Matt Logelin Family Charity Gift Registry
By allisono on November 13, 2008
Over the last 7+ months countless friends, family members and complete strangers have helped me deal with the loss of my wife, Liz, 27 hours after she gave birth to our daughter, Madeline. I never imagined that I would find such a tremendous support system by simply writing about my experiences on my blog MattLogelin.com.
We've been lucky enough to have been given enough toys, clothing, formula, diapers, etc. to quite literally, fill our house from floor to ceiling. We've used what we can and donated what we can't.
Also, with the help of total strangers, a 5k run/walk was organized to honor Liz and to date, (thanks to $7 donations from many of you), we've raised and distributed over $4300 to widows and widowers facing similar circumstances. I can't tell you what a difference these gifts/donations have meant to me and to Madeline, and I've been thinking long and hard about ways that I can help spread this generosity in the hopes of helping others who need it more than us.
A little over a month ago, SingleMindedWomen.com approached me and asked if I'd like to partner with them to help out a charity of my choice. They provided me with a list of charities, one of which really caught my attention...My Stuff Bags Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides abused, abandoned, and neglected children-ranging in age from newborn to 18 years old-throughout the United States, with personal belongings to provide a sense of comfort as they are shepherded through the foster care system.
Using the online gift registry at SingleMindedWomen.com, charitable givers can purchase essential items like clothing, books, art supplies, and toys and stuffed animals, which will be forwarded on to the My Stuff Bags Foundation.
For those of you who've gotten to know me over the past few months, you know where I stand politically. You may also be surprised to find that their spokeperson is someone with whom I disagree politically. Despite this, I wholeheartedly support this charity for all the good that they've done for abused, abandoned and neglected children.
If you're looking for a way to make a difference this holiday season, this organization is a great one. If you're hoping to send something to Madeline, instead please consider donating the equivalent amount to My Stuff Bags so that other children can feel the love of countless people they will never meet.
Thanks to SingleMindedWomen.com for setting this up.
And a special thanks to all of you for everything you do.
-Madeline and Matt
P.S. You can continue to send us the artwork that your kids create for Madeline...She loves it.
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