Donation Goodies!

We are offering some of our resources as gifts for donations of $25 (8×11 poster), $50 (book: Safety or ALL Brochure), $100 (poster and book).  The picture features your options! Click the donate button below and you will be redirected to PayPal.

Gifts for your generous donation!
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So many things to be grateful for!

December Newsletter

We want to thank everyone who has generously donated to our #GivingTuesday fundraiser.  Feel free to hop on board; it is still going for at least another week.  So far, your charitable giving has brought in over $2500!

Other ways to support us in supporting families:

Turn your great ride into a great gift this holiday season!  Grow a Strong Family accepts cars, trucks, boats, RVs, and other vehicles as a form of support— and we provide free and convenient pick-up within 72 hours of completing the donation.

Call 855-500-7433 or click here to contact a Donor Representative to learn more about how easy it is to donate a vehicle— but hurry! Give your vehicle a chance to drive cheer and support to those who need it most before it’s too late to qualify for a 2018 tax deduction.

Donations in honor of or in memory of are now accepted being accepted through: https://growastrongfamily.org/donations/

Another way to give is to buy and give to people you know, copies of “Safety Procedures for Families to Defuse Mental Illness Crises at Home,” by Nancy Pizzo Bucher: http://indieauthorbooks.com/nonfiction

For quick and easy resources: there is now a GASF Brochures page: here is the link https://growastrongfamily.org/sample-page/resources/brochures/ .

The module on, “Defensive, not Offensive,” in the Family Strategies section of the Care4Carers tab is complete!  Reframing the behaviors, we experience enables us to identify symptomatic behaviors.  Reframing what we experience from our loved ones, frees us to use our strategies for communicating concerns and implementing the safety plans in place.  https://growastrongfamily.org/self-care/defensive-not-offensive/

A module has been developed on “Crisis Management and Safety Protocols”.  As the title suggests, this is the nuts and bolts of creating an implementable crisis management plan, including a portfolio for emergencies.  https://growastrongfamily.org/self-care/safety-crisis-management/

This month, we are completing the module on “The 7 C’s.” This answers the “why” of self-care and offers some ideas for the “how.”  https://growastrongfamily.org/self-care/the-7-cs/

FREE COACHING OPPORTUNITY!  Volunteers are needed to participate in a televised coaching session on “Developing a Safety Plan.”  Date for the taping at Bedford TV is W Jan 9 from 1-2:30. There will be a complimentary private session prior to the taping. Please let us know ASAP your interest!  GASFInc@outlook.com

Replanting Lives has been moved the morning group on the second Tuesday from 10:30-noon to the New England Center for Healthy Minds in Acton.  It is still in session on the second Wednesday from 7-8:30 pm at the Bedford Council of Aging.  This is a support group which offers effective tools and strategies, humor, and relief to family members uprooted by mental illness in their loved ones.

We hold Board Meetings every 4-6 weeks.  In these meetings, we discuss development and growth for Grow a Strong Family, outreach, marketing, fundraising, and programming.  All are welcome.  The next meeting with be held on Jan 27 from 4:30-6 in our home offices.  Call 781.405.8376 for more information.

Another way to give!

Turn your great ride into a great gift this holiday season!  Grow a Strong Family accepts cars, trucks, boats, RVs, and other vehicles as a form of support— and we provide free and convenient pick-up within 72 hours of completing the donation.

Call 855-500-7433 or Click to donate car to contact a Donor Representative to learn more about how easy it is to donate a vehicle— but hurry! Give your vehicle a chance to drive cheer and support to those who need it most before it’s too late to qualify for a 2018 tax deduction

#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

We started early  to get the ball rolling!  We want to raise $6000 in order to produce 8 more modules of skills and strategies for family members uprooted by a loved one’s mental illness.

One in five people will experience an episode of mental illness at some point in their lives.  When this happens, the effect on loved ones is enormous.  Feeling helpless and powerless in the face of illness that cannot be fixed by love is very hard and tends to cause unproductive responses.  At Grow a Strong Family, we recognize that knowledge increases the odds that love flows unhindered, advocacy occurs naturally, and outcomes for our loved ones are significantly improved.  We also acknowledge that having access to comprehensive information, resources, strategies, and a network of knowledgeable people is essential for family members.  That is why our online presence is our strength; we are available 24/7!

Your generosity supports us in supporting you!  Thank you  #GivingTuesday

Thanks Giving!

This is a time of harvest, joyous reflection, gathering with friends and family.  This is also a time when so many are triggered and become unwell.  With that in mind, do what you can to take good, loving care of yourself.  Give to your Self the gift of companionship, as best you can.

Don’t look the other way!  Grow a Strong Family has many resources to share, especially around the holidays!  Visit us!  Consider donating on GivingTuesday, Nov 27, or any time!  https://www.facebook.com/donate/183175309291741/?fundraiser_source=external_url

Thank you and have a warm holiday.

Fundraiser at Flatbreads in Bedford!

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

5-9pm

Flatbreads Bedford!

For every large pizza you order, share with your family and friends, we will be given a nice percentage of the cost!  Help us support families uprooted by mental illness!

There will be FREE materials for you!

Let us know you are coming!   Flatbreads Fundraiser GASF

A  50/50 raffle with tickets sold (until we are sold out!) at $10/ticket!

Drawing will be on the next day at the “Replanting Lives” support group at the Bedford COA at 7 pm!

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Support Grow A Strong Family!

We are being given a wonderful opportunity to support our community and raise funds to continue supporting our families!  On Tuesday, May 15, the Red Heat Tavern in Bedford is donating 15% of the day’s food sales to us.  Eat in!  Take out!  All day from 11:30am-10pm.  The food and service is excellent.  The kitchen is completely gluten-free.  Bring this flyer with you!  Red Heat Fundraising Flyer  THANKS!