CaringBridge Launches Holiday Giving Campaign

Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation challenges CaringBridge to raise $100,000 on Giving Tuesday

Eagan, Minn. (December 3, 2019) – CaringBridge kicks off their holiday giving campaign with a challenge to raise $100,000 on December 3, Giving Tuesday. If CaringBridge raises $100,000 in a single day (December 3), the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation will donate $100,000 to CaringBridge. CaringBridge is the global nonprofit social network that helps people connect with family and friends during a health journey.

With the donations of generous supporters, CaringBridge offers free personal websites allowing communities to rally around people on health journeys. The platform gives patients and caregivers a free, private, and secure place to update friends and family, ask for help and get support and encouragement. Nearly 90 percent of all CaringBridge funding comes from the generosity of people who have used the network themselves to share their own health journey or the journey of a friend or family member. Since 1997, donors have supported nearly 800,000 CaringBridge websites that have received a combined 2.2 billion visits.

“Our donors and supporters fuel the work that we do at CaringBridge,” said Liwanag Ojala, CEO of CaringBridge. “Their financial support allows millions of people to be connected and find hope, healing, and community through some hardest times of their life. We are so grateful for our supporters who allow so many people to have that source of comfort.”

The giving campaign continues with a series of match opportunities from generous friends of CaringBridge. The year-end giving campaign runs through December 31, 2019. To make a tax-deductible contribution directly to CaringBridge, click here: https://www.caringbridge.org/give. You also can donate through Alexa and Amazon Pay by saying "Alexa, make a donation to CaringBridge." For more details about all donation methods, visit www.caringbridge.org/get-involved/ways-to-give.

About CaringBridge

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 nearly 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 serviceseducation, 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.

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