found that even something small such as new bedding for a single mom or child at The Wheeler House, can brighten their day a little and knowing that, brings me joy.
Why do you continue to give to Serve Denton every month?
I believe in Serve Denton’s mission to support nonprofits that open doors for people to become self-sufficient. By providing affordable office space for those agencies, in one location, more resources are available for helping people instead of paying high overhead costs somewhere else.
Having “one-stop shopping” for social services also makes it more convenient for people in our community to get the help they need, more quickly. By giving even a little to Serve Denton every month, it helps them with their financial planning.
What is your favorite thing about Denton?
I have lived in Denton 14 years and have found it to be a very friendly, welcoming community. There is a strong spirit of volunteerism in Denton, which I have not experienced in other cities where I have lived.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I have been married 39 years and have one adult son and two dogs. I am a former business education teacher, and now enjoy working part-time as an administrative assistant, which allows me to have more time and scheduling flexibility for volunteering, which is my primary hobby.
I grew up in Ohio and graduated with a B.S. in Education from The Ohio State University. Prior to moving to Texas, we lived in Georgia and Arizona.
Interested in Joining Our Circle of Support?
If you are interested in joining our Circle of Support, click the button below! We are so grateful for every single one of our members.
When you sign up, you will be added to our Circle of Support newsletter where you will receive the inside scoop about where your money is going before anyone else. This is our way of saying thank you for coming alongside our mission. You will also receive a few goodies to represent your membership.