What are you doing on Tuesday, November 28?
That day is GivingTuesday—a global day of giving where people all over the world come together to support their favorite nonprofits.
What would you do if you had 5 hours of respite one day from your caregiving responsibilities? Would you catch up on some reading, take a nap, visit with friends, or schedule appointments?
This year, Dementia Support Northwest is participating in GivingTuesday!
Our goal is to secure funding support for our sliding scale scholarship program, providing 85 hours of respite care at our Lynden and Bellingham social respite programs (Old Friends Club) for one month in 2024. This initiative is dedicated to supporting two care partners in our community whose financial situation prevents them from accessing respite services. Our base fundraising goal is $1,584—about $18 per respite hour—but we’ll only reach that goal through the kindness and generosity of people like you. Will you help by donating one hour of respite, or $18?
Mail-in checks may be sent to:
2950 Newmarket St #210
Bellingham, WA 98226
“The Old Friends Club has been a wonderful addition to our lives. Shawn and Meghan are great facilitators and genuinely care about the participants. My husband loves going to the program and I love having the time to myself for two days a week. He has made friends within the group and I have made friends with the spouses, which is invaluable. It’s like our own little support group. I recommend this Club wholeheartedly and am grateful for it!”
-Linda, Care Partner
Old Friends Club empowers communities to cultivate joy in the lives of adults with cognitive challenges and nourish the well-being of family caregivers.
Other ways to get involved:
Add GivingTuesday to your calendar!
Follow us on Facebook! We’ll share updates and stories throughout the day about how much you and others in our community are making a difference.
Spread the word by telling your friends, family, and coworkers why you’re passionate about empowers communities to cultivate joy in the lives of adults with cognitive challenges and nourish the well-being of family caregivers.. Then, invite them to join you in making a difference.