Celebrate Donate Life Month

Did you know the month of April is Donate Life Month? During this month, the gift of life given  to so many individuals through the selfless act of organ donation is celebrated. In many cases, organ donation is the result of traumatic or sudden event that will forever change the lives of individuals and families touched by this gift.

Taylor’s Gift Foundation started the Legacy Gift program in 2012 to support families of organ donors during their time of need. The program  was established to provide financial assistance to families facing unexpected burial expenses, utilities, rent, and more due to the loss of a loved one who chose to give the ultimate gift of life.

Will you join Taylor’s Gift Foundation this month in supporting these families?

Throughout the month of April, Taylor’s Gift Foundation has several different ways that you can recognize and support these families through the Legacy Gift program.

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Increasing our Impact: Expanding the Taylor's Gift Board of Directors

Four months ago Taylor’s Gift Foundation celebrated five years as an organization. Today, we are proud to announce the expansion of our Board of Directors. Our organization is fortunate to have such well known and respected business leaders and community volunteers from across the nation as our leadership team. Each of our Board Members believes in the importance of organ donation and is excited about the growth of Taylor's Gift. We know that with through their dedication and hard work our mission will reach more people and make an even greater impact.

Please join us in congratulating and welcoming our Board of Directors, and also congratulate our new Board Chair, Dina Conte Schulz.

“I have served on the board of Taylor’s Gift since the Foundation’s inception and I’m honored to now serve as Board Chair. Our mission is clear: Regift Life, Renew Health and Restore Families. “Each one of us has a gift within. I encourage you to find out more about the Foundation and I hope you’ll join me, my fellow board members, and millions who have taken the first step. It’s life saving.”

Read the Press Release

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11 Ways You Can Be a Part of the Taylor's Gift Mission

We LOVE that our supporters are so eager to help engage in our mission. Often we are approached with people saying, "I LOVE what your organization is doing. How can I help?!" So, here's an easy guide to get connected with Taylor’s Gift Foundation.  

Skim through this quick reference guide and see how YOU can be a part of the Taylor's Gift mission

Do You...

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Save the Date! You won't want to miss the new and exciting events coming to Taylor's Gift in 2015!

Happy 2015!

As we move forward with some very exciting plans for the year ahead, we wanted to keep YOU in the loop.

Grab your calendar and keep reading - we think you'll be just as excited as we are for some very FUN (and a few NEW) events that are scheduled in 2015.

Oh, and if you can't attend but still want to participate consider being a volunteer or even hosting your own event

Saturday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1
This volleyball tournament will attract clubs from all over North Texas to participate.  It is a USAV sanctioned tournament open to volleyball players ages 12-18.
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You Shop, Kendra Gives Back to Taylor's Gift

Written by Celeste Chumlea, Kendra Scott Area Events Manager

Philanthropy is at the heart of the Kendra Scott core values, and we truly believe that giving back to the community in a meaningful way is the greatest definition of success. 

In 2002, with just $500, Kendra Scott launched a mini-jewelry collection. Today, Kendra Scott Jewelry is a global, multimillion-dollar brand sold at renowned retailers like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and 1,000+ specialty boutiques worldwide as well as seventeen Kendra Scott stores around the country.

You Shop, We Give

As the Kendra Scott brand continues to expand, Kendra remains committed to the company’s founding philosophies, “Family, Fashion & Philanthropy”, which have helped direct the course of our brand over the years. As a mother and business woman, Kendra’s “family first” mantra holds as a core value for both the company and for herself. To this day, philanthropy continues to be a driving force for the fashion-forward and savvy entrepreneur. With our Kendra Gives Back program we are able to support organizations - like Taylor’s Gift Foundation - that are making a real, life-changing impact in our communities.

Join Us!

We are excited to host the Kendra Gives Back Party at all three of our Dallas – Fort Worth locations on the evening of Thursday, December 11th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm, and we hope you'll join us!

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A Loyal Commitment to Organ Donation: How a Liver Recipient Gives Back

A sweet and gentle spirit, a precious smile, and a loyal commitment to organ donation is what we are blessed with each time we are near our November Volunteer of the Month... Lisa Barker!

Lisa volunteered with Taylor’s Gift Foundation for the first time at our 4T Sand Volleyball Tournament this past summer with her husband, Reid. We've absolutely adored Lisa from the moment we met her! As a recent liver recipient she is a living example of the gift of life, and we are so encouraged by her enthusiasm and joy for life! 

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She's Making an Impact for Organ Donation by Giving Her Time & Talent

We are proud to announce that our volunteer of the month is.... Kim Dicken!

Kim is a special volunteer that has been involved in almost every event that Taylor’s Gift Foundation has organized since 2010. Helping with everything from checking-in volunteers to important behind the scenes work, no matter what the responsibility may be, Kim takes it on with gusto and a big smile. We always know that when we have a job we need her help with, her role will be completed perfectly!

Photo: Kim Dicken with husband Chris at a Sporting Clays Event

More Than a Volunteer

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Thanks Tangerine Salon for a "Night of Indulgence" Grassroots Fundraiser!

Manicures, deep conditioning treatments, hair blow-outs, make-up, and more sounds like a great girls night out… right?  Well, all thanks to one of Aveda’s signature salons - Tangerine Salon in Coppell, Texas - it was not only a great night, it was a successful Grassroots Fundraiser for Taylor’s Gift Foundation, supporting programs like Legacy GiftsScholarships, and more!

Planning with Purpose

A few months ago, Aubrey Williams - Director of Marketing and Events at Tangerine Salon - contacted me wanting to put on a special “Night of Indulgence” for Taylor’s Gift. I love this local Aveda salon and I love to get pampered (what girl doesn’t?!) so I was immediately on board with the idea.

"The story behind this organization really touched our hearts.  We are so happy that we were able to partner with them for a fun girls night out and raise awareness for such an important cause"
- Aubrey Williams, Director of Marketing and Events at Tangerine Salon
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Giving Back Because of the Gift of Life: A Kidney Recipient's Passion

If you’ve ever seen Kim around town, you’ve probably noticed her wearing signature colors of Taylor Blue and Donate Life green, in some form or fashion. Whether it be on her nails, earrings, shirt, or jewelry… Kim loves to use every opportunity to spark up a conversation about organ donation - and we love that about her! Her heart is on fire with a passion for organ donation, and she has so graciously blessed us at Taylor’s Gift Foundation with her time and talents. Please help us thank our September volunteer of the month, Kim Bradshaw!

Photo: Kim (Kidney Recipient) and Tina (Double Lung Transplant Recipient and August Volunteer of the Month) at the Disco Run in May 2014

A Perfect Fit

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A Passion for Serving Turns into Giving the Gift of Life

Have you heard of Tresha Glowacki? No? Well, now you have... she is our July Volunteer of the Month!   

Tresha was one of our very first volunteers in the days when Taylor's Gift Foundation was just being established. She has volunteered her photography talents at our events, helped with behind the scenes details on countless projects, shared our message through local publications, and so much more.

Because of her passion for the Foundation's mission, Tresha had herself tested for a local teenager who was in desperate need of a kidney. A perfect match, Tresha is now a living kidney donor! We were able to witness first hand as she provided the beautiful gift of life to someone in need - a true blessing to us. Now, four years later, that sweet teenage boy is thriving and enjoying life! Not only does Tresha share the message and mission of Taylor's Gift - she lives it!

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