This will be our fifth year participating in Big Day of Giving and we are excited to be a part of our region’s big day. The Sacramento Region Community Foundation’s annual 24-hr giving challenge helps local non-profits raise funds to make a difference in the Sacramento region. It’s the culmination of an entire year’s worth of community-building and collaboration, made possible by donors like you and community partners. Last year, our region raised $13.3 million for local nonprofits during Big Day of Giving.
On Thursday, May 4, you can donate to Friends for Survival by visiting https://www.bigdayofgiving.org/organization/friendsforsurvival and making a gift with a credit or debit card. Donations as little as $15 make a big difference, and your gifts can help us win some of the $100,000 in prizes available. Starting Thursday, April 21, you can schedule your gift in advance of Big Day of Giving, just so you don’t forget.
Let your networks know that you support our cause by sharing our posts on your social media accounts, or by creating and sharing a fundraising campaign. A good word from a donor like you is the most meaningful way for us to spread our mission...thank you in advance for your crucial support.
12/31/22: your Gratitude Challenge donations total a little over $31,000.
Please join me and our Board of Directors in the 2022 Friends for Survival Gratitude Challenge Fundraiser going on now through December 31st.
As suicide loss survivors, it can be really hard to see the good things that remain in our world. A proven practice that can help is mindful gratitude. Pick something small and write it down on your gratitude wheel, or pick something amazing!
No matter what you pick, seeing a filled-out gratitude wheel will help you visualize the good still in your world.
Gratitude isn’t just the feeling you may get after something good happens to you. It’s a way of thinking that takes practice and hard work to make it part of our everyday behavior. It’s often easy to forget many of the little things we have to be grateful for in our lives, but it’s important not to take anything for granted.
I am grateful for the hope, education and understanding the great people at Friends for Survival have provided to me and so many others.
Kelly Holmstrom, Board President
If you find value with our newsletter, meetings and other services we provide, would you consider making a donation to our Gratitude Challenge Fundraiser?
A HUGE thank you to everyone that made our third annual Rock’N Ribs a fun and successful event.
A big “YAHOO!” to our two live bands that provided the “Rock”: Highway 50 Cruisers and Press Play. Your donation of your talent, time and energy is so appreciated.
Melt in your mouth thanks to Paul Adams who provided the “Ribs” and his wonderful group of volunteers.
Much gratitude to Kevin Riggs for being our emcee.
Thank you Good Friend Sponsor Davis Osborne. Warmest gratitude to everyone who donated raffle and silent auction items. Big hugs to Chopi DeRose for organizing our silent auction.
Thank you to our Friends for Survival team of Amazing Volunteers, we could not have done it without you.
We appreciate everyone who took the time to attend and support our organization. We hope you all had a great time. Check out our photo gallery below for pictures of the rock'n fun!
Saturday, October 12, 2019
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
5631 Cypress Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608