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We want to share with all who voted for Sheila in the Lady Godiva Program contest the final outcome. Today, April 10th, we attended an special luncheon to learn who had won the Annual Lady Godiva award. See Video and Photos below.
Thank you again for your support and votes for Sheila. We are thrilled with the awareness the LADY GODIVA program has given ShareTheCaregiving. Many more people have and will continue to learn about our work to teach people to share the care.
Now, that’s SWEET!!! THANK YOU EVERYONE AT GODIVA CHOCOLATIER!!!!
GODIVA CHOCOLATIER ANNOUNCES HEIDI MARKOW, FOUNDER OF THE BEGINNING OVER FOUNDATION AS 2012 ANNUAL LOCAL LADY GODIVA HONOREE.
Heidi is honored for Standing Up to Domestic Violence. The organization provides shelter, counseling and educational programs as well as financial and legal support to victims and their families. Her organization will receive $10,000 grant. The other honorees’ organizations will receive a $1,000 grant.
Fellow 2012 Local Lady Godiva Honorees included:
* Shari Caffrey, Founder of Taylor’s Wish, Anaheim Hills, CA
* Kristina Saffran, Co-founder of Project HEAL from Douglaston, NY
* Jenette Meldrum, co-founder of PORCH-Durham, from Durham, NC
* Cora While, founder of Foster Care Children and Family Fund, from Madison, WI
* Cheryl Jackson, founder of Minnie’s Food Pantry, from Plano, TX
* Emily Auerbach, director of the UW-Odyssey Project, from Madison, WI
* Molly Breitenfeld, founder of SPARK Ministry, from Plano, TX
* Sheila Warnock, founder of ShareTheCaregiving Inc. from NY, NY
Sheila Warnock (left) with Lauren Bush Lauren, Co-Founder and CEO of Social Business, FEED Projects LLC is the Program’s First National Honoree for her work to create good products that help FEED the world. To date, FEED Projects have provided over 60 million school meals to children living in 62 of the poorest countries in the world through the UN World Food Programme.
“We are overwhelmed with the positive response we have had from the Local Lady GODIVA Program. The cause marketing initiative was launched last April to celebrate inspirational women around the world who embody the attributes of Lady Godiva through selflessness, generosity, leadership and the spirit of giving back to their community.” Jeri Finard, President, North America At GODIVA Chocolatier.
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ShareTheCaregiving is thrilled to announce that Sheila Warnock has been selected as a Daily Point of Light Honoree for her efforts and dedication to service. This award came as a total surprise.
Below is the numbered certificate and letter Sheila received from President George H. W. Bush and Michelle Nunn, CEO, Points of Light Institute.
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The Lady Godiva Program has produced a video about Sheila and her work for and creation of Share the Care. Click here to view it on the Lady Godiva Program web site.
If you are on Facebook - please ‘Like’ the video page and leave a relevant comment on the Godiva site. Share The Care will receive $1,000 as a result of Sheila winning the Winter 2012 Northeast Local Honoree Title.
The winner of the $10,000 prize has not yet been announced. ‘Liking’ the video may help STC during the final consideration process.
Sheila and Share The Care
A VERY HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOTED FOR HER DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.
Your efforts to help support the work ShareTheCaregiving are greatly appreciated. Please see the announcement letter below from Lady GODIVA.
SHARE THE CARE’S MISSION:
* Winning the Winter 2012 Prize for the Northeast will put Sheila and Share The Care, in the running for a $10,000 prize.
* From the Lady GODIVA website: From thousands of nominees, and thousands of votes cast, we’re proud to celebrate our Local Lady GODIVA Honoree. Each honoree will receive a grant of $1,000 toward her cause. At the end of the year, GODIVA will choose one Local Lady GODIVA Honoree and contribute $10,000 to her cause or organization.
Please thank your fellow group members, friends and family from STC as well.
We are proud to introduce our Winter Local Lady GODIVA Honorees: Emily Auerbach, Molly Breitenfeld and Sheila Warnock.
These incredible women are the final Honorees for 2012 and we want to thank you for all of your support during the first year of the Program. Through your votes and nominations, GODIVA is able to bring more awareness to these valuable causes and award Emily, Molly and Sheila with a $1,000 grant to further their good works.
Emily Auerbach is a University of Wisconsin professor who personally understands the importance of free education. She created and organized The Odyssey Project that has served more than 280 students by sharing life-changing skills and giving them the confidence to complete college courses and earn degrees.
