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My Gift of Grace

A project in Philadelphia, PA by The Action Mill

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An important conversation about death and dying, wrapped in a game, given as a gift.
Backers: 436
Average Pledge Per Backer: $95

Funded: $41,338 of $38,000
Dates: Jul 7th -> Aug 9th (33 days)
Project By: The Action Mill
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Latest News

Final Hours for My Gift of Grace!

August 9th - via:
The minutes are ticking away on our Kickstarter campaign! At 5pm Eastern Time today, no more backers will be accepted, so if you know anyone who might want the game and become a backer, now is the time to let them know! You can also increase your... (Read More)

Deadline for My Gift of Grace approaching fast!

August 7th - via:
Two things to share with you on the second-to-last day of the My Gift of Grace Kickstarter campaign: First: This is the second to last day! Friday at 5pm Eastern Time is the deadline for backing this project. We’ve already made our goal, but you... (Read More)

Thank you!

August 6th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

It takes a team to make a game!

August 5th - via:
In our Kickstarter video, you met the four people behind My Gift of Grace, but there are a lot of other people who will come together to make this game. Last week, we introduced you to our box manufacturer in Rhode Island. On Friday, we visited our... (Read More)

Dr. Ira Byock backs My Gift of Grace

August 2nd - via:
As of this afternoon, 311 people have backed My Gift of Grace. And #309 sent this message: Too many Americans die badly, in ways they would never have wanted, because they never wanted to talk about it. We avoid the conversation: “It’s always too... (Read More)

Made in Rhode Island

August 1st - via:
One of the first things we did when we started designing My Gift of Grace was to look at the “made in” labels on other card games. What we found was disappointing: most of them were manufactured in places where we couldn’t be sure of of good... (Read More)

More coverage, and a big boost!

July 30th - via:
As of this afternoon, there are 244 people backing My Gift of Grace! 244 people who have stepped up to make My Gift of Grace happen, and you’re getting attention and spreading the word – Thank you! We got a big boost this morning, and we’re now... (Read More)

New HuffPost article on My Gift of Grace

July 29th - via:
There’s a great new article out today about My Gift of Grace in the Huffington Post: check it out and share it with your friends! Start your conversation today!My Gift of Grace is about giving permission to talk about... (Read More)

In memory of Rhoda

July 23rd - via:
We are sad to announce that Jethro’s grandmother, Rhoda, died on Sunday morning. She was 93. If you’ve watched our Kickstarter video, you know that we designed My Gift of Grace to be given in memory of a loved one as a way of sharing better... (Read More)

New Game About Death and End-of-Life Issues Seeks Funding via Kickstarter

July 19th - via:
The Action Mill, a Philadelphia-based design firm, has created a game to improve an experience everyone will face someday: death. The game helps families and friends start conversations about death, dying, and what they want at the end of their lives. (Read More)

Tell us why talking about death is important to you

July 18th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)


July 10th - via:
The WHYY program Newsworks featured My Gift of Grace last night, and they produced a short video along with the segment. Reporter Maiken Scott interviewed Penn Medicine palliative care physician David Casarett about our game: ...without conversations... (Read More)

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