Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Giving Tuesday

Yesterday, I said our Christmas Home Tour would be today. Obviously that's not happening. Two reasons: 1. I was looking at the wrong week in my planner when I was writing yesterday's post on Sunday night. 2. It's been raining here since Saturday and I've not been able to snap any photos of our outside decor. So...Christmas Home Tour NEXT Tuesday, as was originally the plan, just overlooked by yours truly.

On to today.

Today is Giving Tuesday.

Our country spends so much time, energy and money between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, why not encourage to extend that effort all the way to Tuesday and give back!

The hospital where I work has a Charitable Foundation that sponsors multiple programs all benefiting individuals and families within our own community.

In honor of Giving Tuesday, today only, thanks to generous contributors, it is Double Your Donation Day! Each donation made today, will be matched 100% up to $15,000! If there was ever a day to give to a wonderful organization, today is the day!

Among their programs, is The Angel Garden which holds a special place in my and Stephen's hearts. This program started earlier this year as a means to help help families after the early loss of a baby. I wrote about this program just a couple months ago, you can read that post here.

While Stephen and I were financially able to take care of expenses on our own after our loss in July, there are many families who are not able to meet such unexpected needs. Once you've experienced a loss of your own, your heart just breaks and grieves for others who have gone through the similar circumstances. (I first shared our story in August with this post.)While I PRAY that no one reading this ever experiences what we went through this Summer, it's comforting to know that there is a program available locally to help families struggling through such devastating times.

If you find it in your hearts to donate, please do it today! If you're looking for an organization to contribute to, please consider the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation, where every dollar will be matched today only. You can view all the programs sponsored by the Foundation here, just click on the drop downs on the left of the screen.

To give, please click here and select the fund you'd like for your donation to go towards.

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