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Dear Share The Care group member,
As the holidays approach, I’d like to take a minute to acknowledge everyone who’s ever been a Share The Care group member. As a member you’ve done hundreds of jobs: errands, meals, driving and accompanying your friend to doctors appointments and treatments. You‘ve kept businesses going, build wheelchair ramps, held fundraisers and moved a family from one home to another. You were there through all the stages of their illness making many of their wishes
come true. You’ve made a REAL difference in someone’s life.
Now we have an urgent need to ask you to do one more thing: make a contribution to Share The Care and help make a difference in the lives of hundreds of other people!
While you were busy we’ve also been working hard establishing sharethecaregiving, Inc. (a 501c3 organization) Our mission is to bring Share The Care to an even wider audience and teach people how they, like you, can make a profound difference by turning offers of “What can I do to help” into action. And in the past 12 months we’ve made some remarkable progress:
In June, we opened our headquarters in New York City establishing a professional presence in the non-profit healthcare community. This was made possible by a grant from the Bodman Foundation as well as your individual donations.
Our Web site has been steadily growing. We’ve been averaging 80,000 page hits a month
(up from 65,000 in 2005) and surging as high as 175,600 page hits in January 2006.
We’ve conducted trainings, presentations and lectures for professionals in Wisconsin, Colorado,
California and New York and are scheduled for others in New Jersey and Illinois for ‘07.
We now have satellite healthcare professionals in four parts of the country to make Share
The Care more accessible. (West Coast, Rocky Mtn. Region, Mid West and the East Coast.)
We’ve partnered with Jakoter Health Organizers and created a ready-made Share The Care Health Organizer and tote for groups to use (see our web site under Medical File).
Sharethecaregiving is now part of a brand new local organization launching in November –
The New York City Family Caregiver Coalition.
THERE’S MORE WORK TO BE DONE.
Our goals for 2007 are ambitious – and depend on support from people like you.
Provide salaries for staff positions.
Continue to expand programs to reach out to individuals, communities and health organizations across the country.
Create a ready-made Share The Care web site for groups via our home web site.
Reach and train more volunteers to help start Share The Care groups.
Make the Share The Care model part of the curriculum for nursing, social work and theological students in universities.
Establish Share The Care Stations in different parts of the country.
People give to organizations that support a specific illness. We need you to help us by supporting our organization because it supports all kinds of illnesses and conditions including helping the elderly.
Please help us keep the mission and dream of Share The Care growing. Your tax-deductible donation will help support the operating costs and costs of educational materials of sharethecaregiving, Inc. You can do this in your friend’s name or memory. You can make donations on our web site (www.sharethecare.org) under the “Make a Donation” button or send a check to:
551 Fifth Avenue – 28th floor
New York, NY 10176
Please be sure to include your name and address so we can acknowledge your gift.
HELP US TO CONTINUE TO TEACH OTHERS HOW TO
SHARE THE CARE.
Warmest Regards for a very Happy Holiday,
(President & Founder) and
The Board of sharethecaregiving, Inc.
PS: We invite you to send us your inspiring group stories and pictures for the web site.