Throughout my life and especially during the creation of this book, over 800 people reached out to support the development of my book. In an effort to pay it forward, I am sharing the profits from my book with several organizations and schools in my community. If you would like a portion of your order to be donated to one of these organizations, please add their promotional code at checkout.
The ALS Association is an American nonprofit organization that raises money for research and patient services, promotes awareness about and advocates in state and federal government on issues related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
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St. Francis de Sales School is a Catholic elementary school delivering an exemplary education to students of all faiths and backgrounds. We have an outstanding reputation for serving minority and immigrant communities. Today, our school proudly enrolls an incredibly diverse student body of over 500 children from 43 different countries in and around the Philadelphia area.
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Malvern Prep, located in Malvern, Pennsylvania, is an Independent, Catholic college preparatory school for boys in grades 6-12. Founded in 1842 by the Augustinian Order, the school is committed to the Augustinian values of Veritas, Unitas and Caritas, meaning truth, unity and love. Your donation will support the growing football program, committed to teaching the boys the importance of brotherhood, honor, sportsmanship and health.
The church of San Massimo is located in the hometown of my late husband Francesco. The church dates back to the late sixteenth century, and houses the wooden statue of the Madonna of Pagliara. The church suffered structural and interior damage by the earthquakes that hit the Abruzzo reign on April 6th 2009. The community continues to raise funds to restore the damage, and your donation will add the people of San Massimo to restore this historical building.
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The mission of Best Day of my Life So Far is to reduce senior isolation and promote intergenerational engagement through storytelling. Senior isolation is the root cause of a range of health issues, from depression, weakened immune systems and to premature death. Best Day began in 2009 in Philadelphia. Your donation will aid the organization in developing additional programs for seniors.
The main campus at Divine Providence Village provides residential care to ninety-six women in a one-level complex. The facility includes six two-wing residential buildings in a family like setting. Each residential facility wing contains four two- bedroom units, and common kitchen, dining, recreation, and storage areas. Other structures that are on the main campus include a Chapel with separate Chaplin's quarters, a multipurpose building, a food service building, an administration building.
Interdisciplinary teams at the Village provide an array of services both on and off campus, including: 24-hour nursing care, medical and dental services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, behavior therapy, direct care services, social services, activity services, program services, dietary services, housekeeping services, maintenance services and volunteer services.
For over 36 year, I have worked with the residents here, and continue to do so today. For many, their families have pasted on, and my fellow co-workers are now their family.