Perhaps you have personally experienced the death of a loved one early in life, or have observed the devastating affects it had on someone close to you. You are intimately acquainted with the challenges of grief.
Heart of Gold Ambassadors believe strongly in our mission. There are many ways to help grieving children:
1. Encourage donations on Heart of Gold Day – Each month we hold our Heart of Gold Day! They are fun and easy to remember - 1/1, 2/2, 3/3, 4/4, 5/5, 6/6, 7/7, 8/8, 9/9, 10/10, 11/11, 12/12.
Heart of Gold Ambassadors reach out in person or online to family, friends, neighbors, classmates and business colleagues in the days leading up to Heart of Gold Day! and remind them to donate on that day. They use Facebook, MySpace, email to pass around the word.
If you’d like to become a Heart of Gold Ambassador, please email us.
2. Holding Fundraising Events – As a Heart of Gold Ambassador, you or your organization develops a personal plan to hold a Heart of Gold fundraising event. You might invite family, friends, neighbors, classmates and business colleagues to a gathering/event at your home, office, club, sorority or faternity, serving anything from tea to snacks to dinner for the purpose of raising money for the foundation and sharing your story.
Nothing is more powerful than sharing your personal testimony about how a particular death changed your life forever.
At the end of the event, you will ask for their generous donation. Checks collected will be made payable to the Foundation for Grieving Children, Inc. along with each donor's name, address, phone and email information. You can then forward all the contributions in one envelope, along with a description of the event and its hosts, to our office for processing and acknowledgments.
Or you can have your laptop or desktop computer available throughout the event so your guests can visit our website and pay by their debit or credit card.
And when all your guests have left for the evening, you will feel wonderful knowing that there are children who will receive support services because of your hard work and effort. And although you may never meet them personally, you will have made a significant contribution to grieving children who now struggle with the same pain you or someone you loved endured at a different place and time.
To honor the great work of our Heart of Gold Ambassadors and the generosity of our Donors, we will be displaying their names on our website.