Imagine what your state of mind would be (or has been) when you receive the devastating news of your loved ones passing. Then, picture knowing that your treasured loved one gave the most amazing gift in their final goodbye - the gift of life as an organ donor.
While it’s a fact that families of organ donors do not experience any additional medical costs due to the choice to donate, donor families are still left facing costly emotional and financial burdens. Not only did this gift of life came out of a tragedy of their loved ones passing, but the costs associated with a funeral to honor this loved one's life and other unavoidable expenses don’t stop when life feels like it has. Consequently, there are often basic needs that will go unmet for donor families - from funeral expenses, food, clothing, shelter, and various other monthly bills.
Experiencing first hand what it’s like to be a donor family, founders of Taylor's Gift Foundation Tara and Todd Storch quickly noticed an overwhelming need that families in situations just like theirs were facing. In response, Taylor’s Gift established the Legacy Gift program in an effort to provide happier, healthier, and brighter tomorrows to those touched by organ donation.
My First Legacy Gift
A few weeks into my time as Executive Director for Taylor's Gift, we received a Legacy Gift request.