Tuesday, July 20, 2010

i'll get by with a little help from my friends...

Summer Whites


I wear white. I mean I really wear a lot of white.  Most people wear black. Mature people who read the Wall Street journal. Sophisticated types. People that live in New York and drink a lot of coffee.

I wear white. I like to fancy myself a bit of a Daisy Buchanan.  It makes me feel light and airy and clean.

Even if it is a poor choice with six dirty little hands that like to leave their mark.



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Okay you internets you.  I need a little help.

In September I will be hosting an annual fund raising party. There will be good food, great people and a really fun raffle that will hopefully bring in a nice pot of cash.

Here's where you come in.  As of yet, we haven't decided on a family or cause that the money will be given to.  Each year we try to find a family that really needs a helping hand. We don't donate to any foundations that have overhead or salaries to pay.  We want all of the money to go directly into the hands of the people who need it.

If you know of just the right situation where a little help from friends would make all the difference, please email me the details. 

Also, if you are so inclined, and would like to donate to the raffle, we would love it! We are hoping to put together gifts starting at fifty dollars and up. 

12 comments:

Jenny said...

How do you wear white with the kids? I'm afraid to wear anything white b/c I know it will get ruined and I can't replace all of that. I would love to wear more of it.

Shane, Meg, CJ and R-Baby said...

As you well know, adoption can get expensive. I know there are families out there who are wanting to grow, but don't feel like they can because times are hard. I bet you could find a family who really needs the help. Just one idea!

abode said...

Hi - your fan in Salt Lake City with a fab little shop called abode (www.abodepfm.com) would love to donate something unforgetable.

Terri Fisher said...

I agree with the adoption comment...we are in the middle of it and know how expensive it is...and really hard to fundraise in this economy! If you can't find a particular family or would rather, you could sponsor a particular child through Reese's Rainbow or something similar. Often there are families who want to adopt special needs kids, but the cost seems too prohibitive. When there is a nice grant for a particular child's adoption, it helps find him or her a family much more quickly. Just a thought!

Studio 111 said...

How about a family at your church who are having a hard time financially? Or a local family with a sick child who could use the money to pay for medical expenses.

sharlean said...

Hey April...Sean and I have a friend, he (was) a fire fighter. He died the other night in his sleep, after he broke his leg. Freak accident at home but his broken leg caused a blood clot that killed him. He is leaving behind 5 little girls. He was only 34. They are members of the church and this would be a very nice cause. I would help in anyway that I could. By the way...what a sweet sweet thing you are doing...even if you don't pick this cause...you are amazing!!

margie said...

I'm in girl...
can I send a check?
you amaze me...
daily...
loves
kiss kiss
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Laura said...

I like local. We are always looking elsewhere to find that needy family, when often, without knowing it, that needy family is our neighbor.

I know this. I have been that family. And my community helped me. I will never, ever, forget that.

I also wear black and drink a lot of coffee. Yup. From NY.

Carla said...

Total inspiration. I LOVE this idea...I might even have to do something like this in my own community. Let's start the world on fire with this concept...LOVE it!

Brit said...

Hi! I have a suggestion for a worthy recipient of your generosity... we have already started fundraising for the family and could definitely use help! You can read her story here...

http://grantandbrit.blogspot.com/2010/07/will-you-be-one-of-my-15.html

and here...

http://www.giveforward.org/finnleykate/

What a wonderful thing you are doing! Whomever you do your fundraiser for will be so blessed by you!

Jen said...

I agree that adoption is financially challenging, having been down that road myself. But, I would like to add one other option to the list... a precious young lady going through some medical hardships: http://princesscloey.blogspot.com/
Thank you for your consideration.

Lisa said...

My sister came across your blog. I was out of town during this post and then she couldn't fine her note with your blog info. I live in San Diego. My 13 year old son's best friend was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on December 24, 2009. He had his right leg amputated at the knee in March of this year. Insurance covers little of the "extras" one going through chemo and needing a prosthetic leg (ie. a new leg once chemo is done and Jake begins to grow again. One dr. said he's seen young cancer patienst grow as much as 6-8 in a yr. after chemo ends.) There are two other children in their family. This has taken a HUGE financial toll on them. It won't end any time soon. A friend and I put together a fundraiser in May to help with medical expenses and those funds have almost been depleted. This is a wonderful and deserving family. Perhaps your decision has already been made but I couldn't pass up an opportunity to try to help Jake and his family. You can get more information at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jakepocius and at http://www.jakepocius.com/
You can email me at encinitas_lesters@hotmail.com if you'd like more information. Thank you for doing something wonderful for someone deserving no matter who you choose. Lisa