ATTN: NEW YORK CITY CAREGIVERS
Caregivers Outreach Ministry Empowerment, Inc.
Save The Date November 9th 2013
Caregivers Outreach 7th Annual Family Caregivers Award Luncheon
Master of Ceremonies: Julian Phillips/Motivational Speaker
Come be inspired!
Hope to see you there!
It was a day to reflect on the past, look to the future and honor the countless contributions volunteers make daily in every corner of America.
President Barack Obama and Points of Light Founder President George H. W. Bush joined dozens of service leaders from throughout the country at a White House event on July 15 to present the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award to Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton of Union, Iowa. Hammer and Hamilton are the founders of Outreach, Inc., which provides safe water, food, medical care and education to children and those in need at home and abroad.
“If the purpose of this award is to celebrate Americans who work to make our country and world a better place – not for their own advantage or for any ulterior motive, but just to serve, pure and simple – I cannot think of anyone more deserving than Kathy Hamilton and Floyd Hammer,” said President Obama, who also took a moment to honor youth service leaders like Yash Gupta of California, who earned a Daily Point of Light Award for founding an organization to provide eyeglasses to the needy.
The Daily Point of Light Award – established in 1989 by President Bush – celebrates the power of individuals, alone and working together, to spark change and improve the world. The White House event was attended by past Daily Points of Light from across the United States who were on hand to pay tribute to the award’s lasting legacy.
The event drew widespread national media coverage, and participation from thousands on social media. It was broadcast live by CNN and C-SPAN, and covered by national news outlets, including the CBS Evening News, the New York Times, USA Today and Politico.
President Bush, who continued his tradition of delighting crowds with colorful socks, introduced his son, Points of Light Chairman Neil Bush, praising him for his commitment to volunteering and service. Neil Bush lauded the ability of Americans to set aside differences and unite for a common purpose.
“Service is one of the things that truly brings our nation together. It transcends politics and addresses problems that government alone cannot solve,” he said.
Points of Light CEO Michelle Nunn announced during the event that The Walt Disney Company will become a founding sponsor of the Daily Points of Light Trust, continuing a legacy of support that began in 1991, when Disney hosted and celebrated the first 575 Daily Point of Light honorees. Disney’s support will help the Daily Point of Light Award move into the future with a special emphasis on honoring individuals and organizations that support and promote volunteering for kids and families.
“It was President Bush’s genius to put a daily spotlight on these individuals and actions that embody the very best of our nation,” said Nunn. “The award is an antidote to the dispiriting cynicism that too often pervades our news and our discourse. It reminds us that people care and that hope is the story — the true story of America.”
Dear Sheila Warnock – Daily Point of Light Honoree,
This Monday, July 15, will be a special moment for Points of Light and the entire service movement. President and Mrs. Obama will host President George H. W. Bush and Mrs. Bush at a special White House ceremony to honor the 5,000th person to receive the Daily Point of Light Award, which recognizes people like you who embrace the challenge of tackling a community need through volunteer service.As a past winner of this award, we would love to have you assist with the Points of Light social media campaign in support of the event. The goal is to show that there are people making a difference everywhere, in every part of the world.
Twitter: We are requesting that people tweet on July 15 about someone who has made an impact on their community or lives using the #mypointoflight hashtag.
Facebook: Copy the image above and post it to your Facebook page on July 15. “Tag” Facebook friends who have been points of light in your life or community, so the image will display proudly on their profile pages. And ask them to keep passing the image along, adding their own points of light.
Thank you for all you have done — and continue to do — as a Daily Point of Light!
With best regards,
Points of Light
A VERY HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOTED FOR HER DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.
Your efforts to help support the work ShareTheCaregiving are greatly appreciated. Please see the announcement letter below from Lady GODIVA.
SHARE THE CARE’S MISSION:
* Winning the Winter 2012 Prize for the Northeast will put Sheila and Share The Care, in the running for a $10,000 prize.
* From the Lady GODIVA website: From thousands of nominees, and thousands of votes cast, we’re proud to celebrate our Local Lady GODIVA Honoree. Each honoree will receive a grant of $1,000 toward her cause. At the end of the year, GODIVA will choose one Local Lady GODIVA Honoree and contribute $10,000 to her cause or organization.
Please thank your fellow group members, friends and family from STC as well.
We are proud to introduce our Winter Local Lady GODIVA Honorees: Emily Auerbach, Molly Breitenfeld and Sheila Warnock.
These incredible women are the final Honorees for 2012 and we want to thank you for all of your support during the first year of the Program. Through your votes and nominations, GODIVA is able to bring more awareness to these valuable causes and award Emily, Molly and Sheila with a $1,000 grant to further their good works.
Emily Auerbach is a University of Wisconsin professor who personally understands the importance of free education. She created and organized The Odyssey Project that has served more than 280 students by sharing life-changing skills and giving them the confidence to complete college courses and earn degrees.
Molly Breitenfeld created a faith-based group of women to visit homeless shelters and provide praise, worship and pampering for women to empower them and bring hope. Spark Ministry recently celebrated its fifth year and has completed 22 trips to different communities around the country from Seattle to New York.
