$24,597 raised of our $30,000 goal
261 backers
***Campaign Update from Charlotte: Februrary 20th***

"Just a quick update to say how very grateful and humbled I am by the funds raised for us. I am truly awestruck by the love and care you have shown towards Sue and our family.

Today Sue will be discharged from the rehab facility. (I’ve rather enjoyed telling people that my wife is in rehab.) We will be moving into a hotel for at least two weeks and then hopefully into a new home that is more accessible for her. It feels like unforeseen expenses crop up every day, and your generosity means that I don’t lose sleep over them. (Still losing plenty over the rest of it. Ha!)

We have months of rehab and specialist appointments ahead, but I feel like coming home (or “hometel,” as I’m calling it) is a big step in the right direction!

I hope that every kindness that you’ve shown us - whether it be a donation, card, gift card, or positive thought for healing - comes back to you tenfold.

With sincerest gratitude,
Charlotte"

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Dear Cherished Nanny Community and Supporters of Sue Downey,

As many of you are aware, Sue Downey is not just a member of our community but its very heart. Her remarkable contributions, including co-founding the Nanny Relief Fund, have deeply impacted us all. Her dedication is evident in her work with Nannypalooza, iNNTD, and her service on the INA board.

Sue recently faced a significant health challenge, having suffered a stroke. She is now in a rehabilitation facility, embarking on a journey of recovery. In the upcoming weeks, Sue and her wife Charlotte, who is also deeply involved in the nanny community, will be moving to a more accessible apartment to accommodate Sue's recovery needs. This transition, along with her ongoing medical care, involves considerable financial demands.

We've spoken with Charlotte, who, with love and understanding for Sue’s character, has given us permission to organize this fundraiser. We know Sue, always thinking of others, would hesitate to seek help herself. Given Sue's foundational role in our community and our industry, we feel a deep responsibility to rally around her now and are grateful to have permission to unite and have the opportunity to reflect back a little bit of the love, energy and dedication we've seen from Sue over the last couple of decades. Our mission has always been to "look for the helpers" as Mr. Rogers said, and one of the biggest helpers we know needs our help right now.

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Here are the ways you can contribute to Sue and Charlotte right now:

Fundraise: Click the "Fundraise Now" button to begin. Set a fundraising goal and invite your network to contribute through your personal fundraising page.

Donate: Your generous contributions are invaluable. Click the "Donate" button to make a donation.

Spread the Word: Help us reach others by sharing our fundraiser page. Use social media, chat groups, or email to spread the word. This said, we have received a special request from Charlotte that we not tag Sue Downey's personal Facebook (or Nannypalooza) in the posts you make. The concern is that Sue may become overwhelmed with our efforts and Charlotte is trying her best to keep Sue's stress level down. We promised we would extend this ask to our beloved community.

This is an opportunity for us to show Sue and Charlotte the same support and love they have always shown us- and they have looked out for all of us in unique and wonderful ways. Let's come together to help them through this challenging time.

