How One Business Owner Makes A Difference

"What Would Stop You?"
How One Business Owner Makes A Difference

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When Kathy Glass first got involved with Cope four years ago, she was impacted by the families she met. “I got to meet some of the families Cope serves,” she explained. “And it really touched my heart. I decided to do whatever I can to stay involved with this organization because they do the right thing.”

Kathy believes that Cope’s work of supporting families going through tough times is vital. “It’s important for parents to know that there’s someone there that can help. Sometimes in life, things change when you don’t expect it. You didn’t realize you were going to lose your job, get in an automobile accident or get injured at work. When you are living paycheck to paycheck, you aren’t able to plan for that.” Thanks to Cope, parents facing financial hardship can get baby formula, diapers or gift cards for clothing, groceries and medicine. In addition, if a family needs help beyond what Cope offers, we help connect them with other resources in the community. “You’re a one stop shop,” said Kathy.

Giving back to the community is important to Kathy. “One of the things my family always instilled in me was to always come up with a way to give back, whether it was volunteering or financially helping. So for me, it’s an everyday part of living. It makes me feel good to help other people; it makes everyone feel good to give someone a leg up or a helping hand.”

"If you can change someone's life for the better, what would stop you?"

"If you can change someone's life for the better, what would stop you?"

Kathy supports Cope because she knows her donations help families in Napa thrive. “I don’t hesitate to write my check and to help do whatever I can to support them. I’ll tell anyone that will listen to me about Cope Family Center because it’s the best!”

As a business owner, Kathy appreciates that her employees can come to us if they are ever in need. “After the fires, some of my employees came here and were helped and benefited greatly from everything that Cope could to offer,” she said. “It’s important for other businesses in the community to be involved with Cope. They can change people’s lives with one small contribution. If you can change someone’s life for the better, what would stop you?”

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This story is featured in our 2017 Impact Report. You can view the full digital report to learn more about Cope's impact and read more featured stories like Kathy's.