By Lisa Ackerman
#Giving Tuesday has been a relatively new thing since 2012 having a wonderful impact on individuals with its main goal of promoting philanthropy.
The holidays can be a frantic time for all, especially for families living with autism. But, I have an idea. The old adage – the more you give, the more you get works really well during this time.
There are three ways to give more of yourself this #GivingTuesday:
If you are a friend or family member to someone with autism – show them you care. Please check out “Ten ways YOU can help a family living with autism”.
If you can, TACA needs help. We serve 45,000 families and add approximately 600 new families per month. Here are five ways to show love for many TACA families:
- Donate by making a donation in the child’s name
- Give a gift of appreciated stock/mutual funds
- Shop & Support for aides or tutors and family members
- Give a TACA + membership to a family in need
- SHOP through Amazon Smile
For details on how you can help by using any of these five ways to donate: https://www.tacanow.org/support-taca/ .
If you give of yourself on #GivingTuesday, please take a picture and share it via Twitter or Facebook with #GivingTuesday and @TACAFoundation on your picture. We want to share those incredible gifts and inspire others to do the same.
For TACA families who are overwhelmed by the thought of adding one more thing to the “to do list” and need help themselves, I am asking you to BE BRAVE. Share that YOU need help by emailing the link to this blog article, share your story. Send it to a family member, friend or neighbor asking them to participate in #GivingTuesday by helping your family. You will be doing the most important “give” of all by reaching out to others and promoting greater autism awareness.
It is easy to make a difference while enjoying the holidays. Thank you for being a friend to families living with autism. Remember, the more you give, the more you get.