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Ringing In 2022



Happy New Year from all of us at Tears From Daniel!!! As we ring in 2022, and put 2021 behind us, we look both ahead to the prospect of a bright new year, and look back on the year that was (not what it should have been). 2021 (& 2020 before it) was not kind to us in many ways. Gathering restrictions, health concerns, and job concerns greatly curtailed all of our daily lives and put a decided crimp into our charitable activities. Speaking engagements to raise awareness, participation in public events and festivals, and fundraising efforts were all but eliminated. While at the same time, uncertainty, stress, and anxiety soared to new levels, highlighting the dire need for the services we are striving to bring to the Northern Michigan area. But the events of the past two years have also taught us many things. Out of the restrictions came innovation. More and more previously traditional face to face activities adapted to electronic, on-line, & digital methods to keep operations running. And so we too need to adapt our methods. While we hope to soon be able to return to traditional fund raising methods such as our collection canisters in local stores, speaking engagements with merchandise sales, and appearances at local festivals and Holiday celebrations, we too must adapt to more “Remote” methods of fundraising. We have teamed up with Donor Box to accept online Donations. You can choose between making a onetime donation, or set up a reoccurring Monthly, Quarterly, or Annual donation. https://donorbox.org/tears-from-daniel

We have set up an online store through Bonfire where you can order Tears From Daniel or Travels from Daniel merchandise, shipped directly to your home. https://www.bonfire.com/store/tears-fromdaniel/ And we are exploring a few other exciting fundraising projects and ideas we will be revealing later in the year. (Teaser Alert) So, to KICK OFF 2022, we bring you our 20 for $22 JANUARY CHALLENGE.

We are looking to get (at least) 20 People (Individuals, Couples, Businesses, Organizations, etc.) to make a $22 donation to Tears From Daniel during the month of January to kick start our fundraising year off right. As Suicide rates continue to climb, the need to address the mental health of our community is more important than ever. With your help, we can move closer to our goal of bring the resources that are so critically needed to the area. So many are fighting the fight alone, not knowing where to turn. Too many have lost the fight already. To those currently fighting, You Are Not Alone. Reach out to us. While we do not currently have our own resources to bring to bear, we can refer you to resources you may not know are available. If you are not able to make a monetary donation, there are still ways you can help out. 1) Considering donating unneeded household items to Absolutely Fabulous Resale & Gifts in Tears From Daniels name, and proceeds from the sale of those items will be donated to our organization. 2) Contact us about Volunteer opportunities. Once we are able to return to more traditional activities, we will need a dedicated core of volunteers to assist us in holding events. 3) If you are a business owner, and would like to be considered as a collection canister site, please contact us. And 4) If you have services you can donate to those in need, PLEASE reach out to us. With your help, we can make a difference, one life at a time. Find all our links at https://linktr.ee/TearsFromDaniel

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