With deepest gratitude and affection,
The Nanny Relief Fund Team

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Top Fundraisers & Donors

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Denise M Collins
Donated $1,500
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Catherine Whyte
Donated $600
Shenandoah Davis
Donated $500
Triangle Nannies
Donated $500
Austin Macfarlane
Donated $500
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Kathryn E Granchelli
Donated $500
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Ryan Jordan
Donated $500
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Dara G Yates
Donated $500
Rachel Adkins
Donated $500
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Laura Chandra
Donated $500
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Erin Carroll-Manning
Donated $500
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Andrea Hedley
Donated $500
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Greta Schraer
Donated $500
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Lindsay Thomason
Donated $500
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Kim K Morgan
Donated $500
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Frances Wood
Donated $400
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Donna M Saunders
Donated $400
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Brooke Blazevich
Donated $300
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Kayla Iten
Donated $250
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Starla Smith
Donated $250
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Laurin Green
Donated $250
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Mary Young
Donated $250
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Rebecca Jacob
Donated $250
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Kerry Wilson
Donated $250
Nalany Members
Donated $225
Dear Sue, WE LOVE YOU, and we wish you a Speedy recovery. You are in OUR PRAYERS. Get better soon! Con amor, Cristina S, Tomasa P, Argelia E, Irene G, Maria R, Gilda C, Kenia B.
Allison Dakdouk
Donated $200
Thaty Oliveira
Donated $200
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Kathleen Webb
Donated $200
Laura Chandra
Donated $200
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Janette Collins
Donated $200
AD
Alyce Desrosiers
Donated $200
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Bayly Silverman
Donated $150
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Lisa Dozier
Donated $150
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Alexandra Young
Donated $150
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Sabrina Wheeler
Donated $150
SR
Anonymous
Donated $100
With Support from the women at TLC.
AA
Anonymous
Donated $100
NB
Nicole Balak
Donated $100
We love you both so much! You have a whole community behind you.
WM
Whitney Mead 904 Nannies
Donated $100
Praying for Sue and Charlotte!
AD
Amanda Dunyak
Donated $100
💜💜💜
MH
M.c. Haslett
Donated $100
We are nannies ~ this is what we do best > we care!!
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Erica Blackwelder
Donated $100
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Carolyn Lee
Donated $100
Sue, I loved listening to your ideas and banter with Lora in the Practically Perfect podcast. I am praying for healing of your body and that you experience the love of your friends and community. ❤️‍🩹
TA
Anonymous
Donated $100
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Suzie And Dara
Donated $100
Hope you feel better soon, Sue! <3 <3
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Alexandra Latten Argosino
Donated $100
WK
Anonymous
Donated $100
RB
Anonymous
Donated $100
CC
Cynthia Crovetto
Donated $100
RECUPERATE PRONTO SUE, TE QUEREMOS Y EXTRAÑAMOS MUCHO!
AF
Justina Forsythe
Donated $100
Get well
AS
Anonymous
Donated $100
MB
Monique Nguyen
Donated $100
Get well soon SUE!!! <3
MW
Michele Whitesides
Donated $100
LB
Lora Brawley
Donated $100
AH
Amber Helton
Donated $100
SH
Stefanie Hudgins
Donated $100
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Sara Nieves
Donated $100
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Melanie Sanchez
Donated $100
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Chevelle Frederick
Donated $100
KM
Kristin Moffat
Donated $100
AD
Anne Delaney
Donated $100
CB
Christiana Beauchamp
Donated $100
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Serena Shinault
Donated $100
MS
Michael Salazar
Donated $100
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Rebekah Baylus
Donated $100
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Victoria Koenigkramer
Donated $100
HS
Hollie M Sorensen
Donated $100
AC
Amy D. Campbell
Donated $100
MH
Marcia Hall
Donated $100
DC
Darcy A Csank
Donated $100
JF
Jennifer Farlow
Donated $100
DR
Deanna Reed
Donated $100
KH
Kelsey Heitz
Donated $100
SW
Shannon M Worthy
Donated $100
AL
Alexandra Luning
Donated $100
JY
Jocelynn Yelverton
Donated $100
DB
Deirdre Y Bellows
Donated $100
DH
Deniz Hanson
Donated $100
SF
Susan L Fetcho
Donated $100
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Kristine Owens-Martinez
Donated $100
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Damaris Equihua Maya
Donated $100
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Joy Colino
Donated $100
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Alisa Capistrano
Donated $100
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Leanna Nash
Donated $100
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Shelly-Ann Hamlet
Donated $100
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Billie Jo Leisse
Donated $100
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Linda Andrews
Donated $100
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Rozanne L Dwyer
Donated $100
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Trisha Pfeiffer
Donated $100
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Laura Marzo
Donated $100
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Jeanna Lawrence
Donated $100
DB
Debra Brown-Adamo
Donated $100
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Carter Young
Donated $100
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Farry-Jennings Lisa
Donated $100
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Celia Kibler
Donated $100
NH
Nicole Hahn
Donated $75
JB
Jennifer Brown
Donated $75
KS
Katherine Smith
Donated $65
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Maura
Donated $55
Sending you lots of Light and Healing
SN
Sarah Nadimpalli
Donated $50
Get better soon Sue!
DR
Donna Robinson
Donated $50
Karma: the return full circle for your life time of giving...
AH
Amber Heltonn
Donated $50
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Melissa Garcia
Donated $50
SB
Anonymous
Donated $50
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Jessica
Donated $50
MQ
Maria Quevedo
Donated $50
LA
Lidia Aguero
Donated $50
God bless you feel better 🙏
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Josefina Irala
Donated $50
🙏🙏🙏
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Victoria Lliguichuzhca
Donated $50
CC
Monica Melendez
Donated $50
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Lourdes Gutierrez
Donated $50
Wishing you a speedy recovery ❤️‍🩹
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Avril Lyons
Donated $50
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Jill Harris-Griffin
Donated $50
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Carrie Bland
Donated $50
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Cynthia Rosemberg
Donated $50
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Allison Sweeney
Donated $50
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Kelsey Naguszewski
Donated $50
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Kenda Horst
Donated $50
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Sarah Peters
Donated $50
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Beth Lehmann
Donated $50
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Jayme Richards
Donated $50
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Tara Modrell
Donated $50
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Marly Hudanish
Donated $50
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Maureen Bradley
Donated $50
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Jana Purcell
Donated $50
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Christina Jones
Donated $50
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Kelly Smith
Donated $50
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Nancy Wallace
Donated $50
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Melanie Hyer
Donated $50
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Laura Schroeder
Donated $50
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Taylor Tobias
Donated $50
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Mary Langdo
Donated $50
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Allison M Orin
Donated $50
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Angela Taylor
