Word of the Week: Countdown – Temple Grandin School

Word of the Week: Countdown

Countdown. This Tuesday, December 8, is Colorado Gives Day. Over the past week or so, I’ve been inundated with emails from nonprofits I’ve supported, reminding me how many days, or even hours remain between now and then. At TGS, we’ve chosen not to “blast” our supporters with multiple emails. We recognize that year-end giving is a phenomenon we want to be a part of. We are asking for your support. But instead of devoting massive amounts of time, energy, and expense to multiple appeals, we are focused on countdowns of a different kind.

270 hours until Winter Break. Holidays can be stressful. How can we best support our students and teachers between now and then?

29 days until our first out-of-state school trip departs. How will the sights and sounds of Washington, D.C., impact our students?

81,020 minutes until Common App college applications and recommendations are due, and one of our students is counting on us to help pave the way forward.

Personally, I am realizing that it’s only 78 weeks…545 days…13,085 hours until my son, a TGS alumnus, will graduate from college – and my work as a parent and advocate will begin again in earnest.

We have a limited amount of time to make a difference in the lives of these students. Your gift helps us create moments that matter for our students, families, and community. Thank you for supporting TGS!