Giving Tuesday Recap: Honoring My Father's Memory Through ALS Support

Giving Tuesday Recap: Honoring My Father's Memory Through ALS Support

This Giving Tuesday held a profound significance for me and our team as we channeled our collective efforts to make a meaningful impact in the fight against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). In 2018, I lost my father to this devastating disease, and since then, we have been committed to supporting the ALS Association through various initiatives, including monthly donations as part of the ALS Allies program. This year, our Giving Tuesday initiative took a special form — an Instagram story sale featuring gift boxes at discounted prices, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Give Big Pittsburgh Fundraiser for the ALS Association.

Why ALS?
My personal connection to ALS has fueled our dedication to supporting the ALS Association. Losing my father to this cruel disease was a painful experience that underscored the urgency of finding a cure and supporting those affected. Through our ongoing efforts, we aim to contribute to the crucial work of the ALS Association in research, patient care, and advocacy.

The Instagram Story Sale:
Harnessing the power of social media, we shared our story and mission through a series of Instagram stories. The sale featured thoughtfully curated gift boxes, each designed to bring joy and comfort during the holiday season. Our community responded with incredible generosity, purchasing the gift boxes with the knowledge that every cent would contribute to the Give Big Pittsburgh Fundraiser.

Our Ongoing Commitment:
Our involvement with the ALS Association goes beyond Giving Tuesday. We are proud participants in the ALS Allies program, making monthly donations to support ongoing research and initiatives. Additionally, we contribute gift boxes for donors and caregivers during Caregiver Awareness Month, recognizing the vital role caregivers play in the ALS community. Furthermore, a percentage of our overall sales is consistently donated to the ALS Association.

The Impact:
Thanks to the support of our community, we achieved [insert specific achievement, e.g., raising a specific amount of funds] for the ALS Association on Giving Tuesday. This accomplishment is a testament to the compassion and generosity of those who joined us in this important cause.

Gratitude in Action:
To everyone who participated in the Instagram story sale and has been a part of our ongoing efforts, thank you. Your support is not only a contribution to a cause; it is a tribute to my father's memory and a demonstration of solidarity with those affected by ALS.

Looking Forward:
As we reflect on the success of our Giving Tuesday initiative, we are inspired to continue our mission to make a positive impact. Let's carry the spirit of giving into every day, remembering the faces and stories behind the cause, and strive to create lasting change together.

Conclusion:
Giving Tuesday is a reminder that, collectively, we have the power to create positive change. Our Instagram story sale for the ALS Association was more than just a fundraiser; it was a personal journey of remembrance and commitment. Thank you for being a part of our Giving Tuesday story and for helping us make a meaningful contribution to the ALS Association's vital work.

In memory of my father and in solidarity with everyone affected by ALS, I thank you!

Love & Kinship,

Lauren 

Founder of Kinship

 

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