Many of you who follow this blog have been wonderful supporters of the While We're Waiting ministry to bereaved parents. In fact, you've watched it grow from the very first retreat we had in April of 2011 to where we are today, doing 8-10 completely booked WWW events per year in multiple locations, and on the verge of embarking on a major building project. You can see pictures of the proposed While We're Waiting Refuge and find out how you can be a part of that project by clicking here!
But tonight I wanted to let you know about a unique opportunity to support the ministry of WWW financially.
Tomorrow, on Thursday, April 2, from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm, nonprofits from around the state will be participating in an event called Arkansas Gives. On that date and during that 12 hour period, a percentage of any donation you give to a participating nonprofit through the Arkansas Gives website will be matched by a $250,000 pool of money made available by the Arkansas Community Foundation. WWW will be one of the nonprofits you can donate tomorrow. If you've ever thought about making a donation to While We're Waiting, tomorrow would be a great time to do so, because your gift will be maximized!
Here's what you need to know:
-- The donation must be made on April 2nd between 8 am and 8 pm
-- The donation must be made on the Arkansas Gives website (not the WWW website)
-- There is a minimum gift of $25 and it must be made by credit card or debit card (Visa, Mastercard, or American Express)
-- Your donation will be fully tax deductible
-- You will receive a tax receipt by email immediately from Arkansas Gives
-- You do not have to live in Arkansas to donate
-- All funds raised that day go directly to WWW; the only fees taken out are those charged by the credit card companies
-- Click here to go directly to the WWW page on the Arkansas Gives website!
One more thing! As I said above, we are in the early stages of building the While We're Waiting Refuge ... a retreat center specifically designed to meet the needs of bereaved parents. If you donate $2,500 or more to WWW either during Arkansas Gives or at any other time in the weeks and months ahead, we have some exciting incentives for you ... including the option of naming a specific area of the WWW Refuge in memory of your child, one-time use of the Refuge by your family or organization, and a few other special things. If you would like more information about how you can become a sponsor of the WWW Refuge, please click here and we'll get you fixed up.
We hope you'll choose to support While We're Waiting on Thursday, April 2nd!! Thank you!