One of the things I like best about being a team member here at Uptown Studios is the opportunity to work with nonprofit organizations that are making our communities better every day.
Last night my video team got to videotape an event at Mulvaney’s Building and Loan restaurant that benefitted Ronald McDonald House Charities. This organization offers free housing to families with children being treated for life threatening conditions.
Years ago I had the opportunity to meet a young woman who had a heart and lung transplant at Stanford University Hospital and her mother was staying at the Ronald McDonald House there. Her recovery was a long one and throughout it all, her mother was there by her side. Prior to her transplants, she was unable to do the things other kids could – run, jump or skip.
The evening that I dined with them, the young woman told me of their journey that day where they walked across the Golden Gate bridge – something she never thought she would ever be able to do – how magical it was – to be free of the burden of illness at last.
There are many other nonprofit organizations in our region that do the good work. Feeding the hungry, housing the homeless and helping those in need. Find the one that speaks to you and give.
As we move into the holidays, giving and doing good deeds are a part of what makes the season truly special.
If you don’t have any money to give, you can give through sharing on social media about your favorite nonprofits upcoming events, needs or fundraising campaigns – sharing is caring.
When thinking about your holiday giving #GivingTuesday is December 1 and of course donate to our sock drive for the homeless in our community through Loaves and Fishes https://uptownstudios.net/sock-drop/ that runs through Dec. 11.
Local nonprofits are gearing up now for the Big Day of Giving – May 3 http://sacregcf.org/index.cfm/impact/big-day-of-giving/ This is the biggest day of fundraising in our community and nonprofits can get information on how to make the most of this promotion, now.
Wishing you and yours a healthy, joyous holiday season.