Many of our individual donations come from the family and friends of people with CLOVES Syndrome. Our loved ones understand the importance of CLOVES Syndrome Community both as a support for those who are currently affected and as a force working for a better tomorrow through education and awareness. There are a number of ways to encourage giving among your friends and loved ones that will directly support CLOVES Syndrome Community.
Firstgiving.com is a site that allows individuals to create webpages easily to fundraise for their favorite causes. Just create the page and email the link to everyone in your address book. In addition to your story and information about the charity, each page includes a button that will allow the visitor to donate to CLOVES Syndrome Community using a credit card.
Firstgiving pages are extremely user friendly and those who have used it, have commented on how easy it is to do. Your family and friends have been wanting to help you, but may not be sure how. This is an easy thing you and they can do, and it makes a huge difference.
Correspondence with Friends and Family
If your family and friends exchange holiday cards or letters, this is a good time to let them know how important the work of CLOVES Syndrome Community has been to you. Or you can send an email request to your loved ones.
Birthdays, Raising Awareness and Special Occasions
Another option is to ask loved ones to make a donation to CLOVES Syndrome Community in lieu of giving birthday or holiday gifts. When a donation is made to CLOVES Syndrome Community listing an honoree, we make sure to inform the honoree as well as thank the donors. We are happy to help out by providing you with educational materials or fundraising ideas to share with potential donors, as a way to raise awareness.