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Donors advance possibilities with a variety of approaches.

Donors who generously support The Children’s Foundation do so in many different ways and forms, but what they have in common is that they are vital to The Foundation’s growth and impact. From crowdfunding to corporate sponsorships, thank you to all those who help The Foundation advance the health and wellness of children and families.

Jim & Diane Carr, Just Giving, Crowdfunding Platform

Last year, Trustee Jim Carr and his wife Diane supported The Children’s Foundation through its Just Giving platform, also known as a crowdfunding campaign. Having unexpectedly lost their son, David, this was a way for them to invite family and friends to honor his memory and support a cause important to them. On their Just Giving page, Jim and Diane requested that donations go to a memorial fund to support mental health. They shared the link on social media, which helped generate funds from their networks.

Asked if he had advice for someone considering a peer-to-peer fundraiser, Jim offered, “It’s important to include a brief, compelling story about the purpose of the fundraiser. Why are you doing it and why is it important to you? Also, select one or two really nice photos to help relay the message.” He and Diane were moved by the wonderful comments people made on the page as they donated to support the cause.

Cathy Hasse, Shower of Love

Since 2001, Cathy Hasse and three childhood friends have hosted the Shower of Love event in support of Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s clothes closet. The clothes closet holds a supply of new clothing, shoes, blankets, pajamas and more, that is sent home with patients in need. In more than 20 years of hosting the event, Shower of Love has raised nearly $1 million to help children in the Detroit area.

“This is a unique way to give back to the community for a worthwhile cause. Shower of Love helped countless children over time and continues to be a fulfilling activity that has made our friendship that much more special.”– Cathy Hasse, Founder

Mark Smith, CMO, Northwestern Mutual – Troy

With time, talent, and treasury, Northwestern Mutual -Troy creates social impact by supporting initiatives that help to improve pediatric cancer outcomes. The financial services company does this by partnering with select organizations; this includes supporting The Children’s Foundation, particularly its pediatric oncology research Focus Area. Oftentimes, this includes Northwestern Mutual – Troy’s participation as a sponsor for events, choosing those that the community, financial representatives, and clients can get behind.

“To us, it is more than putting money behind an event– it is involving others in the event to educate on why it is so important to support the cause. These are investments in the community and if we can introduce our clients, financial representatives and friends to join us in giving, we can help grow funds to support important causes.” – Mark Smith, Chief Marketing Officer, Northwestern Mutual – Troy

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM) and its subsidiaries. NM and its subsidiaries are in Milwaukee, WI.

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