Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Psalm 82:3

What if there are children who will suffer somehow because I failed to obey God?
What if my cowardice costs even one child somewhere in the world his or her life?
(excerpt from The Hole in Our Gospel)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Nice People, Spaghetti & Shots

T-15 days til the Cardboard Art Gala & Spaghetti Dinner (scroll down for the details).

Nice People:
After some not so good days, one really great day followed. Two managers from two local businesses said YES when I called them and told them I was raising money for orphans in Africa. All I had to do was ask if they'd be willing to donate something OR give me a substantial discount on purchases. (Side note: Four other managers of stores I frequent - who shall remain nameless - told me "well...that goes through corporate and you have to apply...bla bla bla...and you need to submit in writing bla bla bla...). I know there are policies. I get that. But is a $10 or $20 gift card that hard to give away?

So, Thank You Tina at Little Caesars in West Jordan and Thank You Kelly at Family Dollar in Salt Lake (or maybe Kearns?), for wanting to help and being willing to add a few minutes to your day to help me help raise money for the children I'll be meeting on Mother's Day...children who don't have a mother any more. Even if I'm not successful getting other donations, please know that the two of you made my month!

If you're attending our little event, we have some wonderful family friendly and especially kid friendly baskets to be auctioned off. And please, please, please RSVP! I want to be sure I have enough food and drinks to feed your families!

Lastly, I got my Yellow Fever shot this week during my international travel clinic appointment. $186. for a nurse to tell me what to eat, what not to eat, what to touch, what not to touch, what different sicknesses look like, what countries to get to should I get rabies, meningitis, malaria, etc. and ONE poke in the arm.

I still have 4 more shots to get next week, but fortunately I can call them "vaccinations during my annual check-up" and bill my insurance! Had I gotten everything I needed at the travel clinic, it would have been $399!

1 comment:

  1. Since we live toooo far away in Illinois & can't attend your Spaghetti Dinner, we are sending you a check to cover the cost of your family eating dinner April 16th. Enjoy! Hope your fund raiser is a BIG success! Love, Mom and Dad