Friday, April 25, 2008

Not the future of the entire planet, but the future of some very special children

For the two or three of you left out there who don't already read Shelly Tucker's wonderful blog This Eclectic Life and haven't heard yet, Shelly's decided that her Share a Square project to give each child at the Camp Sanguinity cancer camp a handmade afghan isn't enough and she's collecting money to help pay their camp fees too.
Shelly is from Texas, and you know they don't do anything small in Texas. This woman dreams BIG. It costs about $150 to send a child with cancer to camp for a week, to give them a chance to forget about their illness for a few days and just be a child. Unfortunately, for many families with a sick child this is a luxury they just can't afford. Together, we can help them give their children a gift they'll remember forever - a week of pure childhood fun.
There are 140 children attending the camp, so we need to raise $21,000 by June to make this dream a reality. If each of us gives up just one latte or one movie ticket, we can do it. Come on, that's not too much to ask, one latte. Help us send those kids to camp.
Clicking on the button above will take you to Shelly's blog where you can click directly on HER button (right there in the top right corner) to make your tax deductible contribution via paypal, or click on Shelly's link to find out how to mail in a personal check. (I tried to make the button work directly from here but it kept linking to my personal paypal account. Much as I'd love to, I really can't subsidize all of your contributions like that.)
Help send these kids to camp. It's not the future of the world, but it could mean the world to a child with an unclear future.
Thank you.


Anonymous said...

Oh, darlin' I appreciate you telling your readers about this. I know you have a great base of folks who drop by, and hopefully some of them can help. Times are tough for everyone right now...but think about what it's like when you have a child who requires constant medical attention.

Your support means tons to me, Robin, and I'm sending good thoughts your way!

Janet said...

Thanks for pointing this out!

Gill said...

Such a brilliant idea. I am already doing a run for cancer in June, and have donated money to another blogger living with cancer recently. But if I can help I will. I'll take a look. It is such a worthy cause!!!

anthonynorth said...

A worthy cause indeed. You did right to publicise it.

Tammy Brierly said...

One Latte is not too much for such a worthy cause as this. I've seen camps like these and they are great. Thank you for letting us know Robin.

Robin said...

Thanks guys, this one really is a worthy cause.

Anonymous said...

Another very valid, vital and necessay way to speak of the future!!!

paisley said...

i thought this was a beautiful and very monetarily worthy cause,, and i hope others will have a look and feel the same way.. thank you robin for posting this.

Lucy said...

thanks so much for letting me know.
That is a wonderful cause. :)

Tammie Lee said...

actions like this will effect the future of our planet. Lovely.