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Nobody likes getting older… but we do LOVE Birthday fundraisers!

By Jeffrey Amos

NOBODY LIKES GETTING OLDER, BUT IT’S A FACT OF LIFE!

On September 25, 2020 I turned 46. I had seen a number of my friends on Facebook holding “Facebook Birthday Fundraisers” for various causes but never gave it a second thought. But then it hit me… what if I were to do a Facebook Birthday Fundraiser for Kerry’s Place Autism Services?

It was just four days before my birthday, on September 21, that I set up the fundraiser and the donation page. I explained the role of Kerry’s Place Autism Services, how they have been instrumental in supporting my brother and providing him with a high quality of life for decades, and that donations allow funding for services above and beyond what is provided by government funding. Facebook also has a process whereby people who donate receive a tax receipt for their donation. I set a very modest goal of $250.00 in light of my late start and was worried about it… but by my birthday only 4 days later, 4 of my Facebook friends and I had donated the total of $250.00. In hindsight, I wonder why I didn’t do this before! If you are on Facebook and Kerry’s Place has provided services and support to your family member, consider doing a birthday fundraiser.

ALTHOUGH I ONLY RAISED $250.00, THIS COULD BE EXPONENTIAL IF WE ALL TOOK THE TIME TO DO THIS!