What a month it has been!!!! I love the first day of the month because not only is it the start of yet another great month it means it is Comments for a Cause time!!!! For those of you who may have just recently stumbled upon my blog (welcome!!!) I make a big announcement the first day of the month. The first part of the announcement is the big reveal of exactly how much money will be donated to the “cause” of the month. This past month I chose The Breast Cancer Research Foundation as the recipient and for each comment made on ANY post during the month I promised to donate 50 cents to that cause. Well–the calculator was burning up when I tallied the comments and I am thrilled to report that I will be donating $236.50 to BCRF as a result of YOUR comments! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment so often. It adds up!
I know I say it every month but it is true!!! When I come towards the end of the month the “right” charity always presents itself to me. This month is no different. Facebook has been such a wonderful tool for me to connect with friends and keep in touch with those who I don’t have the chance to see every day. One of my former co-workers at Epworth UMC in Concord posted a link on her page asking for support for her upcoming trip to Honduras through Carolina Cross Connection and I knew I had my November cause. We have supported several other “causes” through Carolina Cross Connection on It’s Just Life before and I know that they do wonderful work both locally and abroad.
Allison Spruill is one of those people who gets it. She understands that we are on this earth for a purpose and that purpose involves reaching out to others. She lives her life with that goal in mind and I am thrilled that although our time of working together was brief we still maintain connections where we can support one another. Please read what Allison’s Indiegogo page says:
Thank you for wanting to learn more about my fundraising campaign! I’m Allison Spruill, the Minister of Discipleship at Canton Central United Methodist Church. Last summer I visited Honduras with Carolina Cross Connection and two of our church youth members to serve in orphanages there for a week. I didn’t realize how much that trip would affect me. I fell in love with the children and the city that is considered “the most violent place in the world.”
We spent several days serving at the public orphanage where 100 children, from birth – 13 years old and some older special needs children, spend their lives behind high walls topped with barbed wire and bars on their windows like a prison. We simply played games, pushing them on swings, sliding down slides, rolling marbles, and holding babies. We learned their names and some of their stories. I befriended a 9-year old boy on our final day there, and we were both in tears when it was time to leave. I need to return to see him and the other children again, to let them know they are loved and not forgotten.
My goal is to raise $1200.00 in 45 days. Every dollar helps! All donations go towards the cost of the trip, whether or not the goal is met. Any money raised above the requested goal will be used to purchase needed supplies for these children: diapers, wipes, formula, shoes, clothing, etc. Your donations are tax-deductible. You’ll receive a statement from Central United Methodist Church in Canton, NC.
If you cannot donate at this time, please share with your friends so others may learn of this cause. I appreciate your generous support!
What a wonderful way to share with her by supporting her this month with Comments for a Cause. Remember that for each legitimate comment on ANY post will net 50 cents to her fundraising efforts. After all—it’s all about the kids!!! If you would like to donate on your own please feel free to go to this link to make your donation.