Molly Breitenfeld created a faith-based group of women to visit homeless shelters and provide praise, worship and pampering for women to empower them and bring hope. Spark Ministry recently celebrated its fifth year and has completed 22 trips to different communities around the country from Seattle to New York.
Sheila Warnock founded ShareTheCaregiving in 2003, a non-profit that teaches ordinary people how to organize and maintain a caregiving group. The model is used in 48 states and nine countries. Sheila has trained thousands of healthcare professionals, clergy members and others to reduce caregiver burnout and costs.
Help us give these women the recognition they deserve. Share their stories today: http://the.ladygodivaprogram.com/Winter-Honorees
Thank you for your support and participation in the Lady GODIVA Program. Without you, our work with these inspiring women wouldn’t be possible.
Lauri Kien Kotcher
P.S. Stay tuned for an announcement in early March about our 2013 Local Lady GODIVA Program.
Dear Share The Care Supporters,
We have been touched by how people in New York, New Jersey and other communities severely hit by Hurricane Sandy have responded to the needs of their friends and neighbors. Across the U.S., funds are also being contributed to organizations best equipped to supply needed food, shelter and manpower.
This outpouring is a beautiful demonstration of why group effort is so critical. Real physical, financial, and emotional supports are needed not only in times of disaster but also year-round for care recipients, and their family caregivers. And especially for those who have no family nearby to care for them.
We daily hear stories of difficult challenges being met by Share The Care groups somewhere in the world. A special magic occurs when people come together to hold their first all-important meeting. The ongoing experience touches each heart in a profound way.
“My Mom needed 24 hour care…I was overwhelmed….I have three small children. My husband works long hours. All of my family lives on the East Coast. I had felt so isolated and alone.
I prayed to God to give me the strength to do it all, instead, he had my boss hold a (Share The Care) meeting. When I walked into the room, I knew my prayers were answered, for he had sent me an ‘Army of Angels.’”
- P. McHale
Our work is crystal clear: Make the model more visible and accessible for caregivers and their concerned friends. We are working through health professionals, faith communities and corporations. With the powerful word-of-mouth marketing that you and others can generate, and with your generous financial gifts, all things are possible.
Please consider a tax-deductible donation of $100, $500 or $1,000 to help us continue to grow and expand our reach and help more caregivers. If you are part of a Share The Care group, please consider pooling your funds to make one large donation.
EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS.
We also invite you to designate your gift in honor of a friend or loved one. You may donate through Network for Good online at: www.sharethecare.org or if you prefer by check.
Please make checks payable to ShareTheCaregiving/NCCI, and send to:
C/o The National Center for Civic Innovation - 6th floor
121 Avenue of the America’s
New York, NY 10013-1590
If you are involved in a Share The Care group, please tell us about it. We welcome your photos and stories for our web site, too. You can also visit and like us on:
Facebook (Share The Care)
We deeply appreciate your contributions to make Share The Care a caregiving solution for everyone, everywhere. We wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday season.
Founder & President
2012 Highlights and News
Share The Care is Island-wide thanks to Kauai Hospice Volunteers.
We led a training in January and Deborah Duda, STC Coordinator (left) and Lori Miller, ED of Kauai Hospice, (right) got the program rolling immediately.
The Share The Care Stations Program in Wisconsin is going great guns. Eight Stations are up and running, with four more planned for 2013. Claire Culbertson (left) with Greater Wisconsin’s Agency on Aging Resources is leading the pilot program. (See one of our Station Ads below.)
Share The Care™ will be featured in an upcoming caregiving issue of Natural Transitions Magazine
Click here to visit the web site: www.naturaltransitions.org
In June, the NYC Partnership 4 Family Caregiving Corp was introduced to the Corporate World. An Initiative of EmblemHealth, Share The Care was invited to be one of five founding members of the Corp.
Event at the American Cancer Society’s HOPE LODGE a residence for patients and caregivers in NYC for treatment.
Left to right: Sheila, David Pulli - Director of Patient Services, Greg Johnson - EmblemHealth Director Community Outreach and Marion Gambardella - Support Groups
We were a winner in The Marigold “IDEAS FOR GOOD” Contest and will get $5,000 toward the total overhaul of our home website. The contest is sponsored by Encore.org
Volunteers: Betty Himmelsbach (right) and Administrator Phyllis Walsman in our new space on West 19th Street.
Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO hosted a Share The Care Training for their medical professionals and established a Share The Care Station manned by Kathy McBee (featured in the video on OzarksFirst news web site) to help local caregivers and patients.
