We All Have a Responsibility

Man sitting outside on the front stairwell of a house.

Brandon Strnad enjoys giving back to his community through monthly giving.

“I think we all have a duty, a responsibility to the community we live in.”

Brandon Strnad became a monthly donor at House of Friendship because of this belief – and because of the challenges he faced as a child.

“I had a rough childhood,” said Brandon. “I could have turned out a lot differently.”

When Brandon was in Grade 5, he was living with his mom, but it wasn’t a stable environment.

So when Brandon started getting established in his career as an electrician, he decided it was time to reach out and help others.

“I’m not rich by any means, but I can give back.”

After a bit of research, Brandon landed on House of Friendship.

“I had heard the name over the years, and when I looked at local charities, House of Friendship is one that stood out,” said Brandon. “All those years ago, I think my mom and I could have gone to House of Friendship for help, which is one of the reasons I picked it.”

Brandon said he enjoys monthly giving because it makes it easy. You set it up once, and then you don’t have to worry about it.

But more importantly, “it makes me feel good. I know that I’m helping people all year long.

“I’m not able to fix everything, but I’m doing something. These are people in my community, and they deserve any help they can get.”

Posted on: April 19th, 2024

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