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Thank You! We Sent $653.61 to Casandra

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On March 9, we began our latest initiative through our CareGifters program–to send $500 to Casandra, who cares for her husband, so she can pay her bills. On March 10, I was able to send Casandra $485.20. This morning, I sent another $168.41. In total, we raised $653.61. Thank you all so much for your generosity. Since I launched our CareGifters program in 2011 in order to help family caregivers in need, we’ve helped 12 ... Read More »

CareGifters: Give to Casandra

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Through our CareGifters program, we fund caregiving solutions, one family caregiver at a time, as often as we can. This month, we’re funding solutions for Casandra, who cares for her husband, Marc. Our goal is to raise $500 to help Casandra and Marc. We were able to help Casandra last year but unfortunately her situation has become somewhat desperate. In her CareGifters application, Casandra details how they will use the money: “My most immediate need… ... Read More »

Two Fundraisers to Raise Money to Embrace Family Caregivers

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Our non-profit organization, The Center for Family Caregivers, works to embrace, employ and empower family caregivers. As part of our Empower initiative, we send $500 to a family caregiver in need as often as we can through our CareGifters program. To date, we’ve sent $500 to 11 family caregivers. We want to continue to help as often as we can. To help raise money for our CareGifters program, we’ve got two fundraisers happening. 1. Bracelets ... Read More »

Now Available: Our Loss Book

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Every time we release a book in our CareGifters book series, I think: Okay, this one is my favorite. Until the next one comes out. And, today, our Loss book is available and it really and truly is a favorite. In Loss, our eighth book in our CareGifters Book Series, we tackle the tough subject of loss. Seventeen family caregivers write about losses—their losses, their carees’ losses. As our authors share their losses, they don’t ... Read More »

Now Available: An Anthology: Help, Comedy, Forgiveness, Gifts

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Where can you get a helping hand, a good laugh, a healing touch and a comforting gift all in one place? Right here in our anthology. In An Anthology: Help, Comedy, Forgiveness, Gifts, we take your stories from our four previous books in our CareGifters Book Series and package them conveniently in one place. To purchase the eBook, which sells for $4.99, please go here. To purchase the print version, which sells for $16.95, please ... Read More »

What’s Been Your Toughest Decision?

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What’s it like to face and manage decisions during caregiving? @Trish, who cares for her brother, and @thpurplejacket (Chris), who cares for his partner, joined me for a discussion last week about decisions during caregiving. Trish also edits our CareGifters book series; our lastest book in the series is the recently-released Decisions. Trish and Chris also discussed their contributions to the Decisions book. What’s been the toughest decision you’ve faced so far during your experience? ... Read More »

Needed: Your Stories About Loss

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As you know, we launched an initiative in 2011 called CareGifters. Through CareGifters, we fund caregiving solutions, one family caregiver at a time. Whenever we can, we raise $500 to give to a family caregiver; the family caregiver uses the money to fund a solution for one (or more) of their challenges. We raise money for CareGifters through direct donations and through our CareGifters Book Series, which includes Help, Comedy, Forgiveness, Gifts, Love and Decisions. ... Read More »

Our Decisions Book Is Out!

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Decisions, our sixth book in our CareGifters Book Series, is now available for purchase as an eBook or in print. Facing a decision during caregiving can feel like standing in line for a roller coaster ride that looked so harmless 200 yards away. Easy peasy, you think when you glimpse the ride in the distance. As you inch your way closer, you realize what lies ahead of you: A high climb, a steep drop. You ... Read More »

Update from Gwyn: How Your Money Helped

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Last night, Gwyn (@gwyn) joined me on Your Caregiving Journey. You can listen to our show via the player, below. In April, we raised money through our CareGifters program to help Gwyn. She’s using the money to pay for home care as she explores options, like a reverse mortgage, to pay for her mom’s care so she can continue to work her full-time job. Gwyn spoke about the struggle to pay for help so she ... Read More »

Thank You! We Sent $500 to Casandra

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Update: I sent $500 to Casandra this afternoon. Thanks so much to all who helped! We’re raising money this week to help Casandra, who cares for her husband. We’re at 25% of our goal, which means we are $380 away from reaching our goal. To help us reach our goal and send $500 to Gwyn today, we have an anonymous donor who will match any donations we receive. Our goal is to raise $190 today! ... Read More »

When You Give, You Give Hope

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This morning on Your Caregiving Journey, @tstallone joined me for Table Talk. You can listen to our show via the player, below. Teresa shared her caregiving story, the challenges she encountered in trying to help her mom get better and the importance of getting to know her mom as she is now. It’s been a long road for Teresa and her mom and, as you know, those long roads can be difficult to stay on. ... Read More »

