April 1st and no fooling—it’s time to reveal the results for our March Comments for a Cause and share the new cause for April. It’s no secret that I love the first of each month because it means Comments for a Cause. Actually this month I am celebrating 6 years of doing Comments for a Cause. For those of you who are new to It’s Just Life on the first of each month I highlight a cause. For each comment made during that month on any post Chris and I donate 50 cents to that organization. It is a great way to highlight some of our favorite charities, find new ones and share those with my readers. So please come back often and leave a comment on any and all posts.
In March I shared that my friend Teresa Gray and her husband Dennis are going on wonderful mission trip to Honduras. You can read more about that by clicking here.
These two are making a difference. That is what it is all about. Their excitement for doing God’s work is contagious. I am thrilled that due to all of the comments on the blog this month (and because I bumped it up a bit ) we will be making a donation of $325 to help them with their trip to Honduras this summer. I am so excited to see what God is going to do through them.
You know by now I am passionate about books and reading and on April 4th my very own Little Free Library will be up and running just a couple of miles down the road from my house. You can read my first post about that news by clicking here.
I am so excited to be able to celebrate my love of books with others and this month Chris and I will be donating to The Little Free Library organization.
Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.
Through Little Free Libraries, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.
This video shares a quick overview of what this organization is all about.
How can I not love this organization? My Little Free Library is my birthday present this year and my friend Rod Deaton built it for me. He has gone above and beyond my expectations and here is a glimpse of the finished library before it is installed.
Make sure you come back next week for more pictures and details about the Grand Opening that I will be holding on Tuesday, April 4th from 10 am until noon at The Whistlestop Market located at 7825 Greenville Hwy. in Brevard, NC. There will be plenty of cookies, free bookmarks and chances to win gift certificates to Highland Books as well as other book related items.
I even started a Facebook page to keep everyone informed on what is going on at The Little Free Library. Click here and “like” the page to become a fan of the page.
Want to find out if there is a Little Free Library in your area? Check out the map by clicking here.
Don’t forget—every comment made on any post during April means a 50 cent donation to The Little Free Library. Please connect with them on the following social media channels.
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Wishing all the best to Teresa and Dennis Gray as they do their special work in Honduras. So pleased you were able to help them out with comments for a cause. Of course I am delighted about the Little Free Library and yours is wonderful! Can´t wait for the grand opening. You are amazing.
Thanks, Darlene! I know that Teresa and Dennis are going to do amazing things! And yes–the Little Free Library is going to be AMAZING. The post goes in today! 🙂
I love the Little Free Library concept. They are popping up in our little town. Your personal “library” is enchanting.
There are so many wonderful ones out there and I love each and every one of them. I am getting so excited about seeing it actually installed. The post goes in today!
Wow. I didn’t realize the little libraries were an organized effort. Congratulations on the grand opening of yours!
There are some that aren’t a part of this that are just lending libraries but I thought it was important to be a part of the bigger organization. Thank you! I am so excited!
Those little libraries have even found a neighborhood in l’il ‘ol Houston, MN!!!! I’ll have to snap a pic and get it to you!! The “Comments for a Cause” has been such a blessing, and encouragement, to many I’m sure!!! Wish we could be there for the ceremony!!!! Have an awesome time!!! Hugs………..
Thanks so much Doreen! I love how everyone is finding LFL’s in their communities. It is such a great idea and I can’t wait to see how mine is received. I tend to go over the top when I plan something so I am hoping that I have at least a few people that show up on Tuesday for the Grand Opening. 🙂
Oh I’m sure your celebration will be well received……you’re a total Sweetie…….hugs…….
We have several in Helena. Will be bundling up some books and sending them your way shortly.
Thanks so much. I love how many people are finding all over!
Congratulations, Beth Ann, on your Free Library! I’m sure it will be a huge success! So sorry I’m missing the opening….. 🙁
Thanks! You can visit it anytime! Doesn’t have to be that day!!!!
By the way, did you posy something on Next Door? You should, if you didn’t!
I did! It is under Events. Was also on the radio and there was a piece in the paper on Thursday.
Congratulations on your 6 years of Comments for a Cause and to all of the good people and their compelling issues who have been benefited by your and Chris’s generosity.
May April bring much joy to the many, minor struggles to the few while leaving nothing but peace to each of them and you!
I love books so I had to come see! Very cool idea Beth Ann. The your Little Free Library is awesome. I am going to check out your FB page and like it. Enjoy your weekend!
Hi Beth Ann. I’ve just discovered there is a LFL very close to where I live. I’ll make a point of looking for it. I read that it’s in a once neglected area and now the LFL sits in an orchard. Can’t wait to see it and take pics to send to you
Oh my goodness! I am so excited to hear about it and see pictures! It is so exciting to find them and hopefully that one is one that is still going strong!
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Oh, if I lived closer, I would be there for the grand opening. What a uniquely beautiful LFL.
Thanks, Audrey. It really is a neat one and I am so appreciative to Rod for making it for me. He went above and beyond.
CongratulaTIONS! On your new library! Sooo cool, now just wait until overdue book fees start coming in… LOL 😉 great news, no fooling!
No fees here—only love and free books!
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