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Every day we are inspired by what the power of community can do. Beyond the many testimonials that express the emotional impact their Lotsa Helping Hands communities have had on the caregiver and those supporting them, there are the numbers: members have volunteered for almost 3.5 million tasks, including more than 1.7 million meals delivered and over 400,000 rides provided. Recently we added another valuable resource when we partnered with GiveForward to allow communities to raise funds for the often unexpected expenses that come with medical emergencies and long-term caregiving. In just a few weeks, nearly 50 families have raised more than $80,000!
We heard from people like the Loughlin’s, who set out to raise $50,000 to help pay for mom Debbie’s treatment for her Stage 3 breast cancer and her son Kyle’s recently diagnosed brain tumor. And the Foreman family is raising funds for their daughter, Jamie’s, fight against a rare lymphatic disease. GiveForward provides personal fundraising coaches to all members to help them reach their goals.
At the end of the day, this is what the power of community is all about: friends, family and loved ones coming together to support one another during a difficult time. If you are in a community today where the family being supported is facing financial struggles, consider trying GiveForward. We wish you and your Lotsa community all the best.
From our Community to yours,
Hal Chapel, Co-Founder & CEO
8 Spring Pick-Me-Ups for Tired Caregivers
Our friends at Caring.com posted an inspiring blog post just in time for spring, full of new seasonal opportunities for giving yourself (and your relative) a lift.
Kidney Cancer Awareness Month
March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month. Look to the Kidney Cancer Association for all of the resources and information you need to know.
Lotsa Tips — Get the Most out of your Community
Read our tips below to learn how you can get the most out of Lotsa Helping Hands. And if you’re looking for more ideas for your Lotsa Community, head over to our How it Works Page, or contact our Member Support Center to get your questions answered!
1. Get Started with an Open Community — If you are organizing events in your neighborhood, or want to volunteer in your local community, an Open Community can help. Open Communities are a great way to help multiple families in need in your local town or neighborhood. Learn more about Open Communities.
2. Search for an Open Community at Lotsa — Want to volunteer in a local Community but not sure where to start? Head over to our web site where you can search for Open Communities in your local town or neighborhood. Enter your zip code or city/state. If you don’t find one, new Communities are being started every day so search again soon or leave your name with us.
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