Sheila Warnock founded ShareTheCaregiving in 2003, a non-profit that teaches ordinary people how to organize and maintain a caregiving group. The model is used in 48 states and nine countries. Sheila has trained thousands of healthcare professionals, clergy members and others to reduce caregiver burnout and costs.
Help us give these women the recognition they deserve. Share their stories today: http://the.ladygodivaprogram.com/Winter-Honorees
Thank you for your support and participation in the Lady GODIVA Program. Without you, our work with these inspiring women wouldn’t be possible.Sincerely,
Lauri Kien Kotcher
P.S. Stay tuned for an announcement in early March about our 2013 Local Lady GODIVA Program.
Dear Share The Care Supporters,
We have been touched by how people in New York, New Jersey and other communities severely hit by Hurricane Sandy have responded to the needs of their friends and neighbors. Across the U.S., funds are also being contributed to organizations best equipped to supply needed food, shelter and manpower.
This outpouring is a beautiful demonstration of why group effort is so critical. Real physical, financial, and emotional supports are needed not only in times of disaster but also year-round for care recipients, and their family caregivers. And especially for those who have no family nearby to care for them.
We daily hear stories of difficult challenges being met by Share The Care groups somewhere in the world. A special magic occurs when people come together to hold their first all-important meeting. The ongoing experience touches each heart in a profound way.
“My Mom needed 24 hour care…I was overwhelmed….I have three small children. My husband works long hours. All of my family lives on the East Coast. I had felt so isolated and alone.
I prayed to God to give me the strength to do it all, instead, he had my boss hold a (Share The Care) meeting. When I walked into the room, I knew my prayers were answered, for he had sent me an ‘Army of Angels.’”
- P. McHale
Our work is crystal clear: Make the model more visible and accessible for caregivers and their concerned friends. We are working through health professionals, faith communities and corporations. With the powerful word-of-mouth marketing that you and others can generate, and with your generous financial gifts, all things are possible.
Please consider a tax-deductible donation of $100, $500 or $1,000 to help us continue to grow and expand our reach and help more caregivers. If you are part of a Share The Care group, please consider pooling your funds to make one large donation.
GIFTS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS.
We also invite you to designate your gift in honor of a friend or loved one. You may donate through Network for Good online at: www.sharethecare.org or if you prefer by check.
Please make checks payable to ShareTheCaregiving/NCCI, and send to:
C/o The National Center for Civic Innovation – 6th floor
121 Avenue of the America’s
New York, NY 10013-1590
If you are involved in a Share The Care group, please tell us about it. We welcome your photos and stories for our web site, too. You can also visit and like us on:
Facebook (Share The Care)
We deeply appreciate your contributions to make Share The Care a caregiving solution for everyone, everywhere. We wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday season.
Founder & President
2012 Highlights and News
Share The Care is Island-wide thanks to Kauai Hospice Volunteers.
We led a training in January and Deborah Duda, STC Coordinator (left) and Lori Miller, ED of Kauai Hospice, (right) got the program rolling immediately.
The Share The Care Stations Program in Wisconsin is going great guns. Eight Stations are up and running, with four more planned for 2013. Claire Culbertson (left) with Greater Wisconsin’s Agency on Aging Resources is leading the pilot program. (See one of our Station Ads below.)
Share The Care™ will be featured in an upcoming caregiving issue of Natural Transitions Magazine
Click here to visit the web site: www.naturaltransitions.org
In June, the NYC Partnership 4 Family Caregiving Corp was introduced to the Corporate World. An Initiative of EmblemHealth, Share The Care was invited to be one of five founding members of the Corp.
Event at the American Cancer Society’s HOPE LODGE a residence for patients and caregivers in NYC for treatment.
Left to right: Sheila, David Pulli – Director of Patient Services, Greg Johnson – EmblemHealth Director Community Outreach and Marion Gambardella – Support Groups
We were a winner in The Marigold “IDEAS FOR GOOD” Contest and will get $5,000 toward the total overhaul of our home website. The contest is sponsored by Encore.org
Volunteers: Betty Himmelsbach (right) and Administrator Phyllis Walsman in our new space on West 19th Street.
Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO hosted a Share The Care Training for their medical professionals and established a Share The Care Station manned by Kathy McBee (featured in the video on OzarksFirst news web site) to help local caregivers and patients.
Share The Care Stations
SHARE THE CARE STATIONS are up and running in different parts of the country. Following our full-day Professional Training, a local organization can establish a Station so that caregivers and their concerned friends can access Share The Care information and get ongoing coaching and supports, from a trained volunteer or professional.
Share The Care™ ads, posters and flyers are available to create public awareness that group caregiving assistance is a phone call or web site visit away. These materials can be posted in local hospital waiting rooms, pharmacies, libraries, hospice, support group meetings, faith communities and community centers and more
For more information contact: email@example.com
Share The Care Stations Ad
We have just learned that Sheila has been selected out of thousands of nominees to be a Local Lady Godiva Semi-Finalist. Please take a minute to vote today (and everyday) through December 20th to help her win for Share The Care.
