Friday, December 4, 2009

Free Fun Friday

Hello friends! I am knee deep in holiday fun. I have almost all my gifts bought or started, and my plans are made. Still trying to find some trouble to get into for my upcoming birthday, but that's a fun problem to have, right?

Holidays for me always include some kind of community service. I have always tried to give something back to my community while buying presents for my loved ones. This week I wanted to share a few unique ways for every one to give back. Sure, they may cost a little bit of money, but the fun feeling you will get from doing it is a FREE bonus!

I have included a little summary from each website, plus links to take you to more info.

{SEND A CARD TO A WOUNDED SOLIDI ER}
This information was in an email from a friend. You can read the press release here. Please note, they ask that cards are postmarked by December 7th.

When doing your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it
to this address. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card,think of how many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get. Such an easy way to make someones holiday. When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456


{ANNIE'S ANGELS}
Annie's Angels is a Christmas elder angel tree program run by local store Annie's Attic, which meets the needs of those in Louisville nursing homes. We've got 2200 angels this year and need whatever goods, money and help you can offer.

What to donate:

Examples of what is needed: shampoo and conditioner, lotion, warm socks, sweaters or sweatshirts, comfy pillows, blankets/afghans, deodorant, chapstick, etc., large print books, luxuries like costume jewelry or athletic apparel (U of L & UK).

Ways to donate:

- Stop by and take an angel from the tree at Annie's Attic in the Kroger Shopping Center in Middletown, 12695 Shelbyville Road
- Call Annie's and get an angel: 244-0303 and 244-2303
- Shop for whatever you want to give and just drop it off
- Drop by or send in a monetary donation - whatever amount - they'll do the buying

{WDJX BREAKFAST BUNCO}
COME OUT *DECEMBER 11TH FROM 6 TO 9AM* TO THE HILTON GARDEN INN ON
CRITTENDEN FOR BEN AND KELLY’S 5TH ANNUAL BREAKFAST BUNCO FOR ST JOE! A DONATION FOR THE KIDS AT ST. JOSEPH CHILDREN’S HOME GETS YOU IN! FREE
BREAKFAST FROM *CALISTOGA,* AND PRIZES RANGING FROM TRIPS, TO IPOD’S AND MUCH MORE!

I have attended this for the past four years, and it is WAY more fun than you should have at 6 a.m.. I went the first with no idea how to even play bunco, and had a ball. The fact that you can contribute to such a great cause is even more fun. Anyone who knows St. Joe's knows what a great home they are. A snapshot of myself, my friend Torrie, and the DJ's from WDJX:

Check out the WDJX website (keyword: BUNCO)to sign up your team!

{CARDSFORKIDS DRIVE}

A group of cardmakers have joined together to collect cards for a group of kids with special medical needs. These kids are in the middle some very rough fights and I am sure that receiving a few happy cards int he mail would do WONDERS for their spirits. I read about this about six months ago and I had the kids over at OWL make a set of cards for the McRae family. It was fun crafting the cards and the kids learned a great lesson to boot.

You can also see more info on Jennifer McGuire's blog.


That's all for now. Hope I inspired you! Have a great Friday!
hohoho!
Michelle
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