CareGifters: Giving to Casandra

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Through our CareGifters program, we fund caregiving solutions, one family caregiver at a time. This month, we’re funding solutions for Casandra (@comicvixen), who cares for her husband, Marc. Our goal is to raise $500 to help Casandra and Marc. In her CareGifters application, Casandra details how they will use the money: “If I can obtain funds to get transportation help that would help me tremendously because it would free up more days for me to ... Read More »

Thank You! We Gave to Gwyn

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Thank you so much to all who donated to help Gwyn, our tenth CareGifters recipient. We raised $500 in 10 days and Gwyn now has her money to help pay for the care she needs to keep her mom home. I’ll keep you posted on when Gwyn will join me on Your Caregiving Journey to share her story. Through our Our CareGifters program, we provide family caregivers the opportunities to resolve their most pressing needs. ... Read More »

It’s Gwyn’s Day! An Anonymous Donor Will Match Today’s Donations

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We’re raising money this week to help Gwyn, who cares for her mom. We’re at 65% of our goal, which means we’re only $175 away from reaching our goal. To help us reach our goal and send $500 to Gwyn today, we have an anonymous donor who will match any donations we receive. Gwyn and I had a discussion on the site a few weeks ago about the financial difficulties of caregiving. She currently receives ... Read More »

CareGifters: Giving to Gwyn

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Through our CareGifters program, we fund caregiving solutions, one family caregiver at a time. This month, we’re funding solutions for @Gwyn, who cares for her mom. Gwyn and I had a discussion on the site Sunday night about the financial difficulties of caregiving. She currently receives two hours per day of help from Medicaid and pays for the remaining help out of pocket. “I have a full time job that doesn’t pay very well,” she ... Read More »

Needed: Your Stories About Decisions

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As you know, we launched an initiative in 2011 called CareGifters. Through CareGifters, we fund caregiving solutions, one family caregiver at a time. Whenever we can, we raise $500 to give to a family caregiver; the family caregiver uses the money to fund a solution for one (or more) of their challenges. We raise money for CareGifters through direct donations and through our CareGifters Book Series, which includes Help, Comedy, Forgiveness, Gifts and Love. (You ... Read More »

Our Love Book Is Out!

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Love, our fifth book in our CareGifters Book Series, is now available for purchase as an eBook or in print. The book features the poems, essays and artwork of family caregivers who turn love into a coping strategy. These family caregivers write of their love, remembering how they fell in love years before caregiving arrived and reflecting on how they stay in love long after caregiving stays. Our book features love from all perspectives—between siblings, ... Read More »

Still Looking for Love… Stories, That Is!

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The latest book in the CareGifters Book Series, “Love,” is shaping up nicely! We have several new contributors which is very exciting and means to me the book series is growing. Denise and I have extended our publication date so we can include even more of your stories. (In case you’re wondering who the heck I am and why I’m posting about the book, I’m the editor of the series). We could use your stories, poems, essays, photos – anything ... Read More »

Needed: Your Stories About Love

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As you know, we launched an initiative last year called CareGifters. Through CareGifters, we fund caregiving solutions, one family caregiver at a time. Whenever we can, we raise $500 to give to a family caregiver; the family caregiver uses the money to fund a solution for one (or more) of their challenges. We raise money for CareGifters through direct donations and through our CareGifters Book Series, which includes Help, released in February, Comedy, out in ... Read More »

The More Open You Are, The More You Help Others

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L’Tanya, who joined me today for Table Talk, shared the above insight as she spoke about writing on her blog, Caring from the Middle. You can listen to our show via the player, below. L’Tanya cares for her mom as she and her husband raise two sons. They moved in with her mother two years ago because of concern about her mom’s falls. A household of five means a house too full so L’Tanya used ... Read More »

Now Available: Your Gifts Book

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A word search puzzle book. A scanner. A black pot-bellied pig. Money. A basket of treats. A voice. Being. Honesty. Perspective. Two rings. A break. Support. A picnic. Thirteen years. Friendships. Hard to imagine that these could fit into a box covered with wrapping paper and topped with a bow. But they were. And, when given, they became more than mere presents but gifts that leave a life-long mark of love, of belonging, of healing. ... Read More »

CareGifters: We Gave to L’Tanya

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(Update: We gave to L’Tanya! I sent $500 to L’Tanya today, November 12. Thanks so much to all who gave! You guys are great. L’Tanya will join me for Table Talk on Saturday, November 24, at 10 a.m. ET. Listen here.) Through our CareGifters program, we fund caregiving solutions, one family caregiver at a time. This month, we’re funding solutions for L’Tanya, who cares for her mom while raising her two sons, ages 7 and ... Read More »