Sunday, February 20, 2011

Blanket for Feb

I'm about 3/4 of the way done with the blanket I'm making for February's love drop recipients.  I'll be posting a picture later today, tomorrow at the latest.  I assume I will have to send it out soon, I haven't checked the LoveDrop website lately, so I'm not sure when the drop is going to be... should really do that, huh?  Off I go... *sigh*

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Love Drop no. 2, and recap!

Last month the Love Drop Team raised over $2,500 and boxes after boxes of goods and items to help Jill and her family get through a hard time in their lives (homelessness & financial worries). We did this in 1 month. All 400+ people came together and gave a few bucks each to impact one family's life. If you participated in this, THANK YOU. The final presentation can be seen here. (It's pretty cool!)
This month we start all over again and circle around 2 beautiful kids with severe autism -- Ethan & Alex. Our goal is to raise $13,000 so we can get them a highly trained service dog. And if possible, two iPads so they can speak again (they can't even say "I love you" to their mom -- these iPads allow them to get their voice back).
Here are 3 ways you can help:
  1. Join the team - This is the best way to help out, and all it takes is $1.00.
  2. Join our blogger network - Blog about our Love Drops each month like I am :) It's easy, it's rewarding, and it REALLY helps spread the word (which in turn helps our families). Love Drop will give you all the content you need.
  3. Give a gift or provide a service - Gift cards (iTunes would be great!), two iPads (so we can help the boys speak again!), and anything else you think could help out.
    Last month, I made a little something for each family member... all 4.  This time, there are 5.  It may be a bit more difficult to make something this time around, but I will go do my research on autism, I seem to remember some importance on touch, which is right up my alley!  I think, at the very least, I'll make something for the 3 kids, I wouldn't want the little girl to be left out!!!!!!!!  I'll write again soon, once I get a bit more info on what to make.