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Honoring a Hero: A Legacy Gift Story

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

22

Sep

2017

Inspired To Make a Difference

After her aunt passed away, a young woman made the life giving decision to register as an organ donor because she was inspired by the selfless gifts her aunt had given as an organ donor. Several years later, this young woman tragically passed away. Her family honored her wishes for her to be an organ donor and through this tragedy and her selfless gift of organ donation, several lives were transformed. 

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A New Milestone For Taylor's Gift And Our Legacy Gift Program

Posted by Emily Allbright, Executive Director

19

May

2017

This week Taylor’s Gift Foundation has reached a special milestone of supporting our 150th donor family through our Legacy Gift program!  

The Legacy Gift program was launched in September 2013 and provides immediate financial assistance for families touched by organ donation. The financial support has provided help with a number of needs following the passing of a loved one, including funeral/burial/cremation, utility bills, housing (rent/mortgage/hotel), transportation, food and clothing.

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Giving Donor Families Hope And Help In Tragedy

Posted by Guest Writer

03

Feb

2017

 

Written by Noe Narro, Family Services Coordinator at Southwest Transplant Alliance

As a Family Service Coordinator for Southwest Transplant Alliance (STA), I am extremely thankful for Taylor’s Gift Foundation and the unique service they provide to our donor families through their Legacy Gift program. Each donor family I encounter means the world to me. We create a lasting bond as I assist them through a difficult time in their life, the loss of a loved one.  

During the time of a donor family’s grief, I determine what each family might need. Do they need additional grief support? Someone to just be beside them and listen? Do they have a place to stay while out of town or are they struggling to pay for unexpected expenses? My job is to be there for our families to help and guide them during their time of grief.

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Posted by Emily Allbright, Executive Director

28

Nov

2016

Thanksgiving will always stand as a reminder to be grateful for even the smallest blessings. In this season of giving thanks, we are constantly reminded to be thankful for health, friendship, family, and yes - for the second chances offered because of those who have said YES to organ donation.

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A Special Milestone for Taylor's Gift Foundation

Posted by Emily Allbright, Executive Director

01

Aug

2016

 

We reached a special milestone recently in our work at Taylor’s Gift Foundation as we made our 100th Legacy Gift to assist a donor family with an immediate need.  

The Legacy Gift program was launched in September 2013 and provides financial assistance for families touched by organ donation.  The financial support has provided help with a number of needs following the passing of a loved one, including funeral/burial/cremation, utility bills, housing (rent/mortgage/hotel), transportation, food and clothing.  Taylor’s Gift is the only foundation in the nation with a program set up with Organ Procurement Organizations to provide financial assistance to donor families.  We are so proud and honored to provide this resource.  

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A Legacy Gift: Helping a Widow Say Her Final Goodbyes to Her Husband

Posted by Emily Allbright, Executive Director

12

Jan

2016

I received a call from a Care Coordinator with a special request for our Legacy Gift program. A widow contacted her to say she was not going to be able to attend her husband’s funeral without transportation assistance.  She lives about one hour away from where the funeral would take place and she did not have the ability to drive due to her failing eyesight.  Her family support system was gone with the recent passing of her husband and they lost their son in 2014.  Her husband was one who had a giving spirit and the gift of life he gave in the end was that as an organ donor.  He served our great country and was being buried with full military honors.  

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Giving Donor Families Hope, Giving Donor Families Help

Posted by Guest Writer

05

Oct

2015

Written by Noe Narro, Family Services Coordinator at Southwest Transplant Alliance

As a Family Service Coordinator for Southwest Transplant Alliance (STA), I am extremely thankful for Taylor’s Gift Foundation and the unique service they provide to our donor families through their Legacy Gift program. Each donor family I encounter means the world to me. We create a lasting bond as I assist them through a difficult time in their life, the loss of a loved one.  

During the time of a donor family’s grief, I determine what each family might need. Do they need additional grief support? Someone to just be beside them and listen? Do they have a place to stay while out of town or are they struggling to pay for unexpected expenses? My job is to be there for our families to help and guide them during their time of grief.

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Watching Her Wait for the Gift of Life

Posted by Tara Storch, Co-founder

29

Apr

2015

Last week, Emily - our incredible new Executive Director for Taylor’s Gift Foundation - and I made a media visit to Houston, Texas for our upcoming May 15 Topgolf Tournament. Two of our very near and dear partners, Nora’s Home and LifeGift, are located in Houston, and I wanted to make sure that she had an opportunity to meet with them and see the first-hand impact that the Taylor’s Gift Legacy Gift program is making.

Nora’s Home was our first stop when we got into town. I was so excited to show Emily this incredible organization that Taylor’s Gift has partnered with to help transplant families in Houston. Through our Legacy Gift program, Taylor’s Gift has been honored to support the Nora’s Home Adopt-A-Family program that provides transplant patients and their families a place to stay for free, in addition to sponsoring their Family Room where these special families and their children gather and play. 

The Little Girl Who Stole My Heart

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The Journey Into Hope: My First Legacy Gift

Posted by Emily Allbright, Executive Director

22

Apr

2015

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. 

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Happier, Healthier, and Brighter Tomorrows

Posted by Todd Storch, Founder : President

11

Sep

2014

From the beginning of Taylor’s Gift Foundation, our intention was to be all about people. How to help people. How to make an impact to help people. How to move people to help other people.

While registering to become an organ donor immediately became our “engine”, it's really just a starting point for our purpose. Since our first year as an organization, we have been able to help people by giving back through our scholarship program. Now, we're on a journey to help people who have been touched by organ donation - through our Legacy Gift program.

"Here for Tomorrows" - our newest marketing campaign from Firehouse - helps highlights this work and we

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