It is March 1st and that means it is time to focus on Comments for a Cause here at It’s Just Life. If you are new follower (thank YOU!) this is the way it works. Each month I select a charity or cause to support. For each legitimate comment on ANY post during that month I promise to make a donation of 50 cents to that cause. Legitimate = a comment that shows that you actually read the post and actually made a comment relevant to it. Simple, right?
In February I was thrilled to find Global Arts Therapy which is a wonderful organization that brings arts and music programs as well as sustainable development projects to urban youth in Iowa and Nepal. Samantha Lee Thomas acts as C.E. O. of this wonderful organization and is the enthusiastic and energizing force behind this fabulous cause. This month I am thrilled to share that with YOUR comments we will be making a donation of $235 to help with their work both in Iowa and Nepal. Thank you to each one of you who has made a comment, shared a post on Facebook or Twitter or passed my blog address along to someone. I truly appreciate it.
March is here and hopefully this horrid winter is on the way out. My usually sunny disposition has been tested the past week with more snow and cold and I am over it. Way over it. But today I am setting all of that aside to let you know that together we can make a difference in the lives of some very special children.
Thanks to Val from the blog Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids I have been inspired to choose one of her favorite charities as our next Comments for a Cause—-Make-A-Wish–Iowa. She wrote a lovely post about their efforts here. Make-A-Wish Iowa grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Those wishes can be any of the following:
- I wish to go..
- I wish to have…
- I wish to meet…
- I wish to be…
In Iowa, a wish is granted every other day. In the United States, a wish is granted every 38 minutes, and, on average, a child is referred for a wish every 28 minutes. The average cost for an Iowa wish is $8,600, Val currently serves as the vice chair of theNorth Iowa Make A Wish chapter and has been involved for over 6 years with the organization. She has been a vital and important part of the advocacy of this wonderful program and i am thrilled to help support a cause that is dear to her heart also.
Please join me in helping make some wishes come true. You have heard and seen the stories. Your heart has been touched. Now is YOUR chance to continue to make a difference and all it takes is a comment here and there on It’s Just Life. I promise I will respond to your comment because YOU are important to me.
Thanks so much for the support. In April we will be celebrating 2 full years of Comments for a Cause. That is a lot of comments and a lot of great causes promoted. Don’t forget to check out the other Comments for a Cause blogs in my sidebar—–they would love the comments as well.