Raise their voice, save their story

Help us save seniors stories
 Help us build bridges between the generations, save seniors stories, one story at a time.

 The memories of our seniors are important. But what keeps memories alive?

….That’s important to consider because time is unkind to photographs, CDs and videos. We now know even digital data will rot and be unwatchable as the years pass. For people who cherish their grand parents memories and stories, this is a hard truth to accept. It means memories will fade and stories will die.

Not Forgotten® changes this, because now we can safeguard cherished memories and priceless stories for centuries.

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Here’s three GREAT ways you can help us on our mission to save seniors stories ….

 
1. SEND "SMILES ACROSS THE MILES" TO AN INTERESTING SENIOR 

Help create a personal connection for a senior and save their story
 Do you really see the old people in your community when you see them? 
-          That old guy you say “hi” to on the bus every day?
-          The bent over lady with the trolley you pass in the Walmart every Tuesday

But do you know their name, KNOW their real character, their story?  
Do you ever wonder who will remember them when the sands of time have slipped through their fingers?

Have you also noticed that seniors are often presented  as  menacingly evil or dim-witted and useless, or worse, invisible?
 
But this is so wrong! Our seniors have LIVED! They have WISDOM!  They have STORIES.

Not Forgotten wants to save every one of their stories, one at a time. That’s what the Not Forgotten® GoFundMe is all about
 
It’s also true that most of these seniors have a lot of stories behind them and far fewer in front of them ... It’s the circle of life, and we can’t change this.
But there’s one great thing you can do…..
It is a really inspiring thing we can do as a community......

Let's offer the next generation a new perspective on the character of the elderly in our communities.
Let's make sure our seniors are SEEN and remembered!

Help our seniors have the last word, help them save their story!




 
Our seniors all have stories to tell ... memories to safeguard. But there’s no guarantee any of this will last – there are significant challenges in saving stories for generations.
-          many seniors struggle with technology and have no one in their family to help them capture their story,
-           Many don’t have the money to spare to have it done professionally.
-          Sadly, most of their photographic and digital material won't survive even two generations, because of data rot. Which means memories will be lost, history will go unnoticed, and stories will die.

As a result they don’t feel able to leave their story legacy behind for future generations to enjoy.

Now there’s a solution to this problem, and it’s here to bring life to legacy.

And there’s an added bonus….

Stories are incredibly healing.

The Not Forgotten® stories filmed by a videographer create a moment of personal intimacy.
Its proven that story telling can help reduce feelings of loneliness.
Stories bring out many of the qualities of the wise and interesting seniors we know
Stories build bridges between generations - when the tellers voice is silenced, the bridge between teller and listener remains…

So when you donate to the Not Forgotten® fund you are helping your neighborhood seniors keep the story of their life alive and at the same time you can share the kindness of a personal connection.

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Its SUPER easy for you to help create this uplifting moment of personal connection for our “orphan elders”.

Set up a team, nominate an elder in your community, raise $300 and gift your elder "a smile across the miles". This product is exclusively available on GoFundMe for the reduced rate of $300.

For every $300 raised a senior’s story will be filmed and saved for many generations  

What Happens Next is the Fun Part!


Time for us to film the story (using our new high definition technology). No technology skills are required, so making this happen is easy, and its perfect for isolated seniors - as its filmed on a smartphone, with one / two clicks.  One of our gentle professional videographers will guide the story-teller through an online 60min story interview, asking questions, then edit the video into a stunning full feature format.

The generous 2GB of additional storage holds approximately 570 photos, so there’s ample room for a lifetime of newspaper clippings, letters, military records, videos, and more.

We link their story to their family history, catalog and map it on the International Time Capsule Registry  — then seal their time capsule safe in secure vaults in the USA under the care of the NotForgotten  for future generations to enjoy  – all you have to do is sit back and feel good about it.

 You can be part of this! Set up a team, raise $300 and help us make someone specials story different, make their story Not Forgotten® .

To set up a team : contact us through GoFundMe- tell us the name of your senior, preferably add a picture and any description of your senior, their town and country and contact details for the team leader.




2. WE ARE CELEBRATING STORIES FROM CENTENARIANS


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Do you know someone who’s turning 100? Has someone in your family reached 100 years of age?

First, lets congratulate them! Accumulating 100 years of life experience is an incredible accomplishment.

 Not everyone gets to be a Centenarian, so let’s celebrate them by filming their story and keeping it safe and available in a library for the next one hundred years.

 Here’s a special story gift arrangement from us just for them… 

The fundraising is all on us! Nominate your centenarian, sit back and let the NotForgotten® team do all the collection for a Time Traveler product gift through our social platforms – we will tell the world about your centenarian and get the funds together to save their story.

This shouldn’t take forever to raise,
but their story will stand the test of time.

Once we have raised the funds, time for us to film their story. We will get their best memories filmed online and edited by a professional videographer. 

We link it to their family history, add 2GB photos, documents and more — then seal their time capsule. We map it, catalog it and store it safely in dry high security vaults in the USA for 300 years in the care of the Digital Preservation Trust.

The only thing you need to do is nominate a Centenarian...

To nominate : contact us through GoFundMe - tell us the name of your centenarian, preferably add a picture and any description of them, their town and country and contact details for the team leader.


