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I Want to Go January 14, 2010

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Devastated Haiti after earthquake

I don’t want to sit here typing.
I don’t want to sleep in my bed tonight.
I don’t want to study.
I don’t want to wear these cute clothes.

I want to get dirty.
I want to dig in.
I want to help.

Someday. I. Will.
Today I ache deep in my heart for the Haitian people. I have been there… to Haiti. It is desperately poor.
I ache because all I can do is watch. Pray. Hope. Send.
But, I’d rather GO.

For now, I am praying and hoping and sending what I can to reliable charities who will use 100% of the money they receive to help Haitians.

Medical missions.
The whole reason I am going to school to become a nurse.
I. Can’t. Wait.



Don’t Forget About Them December 13, 2008

Two pairs costs $5.00.
Five bucks.
Five dinero.
It’s as much as a Subway sub.
Or a Little Caesar’s pizza.
Or a Venti Latte from Starbucks.

Do you have an extra $5.00?

If you’ve already donated THANK YOU. But maybe you’ll donate again?

Have a lovely weekend.



The Unveiling of The Secret November 10, 2008


You have waited with baited breath I am sure!!

Here’s the deal. Soles4Souls has launched an initiative through social media outlets to give away 50,000 pairs of shoes in 50 days. For more information about this click here.

What can you do?

Give up that Starbucks coffee for 4 days and donate instead. It seriously only costs $5 for TWO pairs of shoes. Five bux!! No shipping. No fees. No trips to the dreaded post office. Not even a stamp is involved. Nada. Giving up your Starbucks addiction for 4 days will donate 8 pairs of shoes!!

Who doesn’t have that? Heck, if you give up pizza night you could donate $15 and give 6 pairs of shoes. Right? Pack your lunch instead of buying a 12 inch Subway sub for $5 and you can give 2 pairs of shoes.


Count your loose change. Bet you have five dollars worth just in your couch.


Did you know…

  • It is estimated that Americans have 1.5 BILLION pairs of unworn shoes lying in their closets while over 300 MILLION children around the world have never owned a pair of shoes?

PLUS — there is a bonus for your gift. After 50,000 pairs of shoes have been donated, someone (with a guest of their choice) will be randomly selected to hand deliver the shoes they purchased to someone in need on one of Soles4Souls’ trips to Mexico!!!! Wow!!!!!

Rich and I already gave our donation. Now it’s your turn. Join me, Anne Jackson, and over 150 bloggers across the web in an effort to give shoes to those who desperately need them.

Then, after you’ve donated, come back here and help encourage others to participate. Leave a comment that you donated and brag about how SIMPLE it was to give.

Five dollars. What better gift — what cheaper gift — can you give this holiday season?

Want another bonus? Ok. You got it! If you readers collectively (as in group effort) donate $50 TODAY (Monday, November 10, 2008) and post your comment on my blog — Rich and I will MATCH the donation dollar for dollar up to $50. In other words, we will donate $50 in addition to the $50 that you have given. That means for your $5 we’ll give $5 so the donation becomes $10.

That’s just 10 people giving a $5 donation each. That’s MORE than doable on here!

So donate — comment (don’t forget to tell me how much you gave so I can keep track) — and then watch the ripple grow!!

Click here.
Then comment here.
Make a difference!!
Now go!!


Habitat for Humanity February 29, 2008

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Please visit my sister’s┬áblog and make a donation (however big or small) for her Habitat for Humanity project.

Click here:

Then when you get to her page click on the title of her post “Habitat for Humanity”. It will take you to the website set up to receive your donation.

Thank you from both of us.