F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum

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Kali

Dear Wonderful Feast Community,

We have two fundraising opportunities coming up for FEAST, so that we can continue to support the parent community and all the other advocacy work which FEAST does to raise awareness about eating disorders and evidence based treatment.

We are here to help you understand your son or daughter’s eating disorder, support you in helping them get appropriate treatment, and get you the information you need to help them recover and thrive.

How does your donation help? Your donation empowers families! It provides funds to enhance our peer support groups and offer family guides in multiple languages. Your donation allows our Global Task Force for Regional Action to grow! With your help, we can serve our community with free resources on our dynamic website. Join an unstoppable community of givers so together we can reach more families and provide support, education, and advocacy around the globe!  

We accept donations in any currency, from any country!

*F.E.A.S.T. is registered as a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Information on our site is meant to support, not replace, professional consultation.

Here is the link on the FEAST website where you can donate to FEAST for Giving Tuesday: 

https://www.feast-ed.org/donate/

And the 2nd giving opportunity is through Amazon Smile. if you are going to be shopping on Amazon here is another way to support FEAST. When you purchase anything through the Amazon Smile website, they will donate .05% of any eligible purchases you make to FEAST if you select FEAST as your charity!!!! Sign in through Amazon Smile here with your regular Amazon password and email: smile.amazon.com

And then you will need go to pick your charitable organization on the bottom right and select

Feast Families Empowered And Supporting Treatment Of Eating Disorders
as your charity.

and then shop! It does not cost you anything since Amazon is making the donation. You will just need to sign in through the Amazon smile site with your regular amazon password when you do your shopping. it has all the same things as the regular Amazon site.Please let me know if you have any questions!

warmly,

Kali
Food=Love
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PurpleRain
Thanks Kali, i'm i'm g to check the Amazon smile option for sure.
13 yo d started to eat "healthy" September 2018, she had a growth spurt a bit later, followed by tummy bug. She started restricting breakfast and school lunch in January 2019 (that we know). We succesfully refed at home.
I have found inner strenght, patience and compassion that I did not know I had.
Never retreat, never surrender
keep feeding
 
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CED123
Done.
Currently no light; only tunnel 🙁
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Kali
Thank you Purple Rain and CED123!

warmly,

Kali
Food=Love
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Foodsupport_AUS
Thanks for posting and reminding us of this. It is nearly giving Tuesday here already!
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Initially weight restored 2012. Relapse and continuously edging towards recovery. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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Torie
Thanks for the reminder.  I had designated FEAST for Amazon Smile years ago, but had somehow forgotten, and my purchases hadn't been going through Smile.  They are again now, though! xx

-Torie
"We are angels of hope, of healing, and of light. Darkness flees from us." -YP 
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ValentinaGermania
From Germany it does not seem possible to chose FEAST for amazon smile. Can I change that or is that a regional thing?
I seem to be able to chose only German or Austrian organisations....
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Kali
Hi VG

i do think that it may only be US based, there was also someone from Canada who wasn’t able to do it but I’ll confirm for you.

best

Kali
Food=Love
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teecee
I’ve made a donation in lieu of Xmas cards .... no brainier 
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Kali
Thank you, Teecee!

Kali
Food=Love
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Kali
Thanks for revisiting Amazon Smile, Torie!
I've signed up also.

Kali
Food=Love
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deenl
Just a gentle reminder that Giving Tuesday is ongoing this week.

Re Amazon Smile in different countries:
My understanding is that the charity has to be registered in the country that relates to the amazon site so, for example, FEAST is not registered as a charity in Germany therefore cannot be among the choices for smile.amazon.de. Obviously, the costs and administrative effort involved in registering FEAST as a charity in multiple countries does not balance out the small amounts that would be raised in this way. I do occasionally order items from the US on amazon.com and FEAST is my designated charity on that account. But I do not do it unless there is no alternative as the items are shipped from the US and that is not good for the environment. But for anyone in the US this is a great way for us to get donations without it costing you anything.

I know that FEAST are very, very cautious about how they spend their money. For example, Board of Director members going to the Feast of Knowledge pay their own way, including buying tickets for the event! We have a great team of volunteers but there are still unavoidable costs. One that is very relevant to us is the cost of the technical stuff relating to the forum, without that funding we would not exist!

There is no pressure to donate especially as we all know that re-feeding is very expensive, not to mention parents who have to restrict their working hours in order to supervise and all the everyday costs of normal life.

Warm wishes,

D
2015 12yo son restricting but no body image issues, no fat phobia; lost weight IP! Oct 2015 home, stable but no progress. Medical hosp to kick start recovery Feb 2016. Slowly and cautiously gaining weight at home and seeing signs of our real kid.

May 2017 Hovering around WR. Mood great, mostly. Building up hour by hour at school after 18 months at home. Summer 2017 Happy, first trip away in years, food variety, begin socialising. Sept 2017, back to school FT first time in 2 years. [thumb] 2018 growing so fast hard to keep pace with weight
  • Swedish proverb: Love me when I least deserve it because that's when I need it most.
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence Recovery, then, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle.
  • If the plan doesn't work, change the plan but never the goal.
  • We cannot control the wind but we can direct the sail.
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Kali
Thanks for clarifying, Dee.
Does this mean that for example that VG could register on the US site that you have provided a link to and then register for Amazon smile with the login credentials she uses for that (which might need to be different than her login credentials on the German site? Or does Amazon automatically take people from other countries to their country site only based on their IP?

Kali
Food=Love
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ValentinaGermania
The last one.  I cannot register on the US site.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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deenl
I was only going by my own Amazon account. I have accounts in the UK, USA, Germany and The Netherlands, where I live. I had to set up each one separately ut I can't remember how long ago it was. Perhaps the rules have changed since then.

D
2015 12yo son restricting but no body image issues, no fat phobia; lost weight IP! Oct 2015 home, stable but no progress. Medical hosp to kick start recovery Feb 2016. Slowly and cautiously gaining weight at home and seeing signs of our real kid.

May 2017 Hovering around WR. Mood great, mostly. Building up hour by hour at school after 18 months at home. Summer 2017 Happy, first trip away in years, food variety, begin socialising. Sept 2017, back to school FT first time in 2 years. [thumb] 2018 growing so fast hard to keep pace with weight
  • Swedish proverb: Love me when I least deserve it because that's when I need it most.
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence Recovery, then, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle.
  • If the plan doesn't work, change the plan but never the goal.
  • We cannot control the wind but we can direct the sail.
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