Share The Care Stations
SHARE THE CARE STATIONS are up and running in different parts of the country. Following our full-day Professional Training, a local organization can establish a Station so that caregivers and their concerned friends can access Share The Care information and get ongoing coaching and supports, from a trained volunteer or professional.
Share The Care™ ads, posters and flyers are available to create public awareness that group caregiving assistance is a phone call or web site visit away. These materials can be posted in local hospital waiting rooms, pharmacies, libraries, hospice, support group meetings, faith communities and community centers and more
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Share The Care Stations Ad
CAN MAKE SHARE THE CARE A WINNER
We have just learned that Sheila has been selected out of thousands of nominees to be a Local Lady Godiva Semi-Finalist. Please take a minute to vote today (and everyday) through December 20th to help her win for Share The Care.
The Local Lady Godiva contest will award one Local Lady GODIVA Honoree
In each of the three regions each season with $1,000 toward their cause.
At the end of the year, GODIVA will choose one Local Lady GODIVA Honoree
And contribute $10,000 to her cause or organization.
You can also leave comments…please do, especially if Share The Care has made a difference for you or someone you know as it may inspire others who do not know Sheila to vote for her.
Thank you for your help!
~ Caregiver ~
Fulfilling a promise,
toiling through thin and thick.
to family, friends, work and all.
No time to smell roses or savor the sunset.
Feelings suppressed, from dreams unfulfilled..
Intimacy shattered and memories erased,
friendships faded and love encaged.
Release yourself from frustration and anger.
Release yourself from the burden of guilt!
Let the tears roll free, to let out all the sadness.
Give others a chance to share in the care,
a chance to give back before it’s too late.
Link up with the world,
refresh your perspective.
Dare caring for you, both your body and soul.
Release yourself to be who you are,
with dreams to fulfill while able and strong.
Embrace your life, the gift you were given,
you are not to be blamed for your loved one’s decline.
Renewed, you can blossom,
freed up from the burden of guilt and despair.
Reborn, love can flourish,
and your care can become a blessing to share.
~ Siv Goulding, 2012
Siv Goulding is a
Facilitator, Caregiver Support Groups
Madison, WI Share The Care Station
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The theme for the President’s proclamation of National Family Caregivers Month 2012 is
“Family Caregivers Matter!”
NOVEMBER 1, 2012 - WASHINGTON DC — Presidential Proclamation — National Family Caregivers Month, 2012
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Our Nation’s health care professionals provide essential medical services to millions of Americans, yet they do not shoulder their responsibilities alone. Family members, friends, and neighbors devote countless hours to providing care to their relatives or loved ones. During National Family Caregivers Month, we recognize and thank the humble heroes who do so much to keep our families and communities strong.
Across America, daughters and sons balance the work of caring for aging parents with the demands of their careers and raising their own children. Spouses and partners become caregivers to the ones they love even as they navigate their own health challenges. Mothers and fathers resume care for children returning home as wounded warriors. Friends and relatives form networks to support loved ones with disabilities. All of them give selflessly to bring comfort, social engagement, and stability to those they love.
Family caregivers have an immeasurable impact on the lives of those they assist, but their hours are long and their work is hard. Many put their own lives on hold to lift up someone close to them. That is why my Administration continues to support these committed individuals through programs like the National Family Caregiver Support Program and the Lifespan Respite Care Program, and through new initiatives like the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. These efforts help caregivers access services, provide quality support, and reinforce their support through respite care options. Additionally, my Administration has pursued workplace flexibility initiatives that help caregivers balance their responsibilities to their employers with their responsibilities to their loved ones. I was also proud to sign the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act, which has helped our most seriously injured post-9/11 veterans and their family caregivers through financial support; access to health insurance, mental health services, and counseling; and comprehensive caregiver training and respite care.
National Family Caregivers Month is a time to reflect on the compassion and dedication that family caregivers embody every day. As we offer our appreciation and admiration for their difficult work, let us also extend our own offers of support to them and their loved ones.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2012 as National Family Caregivers Month. I encourage all Americans to pay tribute to those who provide for the health and well-being of their family members, friends, and neighbors.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.
Sheila is one of the winners of the Marigold “Ideas for Good”
Contest sponsored by Encore.org and Road Scholar.
That means ShareTheCaregiving will receive $5,000 towards a much needed rebuild of our home web site.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR VOTES AND CONTINUED SUPPORT.
To view all the winners in different categories Click here.
If you asked others to vote please click here to show them this thank you as well.