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What is #GivingTuesday?

What is #GivingTuesday?giving-tuesday

Think of it like this:
Black Friday
Cyber Monday
#GivingTuesday- The beginning of the charitable season! Always on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely utilized shopping events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks of charitable giving, when many begin focusing on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Local giving is encouraged, after all your community supports you and those around you when are are in need.

This coming Tuesday, GIVE big in support of Baby Blues Connection. Click here to GIVE now.

This year, #GivingTuesday falls on 11/29 which is also a Willamette Week Give!Guide BIG GIVE day. Read more about the great incentives and the next BIG GIVE day prize here. We are thrilled to be in our third year of the Give!Guide. Our goal this year is to raise $20,000. As of Sunday, 11/27 with our business match from The Children’s Clinic taken into account, we are half way to reaching our goal! We couldn’t do this without you, our community and we THANK YOU! Click here to give to Baby Blues Connection through Give!Guide. (We’re in the health section!)

wintson-churchillWhy give to Baby Blues Connection?

We are the ONLY non-profit supporting mothers and families coping with perinatal mood disorders in the Portland metro area. The only one. When someone needs questions answered, we’re there for them. So often do we hear, “Do you think I have postpartum depression?” or “Am I the only one who fells this way?” We care. We understand. We don’t judge. We’re here for you (and your family members too!).

Our support, resources, 24/7 warm-line is FREE. And we fill the healthcare gap. It’s not uncommon that we  speak with someone who has healthcare insurance, even mental health coverage but they can’t get into see someone for 4-6 weeks. Or it’s not uncommon to be speaking with someone who has gotten into see someone but the parent is waiting weeks to get back in. It’s also plausible that there’s no one in network who has training in PPD/A.  Navigating the complex system of healthcare coverage is hard! We do our best to help but more often than not, it just simply takes time. It takes time to find someone who understands and who you mesh with. Or it times time to get into see someone who is recommended. While parents are waiting, we are there for them. We can provide phone, online, email support from one (or more volunteers!) at no charge.

Here’s the link again to give to Baby Blues Connection on #GivingTuesday through the Give!Guide.