CareGifters: Would You Help Us Give to Amy?


CareGifters: Would You Help Us Give to Amy?

Amy and her parents in 2010. Amy and her parents in 2010.

Through our CareGifters program, we fund caregiving solutions, one family caregiver at a time, as often as we can. We do our best to raise $500 to help a family caregiver in need.

We recently received a request for help from Amy (@tiredamy2007), who cares for her sister and her parents. Amy joined our community in the summer of 2011 and has joined our chats as often as she can. To learn more of her story, read Amy's blog.

In her CareGifters application, Amy details how she will use the money we can raise for her. Tell us about your caregiving situation. For whom do you care? How long have you been in a caregiving situation?
Amy: I am caring for my sister who has epilepsy. I also take care of my parents. They are in nursing home but I take them to all appointments and help with care. I have been caring for my sister for 9 months and Mom and Dad for 14 years. Tell us about your three most pressing concerns.
Amy: 1. My van's tranny is slipping; 2. Need a ramp for wheelchairs cause I am lifting them up; 3. Meds for me. How will receiving $500 help you?
Amy: I need to fix the van so my parents and sister can go to appointments -- we have appointments almost every day. I also am hurting my back lifting wheelchairs. Anything would help. I am desperate for companionship so hopefully I can get back to the chats and blogging.

We currently have $144.13 to send to Amy but I would like to send her $500. (We have $144 in the bank thanks to a generous individual who donates $25 monthly to our CareGifters program and because of another recent generous donor. Thank you so much for that!!)

You can help by donating via the donation button at the bottom of this post. Your donation is tax deductible as our CareGifters program is part of our non-profit organization, The Center for Family Caregivers.

No donation is too small (or too large for that matter!). Thank you so much for your generosity.

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