Friday, June 19, 2009

For A Good Cause...

Not that long ago I asked for prayers and good thoughts to be sent my father-in-law’s way. He has been waiting for a heart for over a year. Though we pray for one so he can continue his life, we know someone will lose their life to make this possible. It is sad, but true.

Hallie of the ‘Wonderful World of Wieners’ knows what we’re feeling; her dad got a new heart six years ago. She currently has a fundraiser going on to raise money on behalf of The United Network for Organ Sharing. She is looking for either prizes for the raffle or monetary donations. Donations are tax deductible and will get you tickets for the raffle, which consists of 25 prize packages totally $3,000.00 to date.

She has had several posts about the fundraiser but the one that really struck a chord with me is this one.

If you can donate or contribute a prize please know that it is for a good cause and would be greatly appreciated. What kind of prizes? Here’s what Hallie asked for:

*If you're an artist, might you donate a piece of your art?
*If you're a crafter, might you donate a handmade craft?
*If you're an author, might you donate a copy of your book?
*If you're a photographer, might you donate a picture?
*If you're a blogger that reviews products all the time, might you donate one or two of those items?
*If you work for a company that makes a cool product, might you ask them to donate one?
*If you aren't crafty AT ALL, (like me...sigh) might you consider buying something to add? A gift card, a cool "whatever" or a unique "must have?"

Get the idea? If you knit, stamp, macrame, paint, photograph, make jewelry, design anything, have a store you might like to draw attention to, whittle, etc.....would you consider tossing something into the mix?

…one last thing, are you an organ donor?


Wait. What? said...

I am an organ donor. My children have asked that should anything happen they would like to be as well. I believe in this cause.

Wine and Words said...

Yep, I am scheduled to donate everything! Put in your requests now. The heart and lungs are superb, eyes decent....the rest? Well, it'll do in a pinch :)

Aunt Becky said...

I am praying. Am also an organ donor.

meleah rebeccah said...

I am also an organ donor. My thoughts and prayers go out to your father in law.

bernthis said...

I an and I gave a few dollars a few days ago and I said to Hallie I wish it could have been more

Kim's Korner said...

Keeping your dad in law in my thoughts!

Yes, I'm a donor, and Hallie's raffle and post gave me the opportunity to discuss it with my kids, and to explain to them that THEY'RE donors too!

Love your Bogey quote LOL.

Gin said...

Ya got an organ donor right here!

Cindy said...

Prayers for you da'! I'm an organ donor and so are my sons, ages 17 and 21.
My own dad had quadruple bypass surgery 2 weeks ago today. It helped me that the folks and blogland and FBland cared and thought of him. He's doing well, but there is that pesky damage from the heart attack. Hugs to you.

Lola said...

We're all donors in my family! I'll see what I can do for the raffle.