'Give Before You Get' Christmas Giving Project to Enable the Underserved to Give Presents to Hospital Patients

Dec 21, 2010, 15:59 ET from The Stafford Foundation

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Stafford Foundation's Doing Good™ Campaign announced today the "Give Before You Get™ Project."  The project is intended to encourage homeless and underserved individuals to spread the spirit of Christmas by delivering gifts to hospital patients across the country even before they receive gifts themselves.

The Doing Good™ Campaign is providing twelve nonprofit groups in Cleveland, Memphis, New Orleans, and the Washington, DC metropolitan area with thousands of festive ornaments, which will be distributed to patients in hospitals as Christmas presents. The gifts will be delivered by homeless and other underserved volunteers, who will be working with participating nonprofits in their communities. The campaign will also donate gifts to a hospital in Liberia, which will be delivered by a local school dedicated to enabling youth to do good and give back to their communities.

"The 'Give Before You Get Project' is focused on inspiring those who are typically seen as the recipients of goodwill to go out and be givers themselves.  We truly believe that regardless of one's position or station in life, each of us can do a little good," says Earl W. Stafford, Chairman and CEO of the Stafford Foundation.

This initiative aims to not only bring holiday cheer to hospital patients, but to give the underserved the opportunity to Do Good and share their service with their communities. The project continues the mission of the Doing Good™ Campaign, which aims to inspire people from all walks of life to do good and help others.

About the Doing Good™ Campaign: As part of The Stafford Foundation's People's Project, the Doing Good™ Campaign is dedicated to inspiring the underserved to help others and contribute to a world-changing cycle of good. By providing the tools, know-how, and inspiration, the campaign aims to encourage people to look beyond their own situation and do good for others. www.doinggood.com

SOURCE The Stafford Foundation