Today I am 34 years old. Like I’ve done in previous years, I am
giving away my birthday for those who could use gifts a little
more. No expensive dinner, no bars, no trips, no new camera
gear—you get the picture. Instead, I am asking (if it is within
your means to give at this time) to please consider gifting a $34
donation (or less/more) or even $1 to support my campaign. Each
dollar you donate will yield a $2 match by an anonymous donor.
This means every dollar will have triple the impact.
My campaign is on behalf University Settlement Society of New
York, whose HEART program is a health and wellness program for
adults age 50 and over that provides age-sensitive physical
activity, creative expression, peer support and community
building. As I get older and witness my family getting older, the
more and more I realize the significance of health and wellness
and how many people lack the guidance to keep them active,
connected, and cared for as they age.
Your contribution to University Settlement's HEART program will
help over 400 seniors by providing 12 monthly health
seminars, more than 40 weekly low-cost arts and
wellness classes, and 7 weekly free health and fitness
groups. In 2015, 84% of participating older adults in
HEART reported better overall health, lowered blood pressure,
and improved mental health! Older adults, like many New
Yorkers, understand hard work and have worked all their lives to
provide and care for their families. With HEART, they have a
place where they can finally focus on their own well-being.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about University
Settlement and for any contributions are you able to make to help
support them. And if you can’t donate at this time, donating a
share on your social network(s) is just as appreciated and can
help me reach my fundraising goal.