(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 17. Bette and I spoke with L’Tanya over the phone and chatted with her on Friday during our Sandwich Generation chat.

She’s completed her CareGifters application, explaining that the funds will be used hire an organizing and cleaning company. “Having the house clean and clear of clutter is the one thing I can do that I know will do what none of her doctors or medications can — make my mother feel better,” L’Tanya wrote.

In her application, she explained her three greatest challenges:

1. Maintaining a clean and clutter-free home.

2. Meal prep specifically for diabetics/cancer patients. My mother’s has such a poor appetite and rarely eats the meals I prepare. As a result, she continues to lose weight.

3. We have one car, a van in need of maintenance.

In an email to me today, L’Tanya wrote, “”She started cleaning (the closet) out, but ran out of energy. Organizing and clearing her closet clutter is the first place we’ll start.”

Today, we’re raising $500 to help L’Tanya, who will be our ninth CareGifters recipient. You can donate via the button below. You can donate as little (just $5) or as much as you can–we are very grateful for any contribution you make. After L’Tanya receives her $500, she’ll share how she used it and its impact on our websites (Caregiving.com and CareGifters.org) and on Your Caregiving Journey talk show. You can donate below.

CareGifters is operated through The Center for Family Caregivers, a charitable organization. We use PayPal to process your donation. (Please note: The Center for Family Caregivers does not currently have tax exempt status with the IRS so donations are not tax deductible.)

Thanks so much to all who help!!!




About Denise

I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched Caregiving.com in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

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