HAS HELPING OTHERS HELPED ME?

Since the New Year, I have become actively involved in a project for Uganda.  Our current goal is to secure permanent land for the children of RUHU (Rising Up Hope, Uganda) orphanage so they are never evicted from another home again.When my friend, Jamie Macari, told me his story about living in Uganda for 9 months where he met Patrick, a local Ugandan who had been rescuing kids from the slums of Kampala since he was 20, I was compelled to become a part of their cause....more

National Doodle Day for Neurofibromatosis

My wonderful, sweet friend, Carol Edmonston, the “Doodle Lady”, has two of her doodles for sale on eBay to raise money for Neurofibromatosis. Let’s support her endeavor and see who ends up with those doodles.The USA National Doodle Day auction went live this afternoon.Here are the direct links to your 2 beautiful doodles:Doodle #1 - http://bit.ly/KUnBHoDoodle #2 - http://bit.ly/IOEEiU...more

An Invitation for Inspiration

For the last three years, there's one thing I cannot seem to remove from my New Year's Resolution list.  And while I've been making the effort, I never quite feel like I've done enough.  Sure, I improved...but do I really feel like I can call it complete? Nope, not even close. I know you guys are thinking 'cut to the chase and tell us what it is.'Point well taken.  No need to drag this out.That pesky New Year's Resolution?...more

A Few of My Favorite Things

I have plucked some randomness from around my casa that are my favorites. My FEED bag.   I support the FEED Foundation because a portion of each bag sold through the store provide meals for hungry children through the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). Visit the FEED Project website here. The FEED bags are great to grab on your way to the grocery store s...more

A Hero's Example: Giving to the Homeless

For nearly thirty years, Father Maurice Chase would hand out dollar bills to people on Los Angeles’ skid row. “Father Dollar”, as Chase was called, stood on the sidewalk among the poorest of the city’s poor. He didn’t judge anyone; he simply gave dollar bills to everyone who stood in line. Father Chase didn’t care if the people used the money to buy food or drink or drugs, he only wanted those people to know they weren’t invisible and that they were loved. ...more

Today is World Water Day

Today is World Water Day, when we stop to recognize that nearly one billion people on our planet still live without access to life's most basic need: clean, safe drinking water; that’s one in eight of us. Image: Esther Havens via charity: water ...more
 @Elisa Camahort  @charitywater  Hah. I was thinking about donating again for Johnny Mac ...more

Tweeting For Charity Needs to Change: Here's How

I recently made the following statement on Twitter: "Pet peeve: people holding charity donations hostage for RTs and Likes. People won't get help if you don't get followers? #unkewl...more

Post #12, Ralph Lauren "Pink Polo" Charity

Hi Sweet Ladies!Hope you all are doing well!I am off of work today and thought I would post extra early.Todays post is about the Ralph Lauren "Pink Pony" collection. This collection uses 10% of the proceeds of each item sold to help the fight against breast cancer through the "Pink Pony Fund".The collection includes some classic polos, a t-shirt, candles, a throw and some other accessories.I have been curious about this collection for a long time and I had never heard anyone talk about it before. Therefore, I want to share it with all of you!...more

The Variety Club Telethon- Callie's Contribution

My niece, Callie, is a child who has experienced a lot in her first years of life. As a result there are many resources involved in her care. Her mother, Rhonda, managed to coordinate  two fundraisers in their community this past year in support of one of those resources – Variety – the children’s charity. Friends, family, school and anonymous donors managed to raise over $8000!...more

Susan G. Komen: Shame on Me, I Didn't Do My Research

My involvement with breast cancer fundraising goes back a long time.  Twelve years ago I trained extensively and raised more than id="mce_marker"2,000 to take part in two consecutive 3-Day walks in Los Angeles -- trekking 60 miles from Santa Barbara to Malibu....more