The Local Lady Godiva contest will award one Local Lady GODIVA Honoree
In each of the three regions each season with $1,000 toward their cause.
At the end of the year, GODIVA will choose one Local Lady GODIVA Honoree
And contribute $10,000 to her cause or organization.
You can also leave comments…please do, especially if Share The Care has made a difference for you or someone you know as it may inspire others who do not know Sheila to vote for her.
Thank you for your help!
Sheila is one of the winners of the Marigold “Ideas for Good”
Contest sponsored by Encore.org and Road Scholar.
That means ShareTheCaregiving will receive $5,000 towards a much needed rebuild of our home web site.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR VOTES AND CONTINUED SUPPORT.
To view all the winners in different categories Click here.
If you asked others to vote please click here to show them this thank you as well.
CLICK HERE to vote (you must be on Facebook to sign-in to vote): http://www.takepart.com/thebestexoticmarigoldhotel/voting/august
PLEASE NOTE: You can vote once every 24-hour period, not once per calendar day.
So if you vote on Tuesday at 2:30 PM you have to wait until Weds. at 2:30 PM to vote again.
Five winners (in different categories) this October, will receive a $5,000 grant toward their project.
A $5,000 GRANT would go to go toward the cost of a total revitalization of our home website www.sharethecare.org to make it easier to find exactly what you need if you are a caregiver or concerned friend, a health professional, a faith-based organization, or a corporation. If we win, all we would need is one last matching grant to get going.
The contest is conjunction with Encore.org and Road Scholar, Participant Media and TakePart.com. One grand-prize winner each month will receive an educational or service-learning adventure via Road Scholar. Let it be me!
A Night Worth Remembering.
The L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth Awards
December 8, 2011
Everyone at L’Oreal Paris made us feel like stars right from the get go, starting with hair and make-up sessions to ready us for our red carpet appearance and cocktails in the white marble mezzanine of the Hearst Towers building on West 57th Street in New York City. We were there to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the prestigious L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth awards that include a $10,000 donation (for her charity) to each of 10 Honorees who are making a difference in their communities. And one National Woman of Worth, selected via an online public vote, was to be announced at the end of the evening and brought with it an additional $25,000 for the winner’s charity.
As the event moved up to the 44th floor of the glittering Hearst Towers this elegant and poignant evening began with welcomes by Karen T. Fondu, the President of L’Oreal Paris and Michael A. Clinton, the President and Marketing & Publishing Director of Hearst Magazines. After dinner, each celebrity presenter introduced a video about one of the 10 Honorees. It was a thrill to meet Andie Macdowell, Julianna Margulies, Gayle King, Aimee Mullins, Pieper Perabo, Sade Baderinwa, Nina Garcia, Katie Cassidy, Points of Light CEO Michelle Nunn, and 2010 Honoree Lisa Williams.
Watching the honoree’s videos was enough to turn the audience into a human Niagara Falls so I was grateful to find a pack of L’Oreal Women of Worth tissues next to my place setting. It was a humbling experience to witness the range of positive change each woman has accomplished for her cause: foster care; education against bullying; single moms; homeless women veterans; nutrition for all, and much more. I don’t know how the judges were able to select the 10 of us out of the 2,100 submissions. Now, that must have been a tough job!
I was moved by the heartfelt introduction of my presenter, Aimee Mullins. Not only is she gracious and beautiful but she’s also a powerful inspiration to all women (and men) with overwhelming challenges – proof that they can be turned around when attitude and heart are in sync. If you’re not familiar with her personal story I urge you to GOGGLE her – she’s a world class athlete, model, actress, the newest L’Oreal Paris spokeswoman and a wonderful speaker.
When presented with my Tiffany silver framed award I took a moment to thank everyone and express how blessed I am to have a mission I love teaching people the profound benefits of sharing the caregiving. Having supporters in the audience made it all sweeter: Phyllis Califano Waisman, Volunteer Administrator and a friend from my early advertising days at Doyle, Dane Bernbach. Board Member and friend of 40 years, Eileen Brady. Eileen was also one of the pioneers of the first Share The Care group known as ”Susan’s Funny Family” and years later part of ”Cappy’s Brain Trust.” Arlene Jacks, Board Secretary and old friend was also on board to cheer me on.
As the evening closed, the Honorees crowded the stage as the National Winner was announced Gretchen Holt Witt and her organization Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Following the loss of her young son to cancer, Gretchen was determined to raise money for research and new improved therapies specifically for pediatric cancer. And she did, raising $400,000. Tears filled her eyes, our eyes, and the eyes of the audience yet again as she received her award.
We stopped for one last photo op at the wall art made from the Honoree’s photos. It felt great to spend an evening in a spotlight that illuminated our charities and our personal efforts towards healing some of the hurt, pain, and poverty in the world. I know we all departed WINNERS - BECAUSE WE’RE WORTH IT!
Thank you to:
Points of Light Institute
the film crew
and my presenter Aimee Mullins
A Night Worth Remembering.
A Night Worth Remembering.