Consider Giving a Little to VYF this Giving Tuesday
Dec 03, 2019
This past year, the U.S. nearly lost its measles elimination status. Over 1,260 cases were reported across the country, many of which were tied to an outbreak in New York. We’ve also witnessed outbreaks of whooping cough, mumps and hepatitis A and B. As flu season begins, social media posts and discussions spreading myths about the vaccine remind us that disinformation about vaccines and about the dangers of vaccine-preventable diseases are still a problem online and beyond.
Beginning today with Giving Tuesday and throughout the rest of the month you will be asked to consider giving what you can to a cause that matters to you and your family. Vaccines are something we all benefit from, yet we often don’t stop to consider how much we owe to immunizations. We hope that this holiday season, you will help us spread the word about the value of vaccines by giving to Vaccinate Your Family (VYF), either through a tax deductible direct donation or through connecting with our AmazonSmile account.
Why give to Vaccinate Your Family?
Since our inception as “Every Child By Two” in 1991 our co-founders, staff and board of directors have been committed to educating the public, healthcare providers, policymakers and the media about the importance of timely vaccinations and pro-vaccination policies. Our work has paved the way for public health policies that have had a major impact on vaccine access. Perhaps most importantly, our organization serves as a voice for the children, adolescents and adults who have lost their lives or been permanently disabled by vaccine-preventable diseases.
Working side by side with like-minded organizations and coalitions, our staff strive to ensure that everyone has access to the information they need to make an educated decision to vaccinate themselves and their families against diseases that remain a threat to the health of our loved ones.
Your donation will help us in our efforts to:
- Ensure accurate vaccination information is shared via social media, one of the biggest challenges we face today.
- Share stories and videos of families affected by vaccine-preventable diseases as a way of educating the public about the continued threats we face due to increased vaccine hesitancy.
- Develop educational materials for pregnant women, who are in the midst of making crucial decisions regarding the vaccination of themselves and their newborns.
We hope you will consider making a gift to Vaccinate Your Family today. Please consider a tax deductible donation to help us continue our crucial efforts to help keep families and communities healthy, knowing that as long as a single person becomes ill from a vaccine-preventable disease, our work is not complete.
If you are an online shopper, please consider using AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate .5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to us if you select “Vaccinate Your Family” as your charity of choice.
Every dollar makes a difference. Please visit our Vaccinate Your Family website for trusted information on safe and effective vaccines across the lifespan.
Thank you and Happy Holidays!
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