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Type in any amount HERE to donate online! Or send a check to “The Best Day of My Life So Far of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia”, 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Philadelphia PA 19107. We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity organization, and your donations to us are tax-deductible. Our organization is run by volunteers; the services we offer to older adults are high quality, in demand, free to participants and proven by research to significantly change older adults’ health and lives – we need your help to carry on our important work. Every dollar goes back into programming and services. Thank you for your generosity!

 

Our 2017 Funding Priorities

Thanks to our dedicated team of donors and volunteers, we are pleased to share that we have recently completed the production of the following resources and materials after years of hard work. In 2017, we are asking for your help to fund their distribution and content management through social media campaigns, community events and professional seminars.

1. Digital Story Library – to honor and preserve older adults’ legacies and histories for future generations. (Seeking corporate sponsors in the arts, culture, humanities, history, education sectors)

2. Integrated Story Submission and Health Tracking Program – one tool with two jobs: for existing groups, new groups and public readers to contribute stories to our library AND monitor transformations in intergenerational relationships and older adults’ health. (Seeking corporate sponsors in the health, communication and technology sectors)

3. Conversation Starter Toolkit – for public readers to begin more meaningful conversations and relationships with the older adults in their lives. This kit includes a teacher’s guide, to help teachers distribute the kit easily in high school and college settings. This kit will also be the basis for our community events. (Seeking corporate sponsors in the youth, family, communication sectors)

4. Group Starter Toolkit – for more venues nationwide to run our signature group-based storytelling program which is endorsed by AARP and internationally published research to deliver cognitive, health, psychological benefits for participants and volunteers. This kit will also be the basis for our professional events. (Seeking corporate sponsors in the older adult health and wellness sectors)

Donate $30 or more to get original artwork

Our featured donor gift currently is our handpainted watercolor e-cards – we will email you one e-card every month of 2017! Donate $30 or more by Dec 31, 2016 to get all 12 watercolors. If we receive your donation in 2017, we will send you the remaining watercolors from the date of your gift onward.

 

Meet the artistic duo behind the e-cards

Every watercolor is handpainted with love by professional artist Alyssa Abel, and draws inspiration from an original Best Day quote; each quote is handpicked by editor extraordinaire Madi Garvin from a story that an older adult told in a Best Day storytelling group. Fun fact: best buds Alyssa and Madi have been volunteering for Best Day since high school! Hear their very own Best Day story HERE.

 

Get extra perks – and get your workplace involved!

$50 or Higher:

We will add on Benita’s Guide: “How to Have More Meaningful Conversations with Older Adults” featuring 4 steps, 16 tips, and 3 measures of success that you can use anytime, anywhere.

$100 or Higher:

We will add on a signed copy of The Best Day of My Life So Far storybook. AARP Foundation President opens the storybook with this message, “The words of these stories bring back the past, but more important than that, they fulfill our common human need to be heard, to be listened to, to connect. This inspired program, represented so movingly in this storybook, provides a safe environment for older adults to tell their stories, and the benefits are myriad.”

$150 Level or Higher:

We will add on corporate level perks to your company or a business you support. Email us at info@bestdayofmylifesofar.org or call 267.908.6922 to talk about options. Let’s chat about how connecting with Best Day can improve your company’s brand and help you reach more customers, or how Best Day’s storytelling methods can improve your employees’ intergenerational communication skills with each other and with your customers.

 

Meet our generous donors

Visit our Donor Wall to meet the generous people and companies who make our work possible. We love you more than words can ever express – thank you, Donors!