Bounty Joins Napkin Notes Dad In Changing Lives
Garth Callaghan, who grew up in Port Leyden, has been leaving napkin notes in his daughter Emma's lunch since she started school. He may not be around when she graduates because of his kidney cancer, so he's written 826 notes to last until her graduation. Callaghan's story is inspiring parents across the country, who are starting to leave messages for their children. Now Bounty is joining the mission. One dollar will be donated to Emma's college fund for every napkin note tweeted to #Napkins4Emma.
Callaghan says he was so moved by the gesture. 'Bounty recognized that writing napkins notes was a very powerful message and they wanted to help spread that message. When they told me this, I had a lump in my throat, tears were streaming down my face and I truly felt blessed.'
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I would love to see a million pictures with #Napkins4Emma so we know parents are doing it and making a difference in their child's lives
Although the college fund is wonderful, Callaghan wants more; lots and lots more. 'The goal is to get parents to join in on the campaign, regardless of the benefits to my daughter. I would love to see a million pictures with #Napkins4Emma so we know parents are doing it and making a difference in their child's lives.'
I've been leaving notes on the bathroom mirror for my daughter since I first spoke with Garth. I often wondered what she did with the notes once she read them. One day I walked into the bathroom and looked up. I found them all in a line, at the top of the mirror. 'That exactly what you want. That tells you that what you're doing matters' says Callaghan.
The day I heard about Bounty, I wrote a note on a paper towel, rather than a post it. It must have blown off the sink because when I came home my daughter was mad she didn't get a note. She found it on the bathroom floor.
Make a difference by leaving notes for your children. Your message will not only affect your family, it'll affect the Callaghan family too.
Garth Callaghan Talks Bounty Campaign
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How will you inspire your children today?