Friday, February 1, 2008
Blessings Friday: Sleeping Children and a Giveaway
Today begins the month of celebrating love. I received a special blessing of love for Christmas from my friend Karen that I want to share with you today.
We worked together for many years and continue to be long-time friends today. Karen was also one of our non-blogging bandage brigade participants. She made 6 bandages and is continuing her knitting so as to be ready for next year’s Junie Moon’s Bandage Brigade project.
Karen made a donation in my name to Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW). SCAW is a Canadian organization that provides a bedkit to a child of any race and/or religion in underdeveloped and developing countries.
Depending on their needs in whatever country they live, a child receives a bedkit consisting of a mat or mattress, pillow, sheet, blanket, mosquito net, outfit of clothes, towel, and school supplies.
It breaks my heart to think of children sleeping in doorways, alleys, or wherever they can find a place to curl up. They have nothing, literally nothing—so sad!
SCAW is a total volunteer-operated group. At their own expense and without benefit of a tax receipt, volunteers travel to different countries to supervise bedkit distribution. Not one cent of donations is spent on administration, 100% reaches the child.
Just like Karen, I want to help a child sleeping in the streets somewhere in this world as we begin this month of celebrating love—and there are many children enduring this. Just as Karen’s heart was full of compassion and love in giving to this worthy cause in my name, I want to pay it forward by doing it for you.
We can learn about ways to help others—together. Please share your own favorite charitable work by leaving a comment on THIS post. This means helping some cause outside your own circle of family/friends/neighborhood. I’m talking true charity.
I will randomly draw a name on Thursday, Feb. 7. A donation in that name will be made on Friday, Feb. 8 and posted on my blog. This is my way of loving the children and loving you.
May your weekend be full of the blessings of love!