Last weekend there were a bunch of us in one of my moms groups that held a yard sale to help another member afford her cancer treatments. There was such an outpouring of support for her and her family, it was unbelievable. From the donation of the yard, to the donations of things to sell, cash donations and time spent from volunteers running the sale. Altogether $1500 was raised for this family, which amounts to about three months of treatment.
All it took was one courageous woman to ask for help and for another to make good on her idea.
From our yard sale last year.
There are so many ways to help someone in need. One way to help is to start a GiveForward page. GiveForward.com is an organization that focuses on helping families in need due to a medical crisis. You set up your fundraiser and spread the word for people to donate. However, their administration fees are covered almost entirely by donors, meaning that approximately 99.5% of the funds raised go directly to the beneficiary.
They have also started a brand ambassador program to help them spread the word about their mission to give others unexpected joy. I can't tell you how excited I am to be a part of the over $107 million raised to help those in need.
So, will you GiveForward?
I was compensated for this post. However, all opinions are my own.