Give back on #GivingTuesday
This year, on Tuesday, November 27, a new initiative of giving will begin. #GivingTuesday is a day dedicated to giving – charities, families, businesses and more will come together to create a new movement to celebrate giving and encourage more, better and smarter giving during the Holiday season.
#GivingTuesday will create a movement to celebrate giving during a time when consuming is so prevalent. I challenge to to be a part of this new tradition.
Let me take a minute and share my story with you.
These are my daughters: Nora and her big sister Kamilla.
Nora was only able to celebrate one Christmas with us. Just days after this next photo was taken (May 2006) she lost her life to SIDS. She died just 10 days before her first birthday.
Every year at Christmas and on Nora’s birthday, we make a donation to First Candle. First Candle is a national non-profit health organization dedicated to helping grieving parents, the research of sudden infant death, and awareness of infant fatalities as well as educating others about how to reduce the risk of infant death.
First Candle is a charity that is close to my heart. We have established a fund in memory of sweet Nora that is dedicated to finding a cause and hopefully a cure to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. (Nora Elisa Kristvaag Pedersen Fund)