Monday, April 21, 2014

fall, non-profits, & a little Gandhi

Going back in time for this post. Remember how I stopped posting blog links for a while there? Yea. That was because I wasn't blogging. I was slacking. I'm really trying to get caught up though, so why not head back to the fall? It was pretty freakin' gorgeous. Right?

Each fall, I try to do a mini session series that will help to assist a local non-profit. Last year, I chose to assist The Center for Women and Familes, a non-profit organization that has been serving survivors of intimate partner abuse and sexual violence for more than 100 years. During November and December, they collect gift cards to various department stores to give to the families they are currently helping. This way, those parents can go shop for their children for Christmas. Through these mini sessions, MHP was able to give The Center $150 worth of Target gift cards :) So a huge 'THANK YOU' goes out to all of the families who helped make that possible.

I will add the pictures here soon (I know it's the real reason you've visited the link!), but before I do, I need to give a quick update on The Center. Recently, they have had to relocate, due to some massive roof damage. With the unbelievably bad winter weather we had, the roof deteriorated much quicker than anyone had imaged it would have, forcing them to close the doors at their 2nd Street location.

Although they have relocated and are operating from a temporary office building, they are now facing 3.2 million dollars in repairs, clean up, and roof replacement. If you are able, please DONATE to help with this massive undertaking. Not only is this organization raising funds for this unexpected clean up, but they are still serving women and families in our area at the same time.

And now, for the pretty stuff :)

Don't forget to go back and DONATE to The Center for Women and Families! There is no donation too small (or large!).
"The best way to find yourself is to 
lose yourself in the service to others." 
- Gandhi

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