Georgia Girl Makes Generous Donation to OBHC

On December 28, 12-year-old Maddie from Georgia made quite a statement when she so graciously made the decision to donate her extra Christmas money to Baptist Home for Girls, Madill. In the letter she penned herself, attached with a cashier’s check of $635, Maddie expressed her desire to help other girls have a safe place to live and grow.

Here’s what she had to say:

“To whom this may concern,

Hi my name is Maddie and I am 12 years old. I received extra money for Christmas and wanted to donate it to the Oklahoma Baptist Home for Girls. I live in North Georgia, but I was born in Oklahoma. While my family lived in Oklahoma my dad hosted boys from the Boys Ranch on our property. I remember my dad teaching the boys how to hunt and fish. It helped them so much. But I wanted to donate to this charity because I understand how much this money can help all the girls who are in difficult circumstances. To be able to help girls just like me have stable homes and normal lives means alot to me. Merry Christmas and happy new year!


Maddie is a humbling example of selflessness, not because of the size of her gift, but because of her sacrifice. In Mark 12 and Luke 21, we see the story of the poor widow. Jesus saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury before noticing a poor widow who put in two coins, worth only a few cents. He gathered his disciples and said in Mark 12:42-44, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything – all she had to live on.”

Thank you, Maddie, for being a shining light to those around you and for your generous gift!