3. A WONDERFUL GIFT FOR GRANDPA


So much more than a “I love Grandpa” T-shirt

 

 
 
Magic Happens

When Shared Memories

Come Together  


Grandparents love to tell their stories. Memories & life stories are what makes families go round. Seniors and grandparents all know this! When grandparents tell their stories, family history comes alive. Out on the porch is where the best family tales are told. This generation grew up without so many of today’s media solutions. Their words are often all they have to bring faded photos to life, and they wonder ... how will these stories endure? These personal histories should always be timeless.

 Not Forgotten technology makes that possible, so why not preserve their finest stories in their own personal time capsule?

 A Not Forgotten®  time capsule is a gift unlike any other. It's an experience. It's the gift that keeps on giving for generations.

 It has a home made feel like a photo album or scrapbook you create.

Only this time, the memories won’t fade or be lost.

 A Not Forgotten time capsule takes loved one’ fragile photos, videos, documents and digitized memories and brings them together as a unique and timeless gift of the story of their life.

These time capsules include a STUNNING FULL FEATURE VIDEO FILMED ONLINE plus 2GB storage (that's approximately the same as 570 photos!). No technology skills are required, so making this happen is easy. Your gentle videographer will guide the story-teller through an online 60min story interview, asking questions, capturing their best memories then edit the video into a stunning full feature format.

Fill their capsule with a lifetime of family stories, recipes, newspaper clippings, letters, military records, journals, and more.

When the Time Capsule is filled up, we map it, catalog it and store it safely in dry high security vaults in the USA for 300 years in the care of the Digital Preservation Trust.

This product is exclusively available on GoFundMe for $300. But we know this is still big gift, and we want to make it accessible to all families so all seniors stories can be save. 

Here’s a Great Way for Family and Friends to Celebrate Someone Special

The NotForgotten Save a Seniors Story GoFundMe facilitates family teams to raise funds together for the gift of a time capsule for a grandparent. 

So why not get together as a truly appreciative audience and show Granny or Grandpa how much you really care?

Start your own family fundraising team in your grandparents name on our exclusive NotForgotten Go Fund Me page.

Put word out, share on social media, and get building your total. It’s amazing what you can achieve when everyone comes together.

Once you reach your $300 target, you’re 100% there.

Then set about surprising them with a Not Forgotten® Time Capsule that preserves their story for a long, long time

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Meanwhile, Out on the Porch ...
Granny and Grandpa tell more amazing stories, just like before.
But now they know they have a surefire way to keep the best tales going.
Once their Time Capsule is done they can rest easy, sure in the knowledge that their stories and times won’t fade like old photos.

 Here’s a safe harbor for stories without end.

When friends and family come together to make it happen, that’s when the magic begins.

To set up a team : contact us through GoFundMe- tell us the name of your senior, preferably add a picture and any description of your senior, their town and country and contact details for the team leader.
  

WHO WE ARE
 

GENERATIONS OF LIFE STORIES TOLD PROUD.
GENERATIONS OF MEMORIES KEPT SAFE.

 I co-founded NotForgotten  on a simple premise - to keep stories and legacies safe, and make stories discoverable and accessible for future generations to enjoy. I believe that our stories help us all see how we connect to the world, that leaving a legacy shouldn't cost a fortune, and that by participating in the NotForgotten library we will all contribute to having better understanding of our past.

 Today the NotForgotten Library Depository oversees the International Time Capsule Society which has documented many thousands of time capsules for over thirty years. The group was originally founded and headquartered at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia where the Crypt of Civilization, regarded as the original time capsule, was sealed in 1937 to be opened in 2537 . All time capsules recorded as part of this Go Fund Me program will be added to the International Time Capsule Registry  and preserved in the NotForgotten library depository.
 

WHAT WE ARE DOING TO HELP 

The program allows us to provide a videographer to film a senior’s story online using our new technology which enables us to film online at higher quality than other common online video tools, and provide a simple interface for seniors. Add photos and documents which complement their story and catalog and preserve it for 300 years.

It is a wonderful way to bring a personal connection to seniors and to celebrate their lives in this particularly lonely moment in history.
We are offering this reduced rate exclusively on GoFundMe so we can save more stories together.
 

HOW YOU CAN HELP
 
We need your help so we can brighten the days of hundreds of more Seniors and save their stories. We welcome any donation and will use it to advance our mission.

Donate: $5, $10 or more. For every $300 donation raised, the organization will select a centenarian, lonely elder or senior on your behalf and we ensure that the individual(s) story is captured and preserved.  All time capsule gifts will be provided to your Senior in your name by the organization. 

Set up a team for a worthy senior – a granny,  a senior elder, and fundraise $300 for their team. We will set up your senior up as a “team member” in their name. Your team takes advantage of the seniors GoFundMe discount to and raises $300 for the time capsule,  and we will do the rest – record their story, capture their genealogy information to create their ancestry record, map their time capsule on the International Time Capsule Registry , preserve their video and time capsule contents for 300 years under the care of our library and Preservation Trust Fund.

Nominate a Centenarian
contact us through GoFundMe - tell us the name of your senior, preferably add a picture and any description of  them, their town and country and contact details.

Unable to donate $ at this time? workplace campaigns, school and scout fund raising, matching gifts are all wonderful ways to support our GoFundMe.

Help us get the word out To help get the word out, you can share the link to your Facebook Timeline, Instagram, Tik Tok or simply tell others about it!





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MakeMyTimeCapsule  is a trading name of NotForgotten Operations  based in Princeton NJ, USA
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