Be a Champion! Help me teach older adults to tell the stories of their lives!: Donate: Donate what you can afford! $100 (or more?) $50? $20?
How do I translate for you, what $100, $50, $20 will do to
help me help others to tell the stories of their lives, creating valuable
written memories of their experience-filled lives for family, friends, the
human community? I could tell you about dear 97 year of Fran,
who showed up at my workshop faithfully for three years. She passed away this year and I and her family and friends miss her. But thankfully, because she discovered the "easy way to write and share the stories of her life," her family, her fiends, (and lucky me) have a chapbook of a few of the stories of her life. Fran's story is just one of the many with whom I've shared both my workshops and my Remembrance Writing 101
(The Easy Way to Write and Share the Stories of Your Life).
Why am I asking for your help? You know what? I live on limited income, despite my late-date Masters from Harvard (not a great econ right now for hiring older adults), and without your help, I can't do much more than continue showing up each week at the one workshop in my town.
With your help, with your $100, $50 or $20 donation, I'll be able to expand these workshops throughout California, and New Mexico (because I've lived in both), and then, well, why not? To towns and cities throughout the nation. I want to put my Remembrance Writing 101 books in libraries; give them freely to prisons, to returning veterans, to older adults, to high schools and universities. I want to train folks to teach my workshops in their own hometowns, so that, like a grand and wonderous wildflower garden, the stories of that span some hundred years will, like drawings on the walls of a cave, live as long as there is the printed word.
Like all founders of small not-for-profits, I need help: for books, for materials, travel and venue expenses. But why should YOU help me? Because in becoming a Champion of Remembrance Writing, you'll be encouraging unknown numbers of people to discover the easy way to write life-stories that will encourage us, inspire us, make us wonder, laugh, cry, and tell, one story at a time, what it means, really, to be human.
I know these are hard times for many. I know you'll help if you can. What can you afford? $100 (or more?) $50? $20? When you donate, I only get a notice with your name. So, when you donate, be sure and e-mail too, (firstname.lastname@example.org) so I can personally write to YOU, and say thanks, from the bottom of my heart: for all those who have yet to write the stories of their lives, and all those, thanks to you, who will.