As the old saying goes, pictures are worth a thousand words. For BEST, this was true (and then some) on our social media for 2016. Which pictures resonated the most with our followers and fans?
BEST superheroes and supporters by the hundreds found this picture quote the BEST during our Giving Tuesday mission.
On the BEST Pinterest page, this pin was one of the standouts for 2016:
And just like the that, the holidays are nearly here.
Looking for an easy way to get that shopping list tackled and do good for the superheroes of the brain injury community at the same time? Check out these ideas that help support BEST!
Bravelets cause jewelry and accessories: Give loved ones (or yourself!) the message of bravery with clever and special jewelry and accessories by visiting the BEST Brave Page on Bravelets.com. Ten percent of all purchases go directly to support the BEST programs and services.
Make the folks at BEST smile with your Amazon Smile donation on Amazon.com purchases. Click here to learn more.
Are you a Fred Meyer shopper? Put their rewards card to good use with their special community rewards program that will help benefit BEST. Click here for more information.
The holiday season can be stressful time of year for many of us.
For caregivers, it can add even more complexities to an already hectic pace.
Here are some links to some of our favorite articles that have appeared on this blog and elsewhere that provide helpful tips designed especially for caregivers to navigate the holiday season. Click on the links in green to read on and learn more.
BEST board member, guest blogger and caregiver, Maggie DePuye-Phillips, explores what’s helped her the most as a caregiver during the holiday season.
The BEST “Tuesday Tips: Caregivers and the Holidays” blog article series gives helpful reminders and strategies for caregivers during the holiday season.
Here is a good article from Brainline.org that shares ways to enjoy the holidays after a brain injury.
Lash and Associates Publishing, a terrific resource for written materials and more for the brain injury community, featured a blog article on holiday stress for survivors and their caregivers.
From Caregiver.org, here is an article that helps caregivers cope with stress during the holiday season.
Have any tips to share with us on how you cope with the holiday season? Please share in comments below!
Have a sports fan in your life who is looking for a clever and practical holiday gift? This handy-dandy Seahawks-themed tote has a special surprise–it comes with a removable foam insert so it can also serve a comfy seat cushion to take to events. Two great items all in one!
This item was handcrafted by BEST Stitching It UpCoordinator, Karen Sheppard and it is the featured item for our 2016 BEST Holiday Giveaway on the BEST Facebook page.
Starting at 10 a.m. (PST) on Thursday, December 15, 2016, stop by the BEST Facebook page and you can enter to win the tote. The winner will be selected by random drawing at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 4 p.m. (PST). The winner will be announced in a Facebook post right after the drawing.
Entering is easy. Simply like the post and you are entered to win! Read more about giveaway guidelines and rules below.