Showing posts with label Causes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Causes. Show all posts


The Clovers, Part 2

As I mentioned in this post, I'm joining up with Clovers For Collins.  I shared some of our clovers here and wanted to show you a few more today!

Brandy has been getting creative with fabric:

Stacie joined the ribbon brigade:

And Dana added some sparkle:


The Clovers, Part 1

I thought I'd share with y'all some of the clovers over at Clovers For Collins.  You can read about sweet Collins here and find out why we chose clovers for him here.  We have several different cloversmiths and each one has different talents.

Amanda is handy with the crochet hook:

Dana and Carrie have their hot glue guns plugged in and ready to go:

And of course, I am also running with the ribbon crowd:

Clovers are available as hair clips and pins!

Don't miss the next batch of clovers: check out this post!

Linking up to these great parties!


Clovers for Collins

Some of you may have noticed the new button on my sidebar over to the left.  I would like to tell you a little about that.

I belong to a group of women who all were due in May 2011.  We grew very close throughout our pregnancies and deliveries and have remained close to this day.

Our friend Nikki had her little boy, Collins a little over a week after I had Baby E. 37 hours later, they lost him unexpectedly due to a very rare lung condition. You can read more about Nikki and why we chose clovers here.  Through her grief, she has started an organization to provide hats to NICUs and photographers with Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep was there for her family to capture Collins in professional pictures for them to cherish forever. Our group of moms wanted to do something for Nikki in memory of Collins and so we got together to create Clovers for Collins to help raise money in memory of Collins for NILMDTS so they can continue to touch the lives of families affected by infant loss.  Now through March 17th,  we will be exchanging a variety of clovers for a $5 donation.  All proceeds will go to NILMDTS in memory of Collins on March 18th (Collins's 10 month birthday).  Please take a second to "like" Clovers for Collins and please consider helping us spread the word!

Clovers For Collins

See Sarah's post and Carrie's post about Clovers for Collins!


December Bow Sales Benefiting Cap Haitien Children's Home!

I love December!  There are decorations to put up, gifts to buy and sweets to bake.  Christmas shopping is one of my favorite things to do.  It's so fun picking something out for someone that you think is perfect for them.  

In all the hustle & bustle of the season, it's so easy to forget how truly blessed we are.  I'm halfway through December and I have not yet made charitable giving a focus.  That stops today!  

Our friends Hunter & Jillian moved to Haiti to run the Cap Haitien Children's Home almost a year ago.  They went there on a mission trip with no intentions of moving there and within months, they had quit their jobs and were headed to Haiti to save an orphanage.  If you have five minutes, grab a box of tissues and head on over to their blog to read their story.  You will not be sorry!

Hunter & Jillian with some of the kids
So, all that brings me to this: 

For the entire month of December, I am donating 50% of the proceeds of every bow I sell to CHCH.  This includes EVERY single bow, EVEN the Hair Bow of the Month Club.  

Also, today is the last day of this week's giveaway, so hop on over to enter!


One World One Heart - WINNER EDITION!

And the winner is (drumroll please!):

Congratulations, MissMary from Lillian's Stitches!

Thank you to everyone who participated! I had a blast going from blog to blog and have already added a few new favorites. To see all the blogs, Lisa has listed them alphabetically here. This will be my new favorite page as I slowly comb through all the blogs!

A HUGE THANK YOU to Lisa from A Whimsical Bohemian for putting this all together!

Y'all come back now! :)


I've Stayed Away From This Topic...

but I can't anymore. I know your strings are getting tugged every which way on this subject and I know I don't have a huge following, but even little differences count.

With the earthquake in Haiti, so much has been destroyed. Basic needs are not being met. That's awful and I hurt for people who are going through devastation I can't even begin to fathom.

I began hearing little here-and-theres about parents who were in the process of adopting Haitian orphans, who were in Haiti to pick up their child when the earthquake happened, now forced to go home without their child. Government buildings were demolished, paperwork along with them. I understand that you cannot just send a child to another country by counting on some one's word alone, but these children are now in desperate situations. Their orphanages have been destroyed. Their caregivers are taking care of their own families, leaving few people to care for the orphans. These children are sleeping outside with little or no access to clean water or food in an environment full of desperate people.

These same children have families ready to take them into a safe home. But they can't.

Read Keanan's story HERE and see how you can help by just sending a few emails.

Updated: Some Haitian orphans are already on US soil!


Saturday Feature - Bloggers With Big Hearts

I thought it would be fitting for Valentine's Day to feature my favorite big-hearted bloggers. These bloggers have taken the time to raise awareness about something important to them.

In no particular order and without further ado:

C Jane Enjoy It - Blogged for her sister Nie* while she was recovering from a plane crash. More importantly, took care of Nie's children while Nie was in recovery.

Meet Me at Mike's - All over the Australian Wildfire relief effort. I'm pretty sure the last dozen posts are about how you can help, even if you're not in Australia.

...where laughter lives: The Riggs Family - Adoptive parents of seven kids, this blog started as a way to chronicle their lives. Lately it has been consumed with the progress of their daughter Abby, who was diagnosed with Leukemia last July.

A Whimsical Bohemian - Started One World, One Heart, an event aimed at bringing together bloggers from around the world.

inspirecompany - She's a foster mom who's about to get her second group of foster kids. She lays it all out there and she really is inpiring. Like, I've been practically begging Daniel to let us foster some kids. One day!

Do you know of a blog I should list here? Just leave the link and reason in a comment!

*Don't forget today is Love for Nie Day - the day to replace all "Donate to Nie" buttons with "I Read Nie" buttons.


Shopping for a Good Cause

The only thing better than shopping is knowing that you're helping someone when you do. What a wonderful thing!

For this and other equally adorable items or to find out more, please visit Hope For Jasenn, a fundraising etsy shop to benefit Jasenn and his family in his fight against kidney cancer.
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