Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee A Mother's Rest, nominated by donors
Alistair and Rebecca. They are a network of B&Bs offering respite retreats to parents/caregivers of loved ones with disabilities or chronic illness. You can find their web site here.
A few words on Charitocracy
Firstly, for newcomers: here's how it works. Donors pool their monthly contributions, as little as $1. The cause with the most votes each month wins the pot. No matter how much or how little you contribute, each donor at Charitocracy gets one vote. This is where charity meets democracy. So please share this post (see social sharing icons at top of post) and ask your friends to join us and vote! That's how we spread the word and, as a result, grow the monthly pot. The bigger the pot, the bigger our positive impact on the world!
About nominee A Mother's Rest
The AMR Difference: Proactive vs. Reactive Self-Care
A Mother's Rest is a first-of-its-kind nationwide respite & fellowship experience exclusively for parents and caregivers who have loved ones with disabilities and/or chronic illness.
Our 501c3 non profit is committed to the proactive health care of special needs parents and caregivers through frequent & affordable respite retreats. We are redefining "respite" and creating a comprehensive care program that alleviates the life strains of these families.
AMR functions under the premise that "you can't pour from an empty cup." Our nationwide network of bed and breakfast "Porch Partner" inns makes respite retreats available and affordable to parents all over the US and Canada. And we do it with private funding. It is core to our goals to not add to the tax burden, nor to be limited by restrictions of receiving government funding. We want to be able to say YES to caregivers when they ask for help.
Our *children* are worthy of our *healthiest* best.
So please visit the page of nominee A Mother's Rest to vote for, like, or discuss this cause! And check out their first of many Facebook Live videos from 3 years ago:
3 thoughts on “Spotlight on nominee A Mother’s Rest”
A mothers rest truly has changed my life. Going on retreat and RESTING make me able to go back into the “fray” with more stamina, patience and calm. It also taught me to make repite a regular part of my life so I didnt get to the end of my rope.
I’ve stayed twice at the flagship Terrace Respite Inn in New Market, MD, and it was amazing. I came home with a renewed sense of purpose, and more patience and energy to keep on keeping on. I look so forward to going again in 2012.
A Mother’s Rest provides a restful getaway for caregivers who are often desperate for time alone. Being with people who understand our difficult challenges, frustrations and unique joys (My 21-year-old daughter peed in the toilet today! 🥳) is something very special that we can’t find anywhere else. It’s priceless!