Many friends have asked how they can help with the work that the LIV Foundation has set out to do. The fact is that the opportunities are too innumerable to list them all. Remember our mission is to provide assistance for the families of children who live with life-altering illness so they can focus on living their lives and loving their children unconditionally. Meanwhile, many estimate about 15% to 18% of children in the United States live with a chronic health condition.
The mission is challenging but not overwhelming because we know that the families on the journey of care need help and are appreciative of any assistance, any act of kindness that can help their families.
Here are the four simple ways you can help…
Number 1: Contribute to the LIV Beautifully @ CHOP Campaign. Help us help the CHOP Salon Services Team deliver some “Swag” over the holidays! You can do so by visiting us at http://www.thelivfoundation.org/events.html
Number 2: Like and share our blog and social media posts like this one. Therein we typically focus on providing information and resources intended to help families on the journey of care. This simple action may help a family in need connect with us.
Number 3: Check out the vendor links within our blog posts (Shop on Amazon and Help Families and Friends of CHOP). If you shop at Amazon, Blue Apron and other online vendors you can help us by clicking on the links embedded in our blog posts. We have established affiliate vendor agreements with several organizations and a small percentage of your purchase will go directly to the families that The LIV Foundation Serves. Alternatively, you can use AmazonSmile (https://smile.amazon.com/) is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
Number 4: If you or someone you know is on the journey of care, you would like to support our mission in some other way, or if you have questions reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Nieman is a Founder and President of The LIV Foundation and a financial services industry veteran. The best place to reach Tom is on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomnieman/ or email at email@example.com
If you want to learn more, need help or know someone who needs help check out the following resources:
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Department of Social Work and Spiritual Care: http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/social-work-and-spiritual-care/about
The LIV Foundation: http://www.thelivfoundation.org/
15 Dos and Don’ts for Helping a Friend With a Sick Child in the Hospital https://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-karin-l-smithson/conscious-relationships_b_4350876.html
How to Help a Friend Who’s Dealing With a Very Sick Child https://www.popsugar.com/moms/How-Help-Friend-Sick-Child-43084107