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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.
Did you know that there are over 60,000 single mothers in the State of Utah? Many of these mothers face serious challenges as they attempt to provide for their children's needs. The job is huge and often very frustrating for the harried mothers.
I recently served as the co-chair and master of ceremonies for an event for The Bringing Hope Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to simply help better the lives of Utah's single moms.
Midvale Mayor JoAnn Seghini was the other co-chair. Mayor Seghini is herself a single mother and knows full well the challenge and difficulty of attempting to fulfill all of the needs of today's children.
Brent Bishop, founder and chairman of Greenbacks All-A-Dollar, started The Bringing Hope Foundation about four years ago. In looking at the demographics of his business, he was aware that his company's primary customer is a woman with children. He could see how hard they worked and sacrificed to make a comfortable life for the children.
The full-day seminar was held at the downtown Salt Lake Community College campus. Seminars were presented on a wide variety of topics that will assist the single moms in such areas as financial planning, budgeting, time management, stress and pressure control, parenting, communications, workplace skills and a variety of topics from area resident experts.
It was obvious that all of the participants have a strong desire to improve their lives and the lives of their children. They were grateful for The Bringing Hope foundation and to Greenbacks All-A-Dollar for simply caring and offering to help face the monumental challenges of raising a family. Brent Bishop is another Utah businessperson who feels a need to give back to the community. He knows that his business that is now flourishing in eight Western states is successful because of loyal customers. This is his way of saying thank you and cementing relationships.
"Bringing Hope." What a great name for a foundation that is doing just that for many single mothers in Utah.
For Zions Bank, I’m Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.