Donated $50
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Tammy Bannick
Donated $50
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Jenn Hough
Donated $50
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Han Nuon
Donated $50
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Beth Mauldin
Donated $50
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Buffi Gentry
Donated $50
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Lori Koon
Donated $50
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Alyssa Cesarini
Donated $50
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Diane Sirpenski
Donated $50
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Louise Hardy
Donated $50
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Jill E Skidmore
Donated $50
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Wendy Washburn
Donated $50
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Valerie Ybarra
Donated $50
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Ashley Lynne Thomas
Donated $50
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Valerie Coleman
Donated $50
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Amy L Martino
Donated $50
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Karen Holland
Donated $50
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Sharon Cedor
Donated $50
Catherine Bixler
Donated $50
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Sarah Stewart
Donated $50
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Alene Gervais
Donated $50
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Patty Trattner
Donated $50
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Jennifer Krogulski
Donated $50
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Melissa Wright
Donated $44
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Patricia Chapero
Donated $40
Sue, although I don't know your, our mutual friend Cynthia speaks very highly of you. I only wish you all the best in the process of your recovery I send all my blessings to you and your family at this difficult moment.
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Estefanie Amaya
Donated $40
Jennifer Johnson
Donated $40
KB
Kimberly Booker
Donated $35
DT
Danielle Taylor
Donated $35
PW
Patricia Whitehair
Donated $33
CC
Maria Patino
Donated $30
CC
Maribel Pujalla
Donated $30
god bless you
RM
Rosaleen Mcgill
Donated $30
Sue is such a force that has positively impacted countless lives by her advocacy and Nannypalooza. I wouldn’t have been able to reach the heights I have without her, I can’t thank her enough. Sending all my love❤️
MC
Marisa Clark
Donated $30
LB
Lauren Brown
Donated $30
KH
Kayla Hoffman
Donated $30
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Pamela Chandler
Donated $30
MB
Morgan Elizabeth Bailey
Donated $30
MR
Martha Reddick
Donated $30
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Rebecca R Ellsworth
Donated $30
Rahul Razdan
Donated $25
Good luck, Sue
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Anonymous
Donated $25
CH
Caroline Harmon
Donated $25
Get well soon!!
TW
Anonymous
Donated $25
KP
Kristy Plaster
Donated $25
KJ
Kelly Jobe
Donated $25
CC
Beatriz Garayalde
Donated $25
Saludos y pronta mejoría Sue!
Sara Brenton
Donated $25
Much love to our favorite super nanny!!! ❤️
Modern Minders
Donated $25
Rahul Razdan
Donated $25
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Reagan D Fulton
Donated $25
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Rachael L Lubin
Donated $25
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Melody Ferguson
Donated $25
Anonymous
Donated $25
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Renata Alarcon
Donated $25
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Michelle Larowe
Donated $25
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Andrea Flagg
Donated $25
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Charlotte Hilliker
Donated $25
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Cheryl L Hunter
Donated $25
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Stephanie L Doyle
Donated $25
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Samantha Tessier
Donated $25
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Emma Hughes
Donated $25
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Share Sawyer
Donated $25
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Christine Lasser
Donated $25
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Brenna J Norton
Donated $25
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Anne Gray
Donated $25
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Mary Grabmeyer
Donated $25
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Jade Kappler
Donated $25
BA
Beth Anndavis
Donated $25
TB
Taryn Balmes
Donated $25
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Rhonda M Buergler
Donated $25
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Zarahi Solano
Donated $25
TA
Teri Arias
Donated $25
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Jessica M Sweet
Donated $25
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Sianan Tierney
Donated $25
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Mandy Jordan
Donated $25
JC
Jennifer Crisp
Donated $25
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Daphney Paul
Donated $25
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Kristan Terne
Donated $25
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Natalie Annillo
Donated $25
CT
Carrie Terrell
Donated $20
🙏
Lauren
Donated $20
Get well soon! Sending love from Indiana!
MP
Melissa Pritchard
Donated $20
❤️
JH
Jessie Hughes
Donated $20
Tamara L
Donated $20
You matter You are loved 😍
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Shealyn Davis
Donated $20
Best of luck! Thanks for all you’ve done for the community.
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Wendy Peoples
Donated $20
Hopes for a speedy recovery!
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Suzanne Boisseau
Donated $20
Hope you feel better soon. 🙏🏻❤️
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Anonymous
Donated $20
Sue wishing you a speedy recovery
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Anonymous
Donated $20
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Adele Prosch
Donated $20
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Carol Wilson
Donated $20
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Christina Johnson
Donated $20
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Laura Frankie Press
Donated $20
Jennifer Johnson
Donated $20
From, DM, a nanny friend of mine
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Anonymous
Donated $20
Get well soon 😔
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Patricia Moreno
Donated $20
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Yanet Tuyen
Donated $20
AR
Arielle Rovira
Donated $20
MB
Maria F Beckstedt
Donated $20
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Cassidy Raup
Donated $20
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Amy Gebel
Donated $20
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Mckenzie Hendrickson
Donated $20
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Margaret A Reilly
Donated $20
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Norma E Gallucci
Donated $20
CM
Cynthia Mack
Donated $15
I have never met Sue but have benefited from her work for the last 15 years.
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Bianca Bailon
Donated $15
Con fe en Dios pronta recuperación Sue 🙏🏼🌹
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Brooke Andres
Donated $15
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Janet L Matthews
Donated $15
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Nijah Lia Smith
Donated $15
Katie Teal
Donated $15
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Jessica Levy
Donated $15
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Marsha
Donated $10
Get well soon!
JF
Janeth Figueroa
Donated $10
Q te recuperes pronto !
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Margaret Garrett
Donated $10
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Bridget Mcmullen
Donated $10
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Judith A Hershey
Donated $10
KP
Kaitlin Podmore
Donated $10
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Suzanne Herrick
Donated $10
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Hannah Rounds
Donated $5
Get better soon! Sending good vibes and healing energy. 💖💖
NQ
Anonymous
Donated $5
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
NANNY RELIEF FUND
Nanny Relief Fund's mission is to provide support to the thousands of people working in the United States as nannies in moments of crisis. As nannies, nanny agency owners and people who have spent collective decades growing and nurturing this industry, we were spurred into action at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic when nannies across the country suddenly lost their jobs, their homes, and their stability.

