Just wanted to pass along information about a couple of charitable opportunities going on right now. I hope you'll participate if you're able!
Bottles of Hope On-Line Auction: Some of the top Bottles of Hope from last year's challenge are being made available through this online auction. All proceeds go to Hasbro Children's Hospital. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase beautiful polymer clay work from well-known artists (such as Dotty McMillan & Lisa Pavelka) -- while also helping a great cause. Auction ends June 20.
Swap A Goat: With a name like Swap A Goat, you know I couldn't pass this one up. This Swap-bot swap encourages swappers to donate to a charity -- "buying" a goat or a chicken (or some portion there-of) to send to a part of the world that needs it. Here's info on how to participate from the swap listing:
- Choose a charity you want to support.
- Choose a gift you can afford. This is not a competition to show how much spare change you have though - the smallest gift is all that is required and will be a very generous thing to do for someone.
- Nominate your swap-bot partner to receive the gift.
If you don't already have a charity in mind, I would recommend Heifer International. (My husband & I met on a college trip to Heifer -- so it's a sentimental favorite!). Their gift catalog shows available options (or click Express Giving for a complete list) -- with giving levels including a share of a goat ($10), a flock of chicks ($20), honeybees ($30), goat ($120), and more. Sign up by June 8.