Comments for a Cause rolls on and on and on. It’s hard to believe that Chris and I have been doing this charitable highlight and donation thing since April 2011 on It’s Just Life. I can not say it often enough. This is THE best thing I have done on the blog and it is the one thing that convinces me that I need to continue. Your response to the causes that I highlight every month is heartwarming and Chris and I are blessed to be able to share some of our blessings with others in this way.
This past month Comments for a Cause went local and highlighted Free Rein Therapeutic Riding Center which is just down the road from me here in Brevard, NC. I wrote all the details about what they do in a post you can read by clicking here.
After visiting their facility for an informational meeting I knew that this is one organization that fits in with what I like to promote here on the blog. The volunteers and staff are amazing – dedicated, professional, compassionate and the list goes on. I love what they do and how they are making such a difference in the lives of so many children and families.
We attended their Gala and are thrilled with the item we “won” which will feature a llama carrying our picnic while we hike. Perfect for me, don’t you think?
We are thrilled to be able to announce that due to your comments and generosity we will be making a donation of $155 to Free Rein as a result of Comments for a Cause this month. Thank you from the horses, the riders and the volunteers. YOU made this happen.
Now to our December Comments for a Cause recipient. Thanks to a friend back in Mason City I found out about this great organization that does something pretty amazing for parents. Let’s face it – parenting is stressful and suddenly having a newborn in your home can be a huge worry but Knox Blocks Foundation has a mission to help with that a bit.
Co-Founders Mark and Elisha Palmer experienced a great loss when their 3 1/2 month old son Knox went down for a nap and never woke up. SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) was determined to be the cause of death and the family was rocked by the loss. Their mission through Knox Blocks is simple:
We want families in need to have a little extra peace of mind in honor of our son Knox. We raise money through donations to purchase Owlet Smart Socks. The Owlet Smart Sock is worn by infants to track their oxygen level and heart rate. Parents are alerted if the levels fall outside of range. We believe every infant should have an Owlet Smart Sock and we are determined to provide them to as many families as we can.
I love this mission and love that they have helped so many parents have peace of mind. The foundation is blessed with some great supporters and Owlet has agreed to match Knox Blocks dollar-for-dollar. Every Smart Sock purchased through Knox Blocks will be matched. What a generous contribution this family and this company is making.
Here is a very short video that shows how the Owlet Sock works.
My friend Jessica and her husband Derrick have been blessed with receiving an Owlet through the Knox Blocks Foundation. Jessica has had more peace of mind with their first born little girl and I never would have known about this foundation had it not been for her Facebook posts. Thanks, Jessica, for sharing such a wonderful organization with me.
Please be generous with your comments this month. If you love a post let me know. Even if you hate a post let me know. Each comment made on any post will mean a 50 cent donation to Knox Blocks Foundation at the end of the month. Be generous. It is the season for giving and you can give me your comments. Please feel free to read more about both the Knox Blocks Foundation and Owlet by clicking on the links at the end of this post.