By Sue Oreck, Hammer family member

Sue Oreck 1My name is Sue Oreck, and I am the sister of Jeffrey Orenstein who lives at the McGlinch house in Plymouth. Whenever I go over to Jeff’s house, I see the wonderful staff that cares for the six individuals who call McGlinch home. I also see the amount of upkeep that goes into these homes so that they accommodate everyone’s needs. For example, last year, donations were received to help replace all of the flooring in the home and provide new furniture and interior paint. These home improvements have a direct impact on Jeffrey’s quality of life and I’m so thankful for the generosity of so many.

All of these home improvements could not happen without our help. That’s why I think it is so important not only to give a once a year donation but to give throughout the year. The way I am able to do this is with tribute envelopes. Tribute envelopes are a wonderful and creative way to honor friends and relatives while at the same time support Hammer.

Sue Oreck 2I send in tribute envelopes throughout the year for birthdays, anniversaries, sympathy notes and recently to congratulate someone on their new job. Hammer then sends a personalized card to my honoree – the amount of the gift isn’t disclosed. Sending these cards creates awareness for Hammer, and for people with disabilities. Hopefully, those we send cards to will remember Hammer when it is time for them to remember someone’s special event.

Packets of tribute envelopes are available at Hammer, just stop by the central office in Wayzata or give them a call at 952-473-1261.

Hammer holds a special place in my heart and I will continue to help by sending tribute cards. To me, there is no better gift than the gift of helping others!