When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say,
"I used everything You gave me."
~Erma Bombeck

January 25, 2010

Delurk for Haiti at Pure Joy

Pure Joy Creative
 

Jamie is a dear friend of mine. Her personal blog is Pure Joy.
I received an email the other day asking if I could help her out in raising some much needed funds for the people of Haiti. She writes...

 

"As I tuck my kids into bed at night, I'm not worried about if they'll be warm enough, or safe from harm. When they wake in the morning I don't worry about what they will eat for breakfast. When we need a drink of water we just go to the sink and turn on the faucet, or go to the fridge for a cold glass of milk. I have MANY luxuries that people around the world do not. I am very wealthy compared to the many people in the world who have little to nothing.

I've been wrestling with the thought of how I could help the people in Haiti. Simple me. One person. Living miles away from them. In my comfortable home. With a roof over my head. Water in my pipes. And all my family safe and accounted for. I know that I am BLESSED beyond imagination.

I had a thought. One that many other bloggers have had. I wanted to get other people involved. I wanted to let other people find a way to help out those in Haiti who are trying to rebuild their lives. So, here's what I am doing.

For one week, from right now until Friday, January 29th at noon (CST) I will be asking for your help. For every comment that is left on this post I will donate $0.15 and for every new public follower I will donate $0.25. (up to $100). So what does it cost you? Nothing. Just leave a comment. Tell me your name, where you're from, something, anything. Just a comment. Or follow this blog and your donation will be even greater.

It gets better. If you'd like to help out in an even bigger way I have two more opportunities for you. I will donate 50% of any purchase from my etsy store before Friday, January 29th at noon. AND if you book a photography session with me before Friday (doesn't have to take place before Friday and does not include weddings) I will also donate 50% of the session fee.

Isn't that awesome? So head on over and leave a comment for her. Become a follower. If you can make a purchase from her shop or book a photography session. You will be taking part in helping the people of Haiti.


7 comments:

  1. This is simply wonderful. I'll certainly be stopping by Jamie's blog. Thanks for sharing it.

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  2. Thanks so much visiting my blog, Lanie and helping spread the word on Delurking for Haiti! I was so happy to join Jamie in the effort! :)

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  3. That is a wonderful idea! I also want to tell you that that is a lovely photograph of you and your mom on the sidebar. I am so sorry for your loss. Again...such a lovely pic. You both look beautiful. :)

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  4. I am a follower, too! I am also a born raised Texan. I married into the military and have moved around ever since...so not in Texas anymore. But my family is.

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  5. This is wonderful! Stopping by to say hi! Have a PEAR-fect day.

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  6. Pear and French Picnic are glad to are blogging about such great things. :)

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