I chose to highlight the phrase "The pen is mightier than the sword!" in this week's challenge. If we all got our checkbooks and gave a little the world would be a better place to live! There are people and families and kids in need everywhere!
Even a little helps...a can of soup at a food drive, take a name off a tree at the mall or at work and buy a gift for a poor child...compliment the lady in front of you at the grocery store on her festive pin...give the kid at the home improvement store a tip for placing your Christmas tree in the back of your SUV! GIVE! I can tell you from experience it feels good and it's sooooo easy!
Here are a few things I did this year...
What have I been up to? WELL...the question should be...what haven't I been up to?! You can bid on a frame I designed to benefit children with aids here EBay's Mission Fish , or any other frames designed by artists from all over to benefit children with aids. Did you even realize there was such a programme on E-Bay? Check out more information here at Mission Fish. Also take the time to visit the website to learn more about the Children with Aids project. Tanya Weaver did a fantastic job of gathering artists for this task! She works tirelessly to think of ways to raise money for these kids. If you have any ideas or art you wish to contribute please e-mail her!! Tanya Weaver Executive Director. Next....
Build-A-Bear for charity! My partner and I along with everyone at her office at Tunnell Co.LP took on local children in needs project in not only buying a toy for a child but also gathering children's books and designing a bear for needy kids! Here are our bears...you can see the huge difference in our design styles. Mine is "Adventure Bear-complete with knapsack!" Hers is the Ice Skater Bear- complete with cell phone. LOL!!!
Year round we work with many charities. This year was our first Arthritis Walk, seventh for the Carey's for Cancer annual Golf Tournament, seventh for the FSMHA annual Golf event to raise scholarship money for local kids and the seventh MS Walk, and the 15Th annual Health Fair!
Take time to donate or volunteer this season. If not now make it a New Year's resolution!