June was the start of a NEW ThirtyOne year. Every year, I reflect on the past year – goals made and accomplished as well as those where I missed the mark. Anyone who knows me, knows that I want to make a difference in the lives of others.
My passion and my purpose will come together this year in a way I never thought possible. I am on a mission of:
Bringing hope and a smile to children, reminding them they are special and worthy
Yes, the giving campaigns (chemo comfort bags, etc) will continue. In addition, I will be donating 10% of my sales every month to a local organization that works with children. Children who are hurting because of no fault of their own ensuring that for even a moment they know that someone cares.
In July, it will be “Lunch Break” whose mission is:
to alleviate hunger and lead those we serve to self-sufficiency and healthier lifestyles. We serve everyone, with compassion and dignity.
I had the opportunity to meet with their staff last week and was impressed with their programs and their commitment. This groups humble beginnings in Red Bank has grown in safe haven for those in need. I saw smiles on the faces of children. I saw women feeling better about themselves. I saw them making a difference in the lives of families who are struggling.
Last year, we provide 31 children with THERMAL LUNCH TOTES filled with healthy snacks. The totes also contained a note of encouragement for mom as well as some inexpensive lunch ideas. Let’s be honest, the FREE lunch program doesn’t always have kid friendly foods. No hate mail PLEASE because I know that there are some places that have great meals but let’s be honest, not all of them do.
This year for $20, you can sponsor a thermal tote for a child in need. If you want to help BUT you don’t have $20, donate what you can – $1, $2, $5, or $10. Maybe finances are tight BUT you know a business that may want to help, GREAT! Let me know or forward this information to them. I will supply a list of business sponsors in every thermal tote along with blogging about them – FREE advertising for helping out a great cause. Where else could they get FREE advertising for $20 or $40?
Won’t you help to make a difference today? You can fill out the form below or contact me directly. I will be happy to invoice you. Let’s bring a smile to the face of as many children as we can this school year. The deadline is July 18th!
Have ThirtyOne-derful day!