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The Colette Gazette - November 26, 2021

The Colette Gazette
The Colette Gazette - November 26, 2021
The mission of The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation is to improve outcomes of pregnancy, childbirth, prematurity, and infancy, as well as aid in the grieving process through financial assistance, education, and advocacy
Dear Friend,
Happy Black Friday (is that a thing?)! We hope that whether you celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday, weeks ago, today, this weekend, or not at all, you are having a peaceful, joyful time and feeling grateful for all you have.
I love practicing gratitude. When I am consistent at taking the time to do it, I feel more peaceful, calmer, and happier. And it is not just me, science backs this up as well (check out this article to learn more).
We are sharing all that we are thankful for during this time of year. We also will be sharing our special Holiday Gift Guide that features companies that support our mission and will be offering special discounts and features for newsletter subscribers. You will be receiving a separate email with the guide attached. If you do not see it, check your Spam folders or reply to this email and ask us to send it.
I would also like to thank everyone who participated in our Shop for a Cause online silent auction and raffle. We raised over $5,500 and our families will really appreciate the additional assistance this allows us to give.
Fundraisers and donations allow us to add to our additional fund to help families in need. This means that when we reviewed 18 families last week, we were able to provide assistance to them all. It also means that families with complex needs can receive even more help. Thank you for participating and donating!
Hope you are enjoying this holiday weekend! We are so grateful for you!

What We're Doing
Since our last issue, we have helped families in Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio.
How We're Feeling
Shoutouts of Gratitude
In no particular order, this is what we’re grateful for:
  • Our corporate partners: Boxx My Party, Easy Standard, In Kind Boxes, Lyft, Major Care Doulas, Me Two Books, Pumpspotting, Prolacta, Qeepsake, Rested Mama Happy Baby, Sobi, Veeva Systems
  • Our foundation partners: Drs. Mohan and Rehka Lall Memorial Fund, Greater Chicago Association of Neonatal Nurses, Oliver B. Merlyn Foundation
  • All of our donors, especially our monthly donors: Shakerah Blake, Isabel Drobnic, Christopher and Heather Smith, Marta Stein, Dainius Valiukenas, Laura Valiukenas, Rimvyda Valiukenas
  • All of those who donated to and participated in our Spring Silent Auction and our Shop for a Cause
  • The hospital social workers who refer families to us and help families on site
  • Everyone who reads this newsletter
  • Our social media followers and supporters and everyone who likes, comments, or shares
  • Our family
  • Our health
  • All of the families we have helped and will help in the future
  • Sweet Pea, Colette, and Elliott
  • And YOU!
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