I am FINALLY hosting a fundraiser/drive benefiting Sickle Cell Disease.
Followers of my blog already know that this is a disease that my 17 year old daughter was born with and has suffered from all her life. I won't go into all the details of her journey. If your interested, please read all about it on her blog.
There have been so many agencies and organizations that have given unselfishly to our family as my daughter battled this horrible disease.
As a family we have always discussed how we could give back. What could we do to make life easier for families affected by Sickle Cell Disease? Of course, we have grand ideas of an International Foundation breaking down financial barriers to treatment as well as helping families live a well lifestyle...and that is our goal...But, having grand goals can sometimes paralyze you from doing anything...
One Sunday, while watching Oprah something she said really spoke to me. She said, "if you want to help someone, just start where you are. It doesn't have to be grand, just start."
Hum, yeah...why not? We can do something, it doesn't have to be grand...We just need to start. So we brainstormed and Mini came up with the idea of donating school supplies to kids...(it doesn't hurt that Mini is obsessed with school supplies)...and I love to entertain and cook...
So, that's what we are going to do, combine our passions to help others...and we hope you guys will join us.
If you don't live in the NYC area you can still get involved by donating a backpack or school supplies for kids in K-College. If you feel so moved...and I hope you do...Just email me... firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you my address and you can mail your donation us.
(p.s. you get discounted pricing when shipping books through the mail...ask about it at your local post office)
This could be the start of something good.
Please join us.