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On GivingTuesday on Nov 30, a Chance to Help a Local Woman in Need

Emily Progin, PR and Communications Coordinator

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Buy Artwork and Support a Fundraising Campaign to Keep Jane Independent

LINDEN, N.J.—On the global giving day GivingTuesday on Tuesday, November 30, the Linden community has a chance to change a local life. Jane Koza has partnered with the nonprofit Help Hope Live to sell her artwork to fundraise for her medical and related expenses as she lives with multiple amputations. On November 30, the nonprofit will waive all credit card fees associated with donations in Jane’s honor for greater impact with every donation.

A lifelong resident of Linden, Jane began living with paralysis in 2006 after a surgery. She was confined to a nursing home at just 47 years old. “I was told I would be a lifelong resident,” explained Jane. “So they thought!” Within the past few years, both of her legs were amputated above the knee.

Jane worked diligently to find a way to live independently again, and in 2019, she was finally able to move into her own accessible apartment.

Jane lives with a restrictive income cap to keep her state-based benefits. That’s why she turned to the national nonprofit Help Hope Live to fundraise for the medical and related expenses that her benefits would not fully cover. Because the nonprofit manages all funds raised, donations are tax deductible and do not count as personal income/assets to Jane, so they do not jeopardize Jane’s benefits.

As a former stained glass artist, Jane was excited about the prospect of bringing art back into her life. Today, she creates exceptional hand-colored artworks and offers them in exchange for a suggested $75 donation to Help Hope Live in her honor. Her clientele now includes the mayor of Linden Derek Armstead.

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Donations are tax deductible, medically verified, and managed entirely by the nonprofit to protect Daisy’s state-based benefits. On GivingTuesday on November 30, the nonprofit will waive the credit card fee for all online donations in Daisy’s honor.

Since 2012, GivingTuesday has provided an opportunity for people around the world to offset the heavy spending of Black Friday and Cyber Monday with charitable contributions and support.

Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and all funds raised will be managed by the nonprofit to cover verified medical and related expenses. Help Hope Live verifies medical and financial need for every patient.

Help Hope Live is a national nonprofit that specializes in engaging communities in secure, tax-deductible fundraising campaigns for people who need a transplant or are affected by a catastrophic injury or illness. Since 1983, campaigns organized by Help Hope Live have raised over $158 million to pay patient expenses. ###

Written by Emily Progin