Nine Ways to Support BIAA from Your Home
By Stephanie Cohen, Development Manager, Brain Injury Association of America
Raising awareness about the impact of brain injury and ensuring that people have access to the resources they need is essential – perhaps now more than ever. Here are nine ways you can help while you’re practicing social distancing.
- Entertain the kids with family-friendly stories from the Brain Injury Association of America’s (BIAA) online shop. Books like Our Daddy is Invincible are a great addition to any book shelf. Writer Shannon Maxwell wrote this story after her husband sustained a brain injury, and she found no available resources to help explain the situation to her children. Check out this book and many others at shop.biausa.org.
- Start a Facebook fundraiser to benefit BIAA and the brain injury community, or hold an online fundraiser in honor of someone you love. Click here to learn more.
- Shop online using Amazon Smile. Click here, register BIAA as your charity of choice, and start shopping! A portion of everything you buy will go to helping individuals with brain injury.
- Check out our Carolyn Rocchio Caregivers webinar series for useful webinars made with caregivers in mind. Click here to download each webinar from the comfort of your home.
- Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.
- Stay connected with us by signing up for our e-mail list. You will receive regular communications about advocacy, education, and general BIAA news. Visit biausa.org/signmeup to get on the list.
- Find tips, techniques, and shortcuts in the Brain Injury Survival Kit, available from BIAA’s online shop. Bonus: When you buy books in our shop, you support BIAA!
- Join us by engaging with others facing brain injury on the Personal Stories blog. Visit biausa.org/personalstories to read reflections from members of the brain injury community, or share your own story today.
- Make a donation online by visiting biausa.org/donate.
This article originally appeared in Volume 14, Issue 2 of THE Challenge! published in 2020.