"You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering."
Ernest Hemingway from "A Farewell to Arms"
|Coming Soon! "Winter Miracles" and "Snowdrop Hill" Collections from Cynthia Crane's Pottery.Etsy.com|
Another holiday season will soon be upon us bringing with it tidings of great joy and promises of love and laughter among our dearest friends and family members.
But we all know that for all too many this is sadly not the case. I'm speaking of those whose small voices are easily overlooked at this time of year for want of the newest shiny bauble and those making the loudest noise.
This post is a reminder to all of my lovely readers that before you begin your rush to prepare for the joyful holidays ahead, you take the time to put first those who need our help the most.
What follows is a charitable project recently implemented by my fellow blogger Vicki of 2 Bags Full.
|"Letters From Africa"|
Many of you already know Vicki and are aware of her many selfless acts of charitable giving shared on her blog. A few months ago Vicki received a letter from a social worker in Uganda who has been working with vulnerable and disadvantaged children, many of which are victims of physical and sexual abuse, and are children of young mothers, and/or are living with or are affected by HIV and AIDS.
|The children make jewelry and other crafts which are sold to support the work of the agency.|
Thus Vicki set upon another charitable giving project - "Letters From Africa". The childrens' needs range from craft supplies to personal items, but most especially there is a serious need for small monetary donations in the form of a Walmart gift card or Paypal transfer. There is a wealth of information on this most worthy charitable cause on Vicki's blog, including the how and where to send your donations.
And Vicki is also having another one of her lovely Giveaway Contests in conjunction with this charitable project!
The deadline for donations is December 1, which is also when the winners of the contests will be announced, so if you've not already done so please try to respond to Vicki's call very soon!
|Listing in my Etsy Shop, Friday October 31|
My contribution to Vicki's "Letter From Africa" charity will be a cash donation of 10% of the proceeds from the sale of 8 ornaments from my 2 new collections of Holiday Ornaments. "Winter Miracles" is a collection of miniature woodland animal ornaments, and "Snowdrop Hill" are snowmen and snowlady ornaments all decked out in comfy winter attire.
I will be presenting these new ornaments in my Etsy shop this Friday, October 31, beginning around 11:00 ET.
I hope you will join me this year in sharing of little bit of your own love and kindness with these disadvantaged children in Uganda.
Next post: A little window into the world of nationally recognized folk artist Paul Gordon!
With love and gratitude to you all - thank you for visiting today!