When one looks at the charitable donations made by Dick DeVos and his family, quite frankly, it is hard not to be impressed, amazed, and in awe. It is hard to believe that one man and one family have done so much but it is true. The family has given billions of dollars toward many worthwhile causes that are near and dear to their hearts. In their mind, it is the right thing to do, without a shadow of a doubt. They don’t second guess it. They follow their gut and they know that if the shoe were on the other foot, someone would help them out. They believe in the good of people and they try to live that out, each and every day of their lives.
Dick DeVos is a person that has a heart of a gold, a personal touch, and is a real people person. He cares about people and wants to do all that he can to help them out in any way possible. He knows that a little bit goes a long ways. The family works together and everyone has their part and their division when it comes to helping out. They know that one person can’t do it all by themselves and everyone has to pitch in and do their part to make the world a better place.
Some of the causes they have given back to are education, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Christian nonprofits and these are just to name a few. Everyone that has spoken about the DeVos family says that not only do they help out with money, but they are very hands-on, easy to approach, kind, and very generous with their time. They don’t just write a check and call it a day. Their work isn’t done. If they can offer any counsel, wisdom, or guidance, they are more than happy to do so and have done so many, many times.
That is why the DeVos family sleeps well at night and they are happy with themselves when they look in the mirror, each and every day. They don’t do it for that reason, but it does feel good to be able to help others out, give back, and make a real difference in the world. Now, more than ever, the world needs it. Every little thing, as I’ve said, makes a big difference. There is no such thing as a small donation. When you are talking about big donations, major change can occur.