Outlive Yourself : Stories & Updates

New Color. Same Cause. Welcome the New Taylor Blue!

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

21

Mar

2016

If you’ve heard of Taylor’s Gift Foundation, then you’ve probably heard of the exclusive nail polish color from OPI called Taylor Blue! A worldwide best seller, the polish has been an international hit and a fantastic way to share the message of Taylor’s Gift Foundation to friends and family.

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Topics: OPI Taylor Blue | Paint it Forward

Celebrate National Donate Life Month with the #OutliveYourself Pledge

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

09

Apr

2015

Did you know...

Image: LifeGift

Join the Movement to Celebrate Donate Life Month!

Join us as we continue to work to drive organ donor registrations during the month of April by sharing your #outliveyourself pledge!

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Topics: Special Announcements, OPI Taylor Blue | Paint it Forward, Events & Promotions, Talking About Organ Donation

3 Ways to Celebrate the Season of Giving with Taylor's Gift

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

25

Nov

2014

With Thanksgiving this week, we at Taylor's Gift like to think of this time of year as a time of giving - giving thanks for our blessings and giving gifts to those we love, and to those in need. We invite you to consider three simple, but very meaningful, ways that you can join us in the Season of Giving:

1. Purchase Taylor Blue nail polish and Paint it Forward with limited edition celebrity signed bottles.
2. Give a year-end, tax-deductible financial gift to help support our mission to Regift Life, Renew Health and Restore Families.
3. Register to be an organ donor and give the ultimate gift - the gift of life. 

Your Giving Helps Us Grow

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Topics: Special Announcements, OPI Taylor Blue | Paint it Forward, Events & Promotions, The 'Outlive Yourself' Spirit

5 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Taylor's Gift Foundation

Posted by Todd Storch, Founder : President

22

Jul

2014

Photo: Jacob Bøtter

Just a few weeks ago, I was having a conversation with a friend when I realized something: there are accomplishments that we’ve achieved, people that we're helping, and programs that we provide (all at Taylor’s Gift Foundation) that not even our close friends and supporters know about. What about everyone else?

We are so honored to be helping people touched by organ donation, increasing awareness around the need, and registering new organ donors... but we want to make sure that the world knows what it is that we’re working towards here at Taylor's Gift.

Take a moment and learn how we're working to Regift Life, Renew Health, and Restore Families.

1. Who does the Legacy Gift Grant Program help?

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Topics: Legacy Gift Program, OPI Taylor Blue | Paint it Forward, The 'Outlive Yourself' Spirit

Sharing the Gift of Life from the Stage: Miss Anderson & Organ Donation

Posted by Guest Writer

20

Jun

2014

**Editor's Update June 30, 2014: Congratulations to Lanie Hudson who has been named 2014 Miss South Carolina. Learn more at Miss-SC.org 

Written by Lanie Hudson, Miss Anderson and 2014 Miss South Carolina Contestant

Photos: Lanie Hudson

My involvement in the Miss America Organization (MAO) has truly changed my life. Yes, you may think of it as another “pageant”, and beautiful girls parading on stage—but it is so much more than that. Did you know that the Miss America Organization is the LEADING scholarship provider for women in the world? Last year alone, MAO awarded over 45 million dollars in scholarships to women so they could further their education.

The Miss America Program not only encourages education, but also teaches women valuable life experiences that are hard to teach in a classroom - interviewing before a panel of judges, speaking in front of large audiences, performing a chosen talent onstage, and even gaining confidence in ones self to stand with poise on stage and off.

Most importantly, though, is the driving force behind MAO: its passion for service - something that sets it apart from the rest. With the Four Points of the Miss America crown, “Style, Service, Scholarship, & Success,” I truly believe that the service aspect is what makes this program so life-changing.

The Gift of Life, The Gift of a Lifetime

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Topics: OPI Taylor Blue | Paint it Forward, Events & Promotions

Sharing the 'Outlive Yourself' Spirit - Painting it Forward with Taylor Blue

Posted by Guest Writer

10

Jun

2014

Written by Zoey M, Friend of Taylor’s Gift 

Last year for my Bat Mitzvah, I had the opportunity to organize a project that would help to make my community - or world - a better place. I knew instantly that I wanted to support Taylor’s Gift Foundation and organ donation, but - wanting to do something unique - I was having a hard time deciding how to go about it. Then, I found out about Taylor Blue nail polish, and the decision was easy: I wanted to set up a booth to Paint it Forward with Taylor Blue and share how Taylor not only improved the lives of five people through organ donation, but how her story continues to inspire hope in the lives of people around the globe.

