Join Dolly Parton to Support COVID-19 Research - prior

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Join Dolly Parton to Support COVID-19 Research - prior

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Thank you for your tremendous generosity. If you plan to pay with PayPal, please note that the limit for an order is $5000. If you will pay with a credit or debit card, the limit is whatever your card issuer allows.



[This is a sample page that we created specifically to show Dolly Parton and her colleagues what we propose. Nobody else will see it. Please see this presentation of the opportunity for musicians and other cultural leaders to encourage fans to join them in supporting the nonprofits that are battling the pandemic].

A Note from Dolly About this Gift


Hello everybody! I have an invitation and a request for you.

I don't need to tell you that we are facing a terrible pandemic. If Teardrops Were Pennies, we would all be rich by now.

My longtime friend, Dr. Naji Abumrad (he's not Just Someone I Used to Know), has been doing research at Vanderbilt Medical Center for many years. He told me that they are working hard (not just 9 to 5) and making exciting progress towards finding a cure for the coronavirus.

That great news was like The Day I Fell In Love. I told him it came "Just When I Need You the Most!"

I wanted so much to help, so I said, "Here I Am," and donated $1 million to help find the cure.

Please join me to speed the cure! No, you don't need to give a million dollars to make a difference. Donate whatever you can. Maybe the amount you would normally spend on a pair of movie tickets (may as well, the theaters are closed), the cost of a cute outfit (yep, the stores are closed, too), or the cost of a nice restaurant dinner (yep, closed). Whatever you can do. Every bit helps. Please do it Before the Next Teardrop Falls.



Our Birthdays Can Save the Day

Here's what I love about Changing The Present: you can show your love by giving a meaningful donation to make a difference in a friend's name instead of buying yet another traditional present. This may be The Greatest Gift of All.

Nearly a million of us Americans have a birthday every day. Think how much money we are spending on all those presents! This year, let's do something more meaningful.


Do you have a birthday coming up? Create a charitable wish list on this site. Then add this gift to support research at Vanderbilt Medical Center (or any COVID-19 or other gift you like). Share it with friends and family so they know that you would welcome a meaningful donation instead of more stuff.


Looking to give a great birthday present? Do something meaningful. Give this gift (or any charitable gift on this site) as a donation in your friend's name instead of shopping for merchandise.


No birthdays on the horizon? Join me in giving, just to make a difference.


Be a Dolly Fundraiser! Create a registry, then add this gift, and share it with others. You can see how much money you have raised. I will thank the top 100 fundraisers with a personal thank-you note and a mention on my website.

Please Share this Page

By the way, please, please, please share this page! If you tell 100 friends and family members to do this, eight of them will probably have a birthday in the next month, and even more will be shopping for presents. So spread the word!

You and me and all of us--let's do this together. And let's make it go viral to fight the virus.


Keep the Faith!