This time of year is often such an inspiring, encouraging one. It is a time when the glow of the holidays is still fading. The excitement of the new year is still fresh, and yet spring is fast approaching, too. Our family has more than usual to celebrate this season, with a new little guy joining our family.
But winter can be a difficult season as well. It can remind you of family members with whom you used to celebrate. While I always enjoy this time with my family, I have lost all four of my grandparents, and I can’t help but wish they could still join us. I wish they could meet my kids.
No matter how much you know in advance, a death in the family is still such a shock in so many ways. It can bring so much stress and anxiety, along with the obvious sadness and pain. No one likes to think about making arrangements and handling financial obligations. (Things like funeral or memorial expenses, medical bills, mortgage or rent, tuition, car payments, or childcare.) So it’s not often that people actually have a plan in place for when tragedy strikes.
ALittleHelp is a new community-funding program to support family members and friends who have lost loved ones. It’s a way to help with unexpected costs, and also a way to help celebrate and remember the lives of those lost.
I’ve seen many people use various sites to create a fund, but ALittleHelp focuses only on memorial funds. You can easily and quickly set up a fund for someone.
ALittleHelp is unique in that it doesn’t claim a percentage of contributions (while other sites can take up to 9%). The only costs are a standard PayPal fee (2.9%), and a flat fee of $.30 per contribution. Finally, it is sponsored by Legal & General America, a life insurance company with over 65 years of experience, so you know you have solid support.
Losing a loved one is such a tragedy in itself. Finances do not need to become an additional burden. Also, many times, people want to know how to help. A fund created on ALittleHelp is such a great place to direct them. For more info on starting a fund, check out this video:
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of A Little Help. The opinions and text are all mine.