In a recent article in the New York Times, Arthur Brooks discusses why giving back can lead to happiness and the power that comes from “investing one’s own time, talent and treasure.”
ACGT has been the recipient of many of these acts of giving and we are so grateful to all of our donors including our recent young philanthropists. Just last week we received all of the proceeds from two bake sales held by five sixth grade students. The girls had learned about ACGT from a newspaper article and we are so honored they chose us as recipients. The girls had done all of the work themselves, including finding a site for the bake sale, crafting signs, promoting the sale and of course baking the treats. This is what giving is all about.
ACGT has been and continues to be the beneficiary of another wonderful group of volunteers, the group of local swimmers from Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford Event. For the 8th consecutive year, hundreds of swimmers, Olympians, cancer survivors, families, volunteers, boaters, kayakers will gather at the edge of Long Island Sound to raise money for a better way to treat cancer. All net proceeds fund the most promising research. Join us on June 21, 2014 for what is an inspiring morning.
Thank you also to all of those who have and continue to donate by celebrating life events with donations to ACGT. We have received donations in honor of a 90th Birthday, a wedding, a 60th birthday, from those who have played at golf outings, run a half-marathon, run a lemonade stand, all knowing that 100% of what they give goes directly to funding research. We are honored that they share their commitment and passions with us.
And of course for those of you whose passion is shopping, we participate with both AmazonSmile and Goodshop. It is so easy to do – just shop at smile.amazon.com for your usual Amazon items and Amazon will donate a portion of many of the purchases to ACGT. Please let your family, friends and business colleagues know and have fun fundraising.