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A Few Things

Several “giving” opportunities have come my way recently and I thought I would pass them along because you know, the more the merrier.

The first that came my way was from Catherine, who I went to Columbia with (and who I probably owe passing Economics to!) She and a few others are running a race Memorial Day weekend for charity – and her words describe it much better than I can:

“A team of us is running the Spring Lake 5 this Memorial Day Weekend to raise money for the Flight 93 National Memorial.  My mom and step-dad, Jean and Don Peterson,were passengers aboard Flight 93 which crashed in Shanksville, PA on September 11, 2001.  As the ten year anniversary approaches, our team is hoping to raise $2,500 for the national memorial in PA.  Construction has begun on the memorial, but support is still needed to complete the project and provide a truly fitting place to honor the passengers of Flight 93 and all of the victims of September 11th.

I hope you will consider supporting our team.  Any contribution will help. Donations are tax deductible and can be made through a secure online donation page run by the National Park Service.  Here is the link to our team’s page: https://myaccount.nationalparks.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=479.”

The second opportunity also from New York friends, Kristian and Katy. They are soon expecting their second little boy and are using the opportunity to impact little lives half a world away. Again, they say it much better than me and you can read all about it in this blog post. In celebration of their new little boy they are raising funds to pay for a life saving heart surgery through the Preemptive Love Coalition. The Preemptive Love Coalition, in a nutshell, operates in Iraq and provides heart surgeries (among other things) to the Iraqi children. I recommend everyone visiting their website it will always be challenging, inspiring and cute all at the same time :)
They are raising funds by selling sets of cards that feature Katy’s photography. You can buy them online through THIS LINK

And last but not least………..
This big boy is running a race! Every year we participate in the 5K to raise money for the Brentwood campus of the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home and this year Will is big enough to participate in the 100 yard dash. He is so excited and has been practicing “racing” on the sidewalk and at the park. The race is May 14. So, if you want to sponsor him a dollar or two let me know. In return, there will be cute race day pictures!

P.S. We are toying with the idea of watermarking all the pictures on the blog for security reasons. Recently another blogger, who has a lot more followers but it could happen to anyone, has had someone taking the pictures of her little girls off her blog and using them on their facebook account. It was really creepy. So, to keep the creepsters away we may be taking extra steps of precaution.


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8 Responses to “A Few Things”

  1. SYBIL says:

    Good information: Thanks! I’m sure Will is going to be a great contributor to the charity he’ll represent in the race. I will have to support him. Cute picture also.

  2. Katy says:

    Thanks so much for the mention, Amber!! You’re so sweet.

  3. Honey says:

    I would love to sponsor Will. He is such a big boy! Watermark is a good idea. You can never be too careful!

  4. AbbasGirl says:

    I am really picky about posting pictures online, too. Sad, but there are some real creeps out there. I disabled copy/paste on my blog and upload pics to Flikr, put the setting to private, and then paste the html to my blog. If you have a Mac you can get around it, but most people have PCs so I figure it at least helps some with the privacy concerns. :) Good luck to Will in his race!

  5. Karen says:

    What do I need to do in order to sponsor Will? I would love to do so.

  6. Nonny says:

    We would like to sponsor all 3 of you. Let us know how to do that. We have always been a supporter of Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home. Will is very quick. Bet he is excited!!!

  7. Amber says:

    If we’re going to see you before May 14 (most of you) you can give Will a few dollars when you see him. If we won’t see you – just send me a quick email and we’ll put your donation in or you can mail it to Will. :)

    I don’t think Bill and I are running this year – but we may, who knows!

  8. Mimi says:

    Well, of course we will sponsor our Little Cutie.