Painting it Forward with a Purpose

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Topics: Get Involved Highlights, OPI Taylor Blue | Paint it Forward

Celebrating National Donate Life Month in 2014

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

01

Apr

2014

April - a month that is close to our hearts - is a very special time of year for us at Taylor's Gift Foundation. Not only is Aprilthe birth month of our namesake,Taylor, it is also "National Donate Life Month".

National Donate Life Month is a time to both honor those who have saved lives through the gift of life, as well as encourage Americans to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors themselves; overall, it is a nationwide effort to help spread the hope of the gift of life.

With the help of wonderful friends, we have some great ways for you to participate, celebrate, educate, and encourage those around you to become registered organ donors!

We are so excited to kick off this special month with OPI Taylor Blue nail polish relaunching, new technology partnerships with Spotify and RunAds, fun events and speaking engagements, and even a few celebrity surprises. We hope you'll join us as we celebrate the gift of life!

Paint it Forward

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Topics: Special Announcements, Organ Donation Information, OPI Taylor Blue | Paint it Forward, Events & Promotions

Jeff Probst to Promote Organ Donation with Taylor’s Gift Foundation

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

18

Mar

2014

We are excited to announce that Jeff Probst - celebrity and CBS Host of the hit TV show Survivor - has joined Taylor’s Gift Foundation as a spokesperson!

Updated: 3/18/14> Read Jeff's interview at SpecialNeeds 

The Beginning

Taylor’s Gift founders, Todd and Tara Storch, first met Jeff as guests on “The Jeff Probst Show”. The show aired May 2013, spiking organ donation registrations around the nation. Seeing Todd and Tara with Patricia Winters, Taylor’s heart recipient, along with Jonathan Finger, Taylor’s kidney recipient, brought together on the show was an especially beautiful moment. The first time for the group to be together, it made for an incredible experience. 

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Topics: Special Announcements, Organ Donation Information, OPI Taylor Blue | Paint it Forward, Events & Promotions

Paint it Forward! Celebrating Donate Life Month with Taylor Blue

Posted by Tara Storch, Co-founder

13

Mar

2014

Taylor Blue Paint it Forward Taylor's Gift Foundation National Donate Life Month Organ DonationBack by popular demand... OPI Taylor Blue nail polish!

What is OPI Taylor Blue?

Last year, Taylor’s Gift Foundation was humbled by a partnership with OPI Nail Lacquer.  If you’re a woman, you’ve probably heard of OPI; if you’re a man and never have heard of it, well… “it’s the Nike of nail polish,” as my husband Todd would say.

Photo_Apr_03,_2_46_43_AMOPI created an exclusive color called Taylor Blue which is the most gorgeous color of blue! We launched it last year during April, National Donate Life Month, with a campaign called “Paint It Forward”. We encouraged people to paint their nails and share a picture on social media with a post about Taylor’s Gift and organ donation. It created quite a buzz for Taylor’s Gift and successfully highlighted the importance of organ donation as a gift of life.

For a $10 contribution per bottle - just $1 per nail - thousands of those little blue nail polishes  were sold all over the world. The monies raised from sales of Taylor Blue kicked off fundraising for our Legacy Gift program, one of most important programs for Taylor’s Gift, providing financial help for those touched by organ donation.

We were completely blown away when we sold out last year and our partner, OPI was so pleased with the impact!

April is National Donate Life Month

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Topics: OPI Taylor Blue | Paint it Forward

Feeling Like a Kid at Christmas

Posted by Todd Storch, Founder : President

17

Dec

2013

Photo via James G. Howes

I stood at the base of the massive tree in awe. Scaffolding circled the tree’s limbs from trunk to top while workers diligently decorated the annual tribute to the holiday season. Hundreds of people gathered in amazement around the construction zone, taking pictures of the famous Rockefeller Christmas Tree.

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Topics: Legacy Gift Program, OPI Taylor Blue | Paint it Forward, Events & Promotions

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