Eagan, Minn. – (November 30, 2020) – CaringBridge kicks off December with a month-long holiday giving campaign thanks to a generous gift from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. The Schulze Family Foundation will be matching donations made on December 1, Giving Tuesday, up to $100,000. Along with the gracious matching gift, the launch of the campaign will also include a virtual event.
The virtual event will take place on Tuesday, December 1 at 7 p.m. CST. Joining CaringBridge CEO Liwanag Ojala will be Emmy award-winning journalist Cathy Wurzer. The event will also feature heartfelt personal stories of CaringBridge users, Bernie and Leslie Goldblatt, who were diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this year.
Giving Tuesday is a global movement that encourages people around the world to do good. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Giving Tuesday event is more essential than ever as the power of connection and generosity have become increasingly evident.
More Important Than Ever
CaringBridge gives patients and caregivers a free, private, and secure place to provide updates to family and friends, ask for help and receive support and encouragement. The generous donations given to CaringBridge allow people facing a health journey the ability to stay connected with their loved ones and communities, which is one of the most essential aspects of the entire healing process.
“The importance of connection cannot be overstated, especially in these difficult times when the power of community is more relevant than ever,” said Ojala. “The help of our wonderful donors allows us to continue our organization’s goal of providing a safe space for people to receive love and encouragement. We are so grateful to our supporters who are truly making a difference in the lives of thousands of people by helping to ensure those navigating a health journey are not going through it alone.”
Holiday Appeal Specifics
The holiday giving campaign officially runs from December 1-31. Throughout the campaign, donors will have the chance to have their donations matched during four additional opportunities taking place on the following days: December 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 and 30-31.
To learn more or make a tax-deductible donation contribution, please visit www.CaringBridge.org/give.
CaringBridge is a nonprofit social network that helps people connect with friends and family during a health journey. Founded in Eagan, Minn. in 1997 by Sona Mehring, CaringBridge has made it simple and safe to offer or ask for support when it’s needed most. With more than 300,000 active daily users—CaringBridge offers simple tools for patients and their caregivers to share health updates and rally their community’s support. A health journey of any kind—diagnosis, injury, medical or behavioral illness, pregnancy complications or other experiences—is difficult to endure alone. CaringBridge is here to ensure that no one goes through a health journey alone. Learn more at www.CaringBridge.org.
About Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation is driven to improve the lives of others, particularly U.S. middle- and working-class families, through results-oriented investments in human & social services, education, and health & medicine with a special focus on the seven-county metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul and Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties in Florida. For more information, visit www.schulzefamilyfoundation.org.