Saturday, April 26, 2008

It's Time to Give

I have had a tugging on my heart for quite some time now and have decided it's time to use my blessings to bless others that are less fortunate and in need. As most of you have read on my Etsy store announcements, I'm currently running a special to help raise funds for children that are in desperate need of food and clean water. $5.00 from the sale of each Camille Star bag is being donated to the "Run for Hungry Children" that is being held in the Chicagoland area on May 17th. While this might not seem like a lot, it is when you take a look at the numbers. . .

Approximately 6 million children die each year in other countries from hunger related causes. One child can be fed for approximately $1 a day. If I could raise just $30 through the sale of my handmade products, I could feed a child for a month. That is truly amazing. And we're already at $20 thanks to all my Etsy customers. I think this issue seems a little bit closer to home and a little more real since I have two children of my own. I cannot even imagine not having food to provide for them. . . hence the tugging on my heart.

Please visit the site if you are interested in participating in the 3k walk/5k run or would like to find out more information. There are touching stories and projects listed that detail where donations will be making the most impact.

Thanks much ~

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