Have you gazed at cloud formations and used your imagination to visualize objects? Maybe you’ve seen galloping horses, flying fish, or smiling puppy dogs. Summer is the perfect time to reflect on your ingenuity and think outside of the box! At The WARM Place there are many creative ways to give and support our program that have nothing to do with getting out your checkbook. Today, we’d like to mention a few of these creative ideas:
In-Kind Gifts– Next time you’re at the store, could you pick up an extra roll of paper towels or container of lemonade mix? If that sounds easy, visit our website to see all of the needed items on our Wish List. This opportunity is a great project for children and local organizations, as well as individuals. Your in-kind donation helps The WARM Place save money on basic expenses which allows us to continue to provide our grief support services at no charge to the families in our program.
Recurring Gifts– Could you afford to contribute $25 per month to The WARM Place? That monthly gift would total $300 for the year which would allow us to mail over 600 postcards to WARM Place children! Monthly giving is a great way to make a BIG impact via smaller monthly gifts. Setting up an online recurring gift is a convenient way to give and is the new “Go Green” method that many of our donors are enjoying! Simply enter your information on the donate page of our website to set up the amount and frequency of your gift!
Volunteering Your Time– Volunteers are a tremendous resource at The WARM Place! It’s an ideal way that YOU can make an impact in your community and in the lives of children at The WARM Place. We have multiple volunteer opportunities available–to learn more about them click here!
Employer Matching Gifts– A match is a simple but powerful way to boost your donations to The WARM Place! It’s also a great way to get your employer involved in a cause that you are passionate about! Talk to the HR representative at your workplace about this fantastic giving opportunity!
Memorials and Honorariums– You can commemorate the life of a loved one or friend by making a memorial or honorarium donation to The WARM Place. Donors who make memorial and honorarium gifts are sensitive, thoughtful, caring people who want to recognize someone special in a meaningful way.
AmazonSmile– Do you like to shop on Amazon? Did you know that by choosing The WARM Place (What About Remembering Me Center, Inc.) as your charity of choice on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to The WARM Place! Click here to start supporting as you shop!
Have fun getting creative to make a BIG difference in the lives of children and families at The WARM Place! Thanks to YOUR creative generosity, no WARM Place child will ever grieve alone.
-Marcille Clark, Development Associate