Thursday, July 24, 2008

I NEED YOUR HELP! August Good Deed

I have decided to start once a monthers; meaning: once a month I will be hosting a giveaway, a great find, a special recipe and most importantly a GOOD DEED!


This was supposed to start for the month of August but since it is July 24th, I figure I can get a head start and post our good deed early!


I came across this organization called Make A Child Smile (MACS) homepage and it truly touched my heart.


Here is some information about the organization:


Founded in May of 1998, by Alexandra Bakker, the Make A Child Smile Organization, also known as MACS, has been a source of support to children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses and their families. Emotional support is provided by creating the opportunity for people to visit the MACS website and learn about the children and their illnesses. Each month, new children are featured. A picture and biography describing the child and information about their family is published on the website. Hundreds of 'net surfers, schools, service organizations, girls/boys scouts and church groups use the MACS website as a philanthropic project where they can send cards, letters and small gifts to the featured children and their siblings through postal mail.In December of 2000, MACS was granted tax-exempt status so that it could expand its mission to include fundraising efforts in order to provide financial assistance to qualifying families for help with medical, funeral expenses or other costs associated with the child's illness.

HERE IS YOUR JOB:
If you are a reader of the justalittlescribble blog then I am asking for your help!
I have chosen a little girl by the name of Abbie. Abbie is 16 and resides very close to where I am now living. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma (to read more about the disease please click the link).

If your heart is leading you to help Abbie please post a comment that you would like to help.(*very important, if you are unable to post a comment please email me at zagorianosg@yahoo.com). I will send you my address where you can send the following items:

-a homemade card/store bought to make Abbie smile (sign your name and maybe include a picture of yourself if you'd like)

- something small that a 16 year old girl will like (book, makeup, candy etc.)

-(optional) $1.00 bill to be donated to the MACS organization

DEADLINE FOR YOUR ENVELOPE TO BE POSTMARKED IS AUGUST 25TH. I WILL BE SENDING OUT THE PACKAGE TO ABBIE FROM THE JUSTALITTLESCRIBBLE READERS BY SEPTEMBER 1ST.

If we can do a good deed once a month that is a step in a positive direction for us all, just think in a year we would have accomplished 12 good deeds!! Please join me!

15 comments:

::Sylvia:: said...

What a great thing to do, I'll be sending my stuff to you next week!

Michelle Melania said...

This is such a great idea! I still have your address; so I'll put something together soon.

I am going to link to this from my blog. :)

quitecontrary1977 said...

please send me your address so I can send a little something her way!

Marfa said...

Very touching... This hits a personal note with me.

Rob's foster brother (who was one of his best friends) suffered from lymphoma. Although he had many treatments the past 3 years, it spread throughout his body, to his ocular nerve and down to his intestines...he kept in good spirits through it all! He passed away this past January.

bocktalk said...

Send me your address, I will try to help, and am going to visit the website :)

Luvkids334 said...

Could you please send me your address so we can send something. My oldest daughter is 16 and I simply can't imagine her having to deal with something like that.
Thanks for doing this for this girl.

cshell said...

Thanks for leaving a comment! I haven't posted in forever! I love your idea...I will be looking for your letter!!

Karin Schueller said...

Are you still looking for donations? I would be happy to send something! I'd love to know what has been committed though...she probably doesn't need 3 of the same thing. ;)

Chantel said...

I am willing! I haven't a lot, but I am sure I could find something.

alaskawildrose AT gmail DOT com

mindy said...

I would love to send something! What a great idea! I would like to send a necklace or something, please contact me and let me know where I can send it!

Mindy

ART GLASS BY YM said...

Please contact me with her address. I would love to send her one of my Hope necklaces.
Yvonne
http://artglassbyym.blogspot.com/

Charlotte said...

I'd love to help! Please send me the info.

charlotte(dot)evard(at)comcast(dot)net

ART GLASS BY YM said...

I will mail you the jewelry this week. Please visit my blog, I have included information on your wonderful good deed.
Yvonne
http://artglassbyym.blogspot.com/

ART GLASS BY YM said...

Please let me know that you received the jewelry I mailed you. Thanks!
~Yvonne~

ART GLASS BY YM said...

Looking forward to seeing your update showing the August good deed items that you sent to her.