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Caregivers: Act Now to Win a Presentation with Naomi Feil!

There are just two days left to participate in our “Caregiver Chew & Chat Week,” which started Saturday and runs until this Friday, Sept. 30.  The week is one of the main events of VTI’s first “I Validate to Connect” fundraising campaign, which ends Oct. 15.

If you are a Validation supporter,  take a little time to “chew” (perhaps over a meal?) and “chat” with other supporters (family members, friends, co-workers, etc.) in the next couple of days about how Validation can help or has helped in your lives. Then snap a photo and collect donations to support the #IValidate2Connect campaign for your chance to win some really great prizes, including a one-hour, online presentation for your group with VTI Executive Director Vicki de Klerk-Rubin and Naomi Feil (up to 20 people).

Even if you don’t have time for a meal, simply snap a group photo and follow the directions below. It’s easy-peasy.

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“Caregiver Chew & Chat Week” runs until Friday, Sept. 30. Show your support today!

      1. Take a photo with your group holding a sign that says “#IValidate2Connect”
      2. If you have a social media account, post the photo using #IValidate2Connect in your post. Then send us an e-mail with that same photo to info (at) vfvalidation (dot) org that we can publish on our social media outlets and blog.
      3. Collect donations from all the caregivers and give at our Generosity page.

That’s it!

FYI: Groups must donate a minimum of $100 for eligibility.

Learn more at our Chew & Chat page!


Campaign update: A long way to go, but there is still time!

Well, we are about halfway (50 percent) through our first fundraising campaign, #IValidate2Connect. Unfortunately, we are only 11 percent of the way to our goal of raising $20,000 to support a comprehensive study on the benefits of the Validation Method. Ideally, these numbers would match up a little more closely than they do.

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That’s the challenging news.

The great news: You still have time to get involved before the campaign ends on Oct. 15! Learn more about the different ways you can help us at

Simply spreading information about the campaign on social media or through word-of-mouth is a good start. Make sure to use the #IValidate2Connect hashtag, too!

One thing to remember: Please know that every donation, whether it’s $5 or $500, well help us reach our goal!

Together, we can do this!

Until next time…