Give the gift of Hope
GOLDEN TICKETS ARE BACK! The GiveMN Golden Ticket prize incentives are a repeat for 2017! Each hour on Give to the Max Day, one Golden Ticket of $1,000 will be awarded through a random drawing of all donations transacted during the previous hour. Additionally, two Super-Sized Golden Tickets of $10,000 each will be awarded. The first will be drawn randomly from all successfully-processed donations scheduled through GiveMN.org between 12:00am CST November 1, 2017 and 11:59pm CST on November 16, 2017. The second will be drawn randomly from all gifts successfully processed on November 16, 2017. Help us get a Golden Ticket by donating!
The mission of Faith's Lodge is to support parents and families coping with the death or medically complex condition of a child in a peaceful environment to:
- Reflect on the past
- Renew strength for the present
- Build hope for the future
Created by a bereaved Twin Cities couple in remembrance of their child, Faith's Lodge has brought together almost 8,000 people to its tranquil northwoods setting to regroup, reflect and create memorable moments.
The Lodge provides the opportunity to draw strength from others who have had similar experiences, or to simply retreat for a while and absorb the healing grace of nature.
We can't cure illness nor can we bring back loved ones, but by giving parents and families the opportunity to celebrate the lives in our midst and to honor those lost, Faith's Lodge can help preserve families and relationships by providing a path to hope and healing.
"Faith's Lodge provided our family with an opportunity to re-connect with one another, that otherwise would not have been possible. We were thrilled to escape to a north woods retreat where we didn't need to explain our sons' medial issues and equipment. For once, our kids could just be kids and feel normal."
"Faith's Lodge allowed my husband and me to talk openly about our grief and appreciate both the similarities and differences that exist in our thoughts and feelings. We developed life-long friendships with other bereaved parents who understand exactly what is in our hearts; now we know that we are not alone."
"We are so grateful for Faith's Lodge, for providing our family with an opportunity to honor and memorialize our daughter. The Lodge is a safe haven where you can laugh and cry, as well as talk about your child's life and spirit. We have memories that will last a lifetime, and finally feel a sense of hope on our journey of grief."