12 Days of Tap 2020: Baker’s Dozen Bonus!
Ice Breakers: Continuing the Conversation
12 Days of TAP: …. Wait… it’s Day 13!!
Well, you have heard of a Baker’s Dozen, right? An extra bagel, donut or cookie thrown in for good measure? Well, this is what this post is all about. It’s about the TAP Stakeholders that have gone the EXTRA mile. The individuals who have not just supported TAP; but have made a commitment to help Continue the Conversation by joining the Ice Breaker Club!!!
What is the Ice Breaker Club?
Well, I’m glad you asked. The Ice Breaker Club is TAP’s Sustainer program. Sustainer programs are so vital to an organization, as they provide a consistent and predictable stream of funding. With donations automatically being contributed monthly to TAP, our ability to anticipate program needs and secure essential revenue for projects is greatly improved. Ice Breakers recognize that a good conversation develops from a solid relationship and loyalty…and we are blessed to have their support!
Today’s story is one that truly warms my heart, because it is furnished by one of our longstanding Ice Breakers. But this sustainer doesn’t have aphasia, has never been to TAP and doesn’t even live in NC! She represents, though, how supporting someone’s dream and a program of true value can stretch across decades and states. I’d like to introduce you to my “old” friend, and a TAP Ice Breaker… Peggy!
Peggy George (Sustainer): Maura and I go way back… to big hair and Aqua Net days! We were high school buddies and roommates our freshman year at the University of Scranton.
After that first year of college, I stayed at the U and got a degree in mathematics – but Maura moved on to Marywood and Ithaca Colleges pursuing advanced degrees that required not only logic, but heart as well.
We kept in touch over the years, celebrating the births of our children and supporting each other through the passing of our parents.
And while those connections would have been enough for me to support my friend in her vital work, I also personally understand the significance and outcome of the type of work TAP performs. My sister suffered from aphasia after brain surgery, and thanks to the dedication of professionals like Maura and her team, she fully recovered.
I am very thankful that I have the opportunity to support TAP and the life-changing work they perform. I hope others will consider donating as well.
Interested in becoming an Ice Breaker? Click here to fill out the Ice Breaker Club form!
From the TAP Home Office:
TAP Unlimited’s End of Year Campaign provides TAP Stakeholders an opportunity to embrace the reason for our efforts and hear from those who have been impacted by aphasia. Aphasia, as you know, can be a devastating impairment resulting in social isolation, depression and disengagement from the passions and purpose of an individual’s life. It can interrupt a career, destroy plans for retirement and threaten relationships. TAP Unlimited is embarking on its 18th year of service to those effected by aphasia across the Triangle and beyond.
Our ability to pivot and create a virtual world of connection possibilities, to stay afloat and to even thrive, has been, in no small way, a result of the generosity of our donor base. Today, we ask that you continue to support TAP by doing the following:
- Share this story. Share it on your social media, in emails to your family/friends and to those you work with…it will increase awareness of Aphasia and provide hope to those who feel alone in this journey.
- Consider an end-of-year gift to TAP. You can donate online (one-time or recurring) and make it a gift by honoring someone on the aphasia journey.
- Donations can also be mailed in the form of a check or a donation of stock. Email us for more information.
Thank you for your faith in our organization and for supporting the 12 Days of TAP!