Nannies come from all walks of life, but one key thing we all have in common is choosing a career dedicated to nurturing and educating the youngest generation of humans and supporting families in pursuing their dreams by providing much-needed support to their households.

Read more about the organization >>

HOW YOUR PARTICIPATION HELPS
In this crucial time, your generosity holds the power to make a tangible difference in the lives of Sue and Charlotte. The funds raised through this heartfelt campaign will serve as a vital lifeline in multiple ways.

First and foremost, the funds will directly contribute to the mounting medical expenses incurred from Sue's stroke and ongoing rehabilitation. Medical treatments, therapy sessions, and necessary medications often come with a hefty price tag, and your contributions will play a crucial role in ensuring Sue receives the best possible care without the burden of financial strain.

Additionally, a significant portion of the funds will be allocated towards their imminent move to a more accessible apartment. This move is not just a change of residence; it's a step towards creating a safer, more comfortable environment conducive to Sue's recovery. The costs associated with moving and setting up a new home, especially one that needs to meet specific accessibility requirements, can be substantial. Your donations will ease this transition, helping to cover expenses such as moving services, rent deposits, and necessary modifications to the apartment to accommodate Sue's mobility needs.

Furthermore, we anticipate ongoing expenses in the form of caregiving support and other unforeseen costs that often accompany life-altering events like this. The funds will provide a buffer, ensuring that Sue and Charlotte can focus on recovery and adaptation without the added stress of financial uncertainty.

In essence, every dollar you contribute is more than just monetary assistance; it's a gesture of love, support, and solidarity. It's a way for us to collectively shoulder some of the burdens that Sue and Charlotte are facing, allowing them to concentrate on what's most important right now: Sue's health and well-being.

Your contributions are not just donations; they are the embodiment of compassion and community spirit. Together, let's ensure that Sue and Charlotte navigate this challenging phase with the support and resources they so rightfully deserve.
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