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Veteran gives forward to fellow veteran

Posted on 11/10/2015 by Michael Powell

“Simply put, Norm is one of my heroes.” Kevin “Judge” Weppner served on active duty with the United States Air Force from 1994-2004. During his service, he was stationed three times with Colonel Norm Pederson, a fellow USAF veteran. Kevin first met Norm at Royal Air Force Lakenheath in Suffolk, UK. Right away, Kevin admired Norm:... Read more

Change a veteran’s life this Veterans Day

Posted on 11/9/2015 by Michael Powell

Every Veterans Day, we reflect on the sacrifices the members of our military have made to protect our rights and freedom. This Veterans Day, there’s a personal and direct impact we can all make in supporting our veterans who are facing challenges. Even after their military service, many veterans experience threats to their health and... Read more

Friday Roundup: Top #GiveForward Moments of the Week of November 6, 2015

Posted on 11/6/2015 by Michael Powell

From impactful memorial projects to funding research to help others, here are the heartwarming moments that inspired us this week. 1) Kate’s endowment donates sports wheelchairs On July 1st, 2015, Kate Steinle was tragically shot and killed at San Francisco’s Pier 14. One of Kate’s passions was volunteering for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), an... Read more

Announcing GiveForward’s Weeks of Giving Program

Posted on 11/6/2015 by Michael Powell

The holiday season is officially here, and you know what that means: trolling Pinterest for the perfect cookie recipe, circling mall parking lots for spots, and raiding thrift shops for the ugliest Christmas sweaters. But the holidays are also a time of gratitude. As the year draws to a close, we reflect on what this... Read more

Inspirational cancer quotes to share

Posted on 11/5/2015 by Michael Powell

Margie Mack claims to be just an “ordinary grandma,” but that’s far from true. Margie is an accomplished writer, Reiki healer and devoted wife. When Margie’s daughter-in-law, Stefanie, was diagnosed with breast cancer, Margie started a GiveForward Page. Since then, she’s raised over $5,000 and documented every moment of her family’s journey in heartfelt updates.... Read more

6 ways to ease caregiver stress

Posted on 11/4/2015 by Michael Powell

  Being a caregiver is a stressful job. Taking care of someone else is physically and emotionally challenging. Caregiving not only involves helping someone complete everyday tasks, but also navigating the uncertainties of a life-changing diagnosis or injury. If you’re dealing with caregiver stress, here are 6 ways to help fight it: 1) Find a... Read more

Halloween Roundup: Top #GiveForward Moments of the Week

Posted on 10/30/2015 by Michael Powell

For Halloween, people are putting the finishing touches on their costumes and eating too many fun-sized Snickers. On GiveForward, communities are hosting Halloween-themed events and dressing up to bring joy to the people they love. Here are some of our favorite moments from the week. 1. Jack’s community organizes Superhero 5K Three-year-old Jack Rollins is fighting... Read more

Jen faces chemo with superhero spirit

Posted on 10/29/2015 by Michael Powell

Jen Drew-Young didn’t wait until Halloween to dress up this year — she comes costumed to every chemo treatment. Jen grew up as a gifted athlete who excelled in every sport. But 18 years ago, her body started rebelling. Today, she has trouble standing without pain, and the simple joys of talking and laughing make... Read more

These preemie triplets are defying all odds

Posted on 10/28/2015 by Michael Powell

On Thursday, October 8th, the Blake Triplets made a very early debut. Andrew, the smallest triplet, wasn’t moving and his amniotic fluid was almost gone. His parents, Adam and Lauren, made the difficult decision to go into delivery despite the risks involved. Within the next hour, Andrew, his identical twin brother, Beau, and their sister,... Read more

Friday Roundup: Top #GiveForward Moments of the Week of October 23, 2015

Posted on 10/23/2015 by Michael Powell

Every day, we see so many awesome moments and examples of communities coming together on GiveForward to give and receive meaningful support. These stories touch our hearts and remind us that no one should ever face life’s challenges alone. Here are a few of our favorite #GiveForward moments of the week. 1. Nate gets his power... Read more

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