Yes, it is make a difference day….make sure you vote and
keep reading for how we can directly help some hurricane victims!
shop Black Friday…seriously! Make sure you
Friday, someone will probably push or say something stupid which will test all
of your poise and grace. Don’t give in…hold
your tongue…keep smiling and you will enjoy the process much better!
Sandy, I felt this gripping urge to help, but had limited resources to do
so. What does someone do who has plenty
of extra “stuff” but not a lot of extra cash to send to the Red Cross? I went right to a contact on the scene, the
fabulous blogger Jill of Everything Just So.
She is in Manhattan and surrounded by the devastation. Jill got right on it and after several
emails, sent this one:
Okay, so one lead has come through. They are definitely taking donations at Camp Olympia, which is the pool where my son takes swim lessons, which is actually located in John Jay High School, a school close to me on 7th Avenue. I’m including the link so you can see how I found out about this:
I emailed Tracey and she says there is a need and she herself is working with a local youth group as well, with 25 families who lost everything at Breezy Point and the Rockaways and she says the families have upwards of 3, 4 and 5 kids each. She was excited to hear about the possibility of donations she can deliver herself! I emailed her asking for more specifics regarding what donations they are looking for. I hope to hear back from her later today.
extra clothes, blankets, sheets and toiletries to
by the end of the week. Tracey says
donations will help families in Breezy Point and the Far Rockaways, both in
Queens, and both places hit hard by the storms…I know I watched the fires in
this area on the news with great sadness. I have always loved Queens. Tracey told Jill the youth group she is working with would make family
specific packages with any donations
|Pictures from the devastation in Queens from The Washington Post, October 31|
So, how about it bloggers and readers, will you join us?? We can
specifically help families in a very
direct way! Let us all make a difference