Eagan, Minn., (June 7, 2016) — Today, CaringBridge marks 19 years since the first CaringBridge website began, and that huge milestone is being celebrated with a summer giving campaign. Beginning June 7 through June 15, CaringBridge asks supporters to join them with a financial gift, honoring the stories and connections that happen on CaringBridge every day.
The campaign features two generous matching gifts donated by anonymous friends of CaringBridge. The matches double donations received on June 7 and 8 up to $15,000 and June 14 and 15 up to $10,000.
Hundreds of thousands of families depend on CaringBridge to connect them to their communities for strength and support every day. Today, there are more than 600,000 websites on CaringBridge that are visited by millions of people around the world each year, and a new CaringBridge site is created every 7 minutes for someone in need.
“As a nonprofit, CaringBridge relies on donations to allow anyone facing a health journey the ability to connect with their support network,” said Liwanag Ojala, CaringBridge CEO. “Thanks to donations, millions of people and their families no longer endure these challenging journeys alone. Rather, they’re surrounded by the strength and love they need.”
A donation to CaringBridge keeps these personal websites free and available for any family facing a health crisis. Nearly 90 percent of all funding comes from the people who have experienced the power of CaringBridge firsthand. To learn more or make a tax-deductible contribution, visit www.caringbridge.org/give.
CaringBridge is a global nonprofit social network dedicated to helping family and friends communicate with and support loved ones during a health journey through the use of personal websites. Our mission is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. CaringBridge is cost- and advertisement-free, with nearly 90 percent of all funding coming from those who have experienced the power of CaringBridge firsthand. Since its founding in 1997 by Sona Mehring, more than half a million CaringBridge websites have been created. Combined, they have received two billion visits. For more information, visit www.caringbridge.org.