December 22, 2014
The main purpose of this blog is to say Thank You! Thank you to everyone who has made a donation and supported The Christian Bryant Foundation since it was established May 26, 2012. I continue to be amazed at the support and the generosity of donors. Christian’s legacy will always live in our hearts, but I am thankful that her life continues to inspire and touch other lives. I am very thankful for The Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia and their beautiful management of Christian’s Foundation. David Aft does a great job and Mitzi Boyd is Superwoman (I called her that today) and Amber Nagel does amazing things in her role and also has written a beautiful ariticle about Christian’s Foundation and Childhood Cancer Awareness.
This 2014 Calendar year, The Christian Bryant Foundation has received $50,281.00 in gifts. We have made grants totalling $33,500. Every dime of that $33,500 has directly impacted local children and families battling childhood cancer. That’s what we do, we help children and their families survive the devastation childhood cancer brings to a family...mortgage, rent, and car payments, travel money for treatment, new tires, new brakes, food, 20 I pad Mini’s with protective cases to bring joy to some of the children battling cancer and so much more. And finally this year...Christmas for 3 families, 9 children total...Christian’s Foundation has some really wonderful elves helping with Christmas for 2 of the famiies. I am humbled and very thankful. I know my beautiful daughter, who had big plans to change the world would be very happy with the small impact her Foundation is making.
An overview, since Christian’s death, The Christian Bryant Foundation has received gifts totalling $145,126. 72....WOW, just really wow! I know that does not seem like a lot of money, but we really do not do any fund raising (not my gift...I need help in this area!) and I think it is absolutely amazing! We have made grants since the beginning totalling $79, 285.16....That’s a lot of good and a lot of help...just think...that put a smile on a child’s face who was not going to live to see Christmas, it helped families stay with their child in PICU for months and not have to worry about mortgage payments, it put I Pad’s in children’s hands that they could take home, true gifts...I, along with Chris and Bailey am so thankful for every single gift made to The Christian Bryant Foundation.
If you are not sure what to give someone you love for Christmas consider a charitable donation to their favorite cause ,or as you consider your end of the year giving I hope you will consider and make a donation to The Christian Bryant Foundation. Your money stays local and directly impacts local children battling cancer and their families. To make a donation, please mail a check to: The Christian Bryant Foundation c/o The Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia P.O. Box 942 Dalton, Georgia 30722.
Also, if anyone would like more information about The Christian Bryant Foundation and Childhood Cancer, I am happy to speak with you personally or at any group meeting. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact David Aft at the Community Foundation of NW Georgia, 706-275-9117.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All...Love Deeply, Forgive Often and Find Your Blessings, Robyn Bryant