Join us in sharing our Stories of Hope:
The story of Willow House is a compilation of every story of every Willow House family and this year, thanks to the generosity of families, we are sharing personal stories with you. Through these stories, it is our hope that you will experience the spirit that is Willow House and its families, that you will be inspired by their courage and be compelled in your end-of-year giving to help us continue to bring families together, to share and support one another in their grieving process and beyond… and to continue to share their remarkable stories.
Please join us in sharing with your family and friends. Here's how you can help:
Share! Click one of the share buttons located below, or on each story's page.
Send out an email to some of your contacts. Encourage your friends to share too!
Donate! Willow House services are provided at no cost to families. Our ability to serve more grieving families in the greater Chicago area is limited only by invaluable resources of people like you. Donate here. Thank you!
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What is #GivingTuesday?
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now we have #GivingTuesday, December 1st, 2015, a global day dedicated to giving back.
Where did the idea come from? The retail industry has long benefited from seasonal shopping that symbolically kicks off with “Black Friday” – a day that has since inspired “Small Business Saturday” and “Cyber Monday.” #GivingTuesday, then, serves as a celebratory, fully connected day to kick off the giving season, when many make their holiday and end-of-year charitable gifts.
It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.
Visit www.givingtuesday.org or contact us for more ideas on how you can use this day to support Willow House!
Shop and Support
As you begin making lists and checking them twice, consider making AmazonSmile your online source for purchases this season. The online retailer donates 0.5% of the price on eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charity of your choice—and Willow House is a partnering organization!
Supporting Willow House has never been easier thanks to AmazonSmile! Simply log on to smile.amazon.com and select Willow House as the organization of your choice. Then, go ahead and get all of your online shopping done with ease. AmazonSmile offers the same products and prices as Amazon.com—just with a charitable return. Thank you for including Willow House in your online shopping this season!
For step by step instructions on how to designate Willow House as your charity on AmazonSmile, click here.
“I firmly believe that as we look back on the pivotal, early years of our loss, it will be through the efforts of Willow House that we were able to move forward, not afraid to look back, fully understanding and accepting our loss.” - Willow House Father