“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone but the things you do for others remain as your legacy." –Kalu Ndukwe Kalu
We are over the top excited to announce a project that has been in our hearts and in the works for a few months now! It’s really more than a project… it’s about giving back to the community and providing a Great Day!
Last year, at the Stacy Hart Photography Fundraiser, we partnered with Stacy and gave away a photo session to one deserving family. Since then, my heart has fluttered to see the impact of a family photo, the joy in their faces, the gratitude they displayed, and the willingness to pay it forward.
So, in January, as Colleen Gallagher (one of our fundraising coordinators) and I ran a few errands together she had a brilliant idea. “I’ve got this limo gift certificate that I bought at a silent auction and I haven’t been able to use it. I think we should give it away to a deserving family. Maybe a limo ride, dinner out, and a movie. A night out that maybe the family can’t afford, is battling sickness and could use an evening to relax, or just a deserving family.” If you know Colleen or I, then you know our mouths spilled ideas faster than our minds could process. And we were off.
Days Of Greatness.
To hear a family say, “Today will be a GREAT day!” No matter how big or small – we can make a difference in someone’s life. It doesn’t matter how big or small the planned Day Of Greatness may be, it will still be a break from reality for a family in need. Part of our mission at The Nathan Chris Baker Foundation is to provide financial, physical, and emotional support to individuals, families, and communities in need. We would love the chance to pass greatness forward.
Nate would be so proud of this. He would love it. He would be right in the middle of the planning and ask a zillion and one questions. He’d be presenting ideas about what we could do for these families and his main goal would probably be being involved and making more friends. He thrived in busy-ness and social settings. He loved helping people. I would bake cookies, brownies, muffins, cakes many afternoons with him helping me. He would love to put plates of goodies together to take to his friends. I’m not sure which he loved more, baking with me or sharing our work with friends. I am positive he would feel the same way about this. He would love finding families, planning a time out for them, and sharing greatness along the way.
Go Out. Be Great. For Nate.
We really want this to be successful and have an impact on the lives of others. In order for this to work…….we need your help! To nominate a deserving family please send us an email at GoOutBeGreat@nathanchrisbaker.com and tell us about the family you would like to nominate, why they are deserving, and ideas of interests for their possible day of greatness. Through the information that you provide we may be able to give a family a Day of Greatness. Together, we can make the lives of others special, one day at a time.
Keep checking back to learn more about the families we give Days of Greatness to! We hope to blog about this journey with guest posts from our team!
Katie and The Days of Greatness Team