Friday, October 30, 2009

A plug for awesome causes

I know we are all in rough times when it comes to the economy, but we are blessed to be healthy and (for the most part) with family this upcoming holiday season. A couple of fellow bloggers are humbly asking for some news-spreading and awareness for causes for those less fortunate than us, and I am happy to get word out, as small as my audience may be.

Amy, the writer of a fabulous party planning blog that I love, Stem Parties, is also an awesome philanthropist. She is the Chief Event Planner for Operation Shower which gives military moms-to-be "baby showers in a box." As she puts it, imagine going through such an exciting time in your life and preparing for a child, and your spouse is a world away doing the world's most brave and dangerous job defending our country. Operation Shower brings some happiness to these families with its boxes. Click here for more info and directions to donate. And if you blog and would be so kind as to spread the word, please do.

Additionally, Aunt Becky at Mommy Wants Vodka, my favorite, snarkily written comic-relief mommy blog (okay, technically my only blog like that, but seriously a hilarious and often heart-touching read) is hoping to raise money for March of Dimes. Her daughter, Amelia, was born with a neural tube defect resulting in an encephalocele and, despite the odds, is doing very well. Not only will Aunt Becky be walking in the March of Dimes, she is attempting to win a cash award through Divine Caroline that she will donate to MoD. There will be a link to donate on her blog, but even taking a moment to vote for her would be much appreciated. Click here to vote for the blog.

Thanks all! Happy Halloween!

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