Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cara's Challenge

Cara has extended a challenge to all of us. I am passing it along as a challenge to you as well. She is giving some prizes away on her blog to bait the hook.

Quilters are the most generous, thoughtful group of people. Tuesday night I was invited Sheryl to attended the bear creek quilt guild.  Show and tell is always great fun as talented Quilters show off their latest pride and joy. Time after time they held up a quilt made for great niece, sister or friend. Then it happened, one of the guild members handed everyone in the front row a quilt, asking everyone to stand up and show the "charity quilts". There I sat on the front row, corner chair off the main aisle. So I joined in the line up holding a sweet baby quilt displaying it proudly. The room was filled with such pride, generosity, and compassion. This was my first time visit to this guild but I have a feeling this is a monthly display of charity.
When I saw on Cara's blog that something as simple as paper towels has struck a chord with her, I immediately thought of these guild members and their giving spirit.  What strikes a cord with you? Something as simple as a fresh pair of socks, a new toothbrush or a fresh pillowcase?

I also met a new friend who is a part of Mary Kay's Global Month of Giving.  Mary Kay's independent sales force and employees are  challenged to volunteer 1 million hours of community service world wide. This is something we can all do. It is about giving of time, not an item or money. For more details, click here.

Did you know that March 8th is the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day? How are you going to celebrate?
ADDITION TO ORIGINAL POST
When Twitter first came out, I signed up. Not sure why but I was intrigued. Do you Jumo? When Jumo first appeared I signed up for it also.  Jumo was created by Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook. Enough said, right?

Info right from the Jumo BETA site.
Jumo is a social network connecting individuals and organizations who want to change the world.



Leveraging connection technologies, Jumo enables people to find, follow and support those working toward solutions on the ground in their community and in regions across the globe.


Jumo is founded and directed by Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook and director of online organizing for Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign.


Why Jumo? Founded in February 2010, Jumo set out to address three key challenges:


1.There are millions of people working to improve the lives of others, many of whom lack the resources to have greatest impact.


2.There are millions more who want to help, but don’t know how.


3.Despite huge advancements in connection technologies, it’s hard to find meaningful opportunities to get involved.


We believe we can do better.


You can upload your "cause"  or join in on one that already exists. I forgot all about this site until I received an e-newsletter tonight. So I thought it was worth adding to this post.

Check back on March 1st for an announcement.

2 comments:

  1. Wow. Thanks for the heads up on Women's Day. I'm going to have to think about that. Apparently that is a really nice guild to have visited.

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  2. Lissa, I'm so glad you came to guild..was so much fun seeing you again!! And YES, we have a BIG PILE of donations each & every month! And so many other donation projects throughout the year. Maybe you can come visit us again one of these months.

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