Friday, March 25

philanthropy | Children of Japan fundraiser

It's become especially apparent to me during times of struggle and disaster...
just how compassionate and giving people really are. 
There's a beautiful symphony of "world harmony" that suddenly resonates around the planet with people working together to heal, mend, reach out, and ultimately express love to one another. 
We all hear it...
and feel it...
and participate in it.

The outpouring of support for the recent devastation in Japan has been amazing.
It's times like these I find myself so grateful for the inherent kindness of humanity...
and grateful to proudly claim to be part of it. 

The other thing I am continually amazed by are the generous people I've been able to meet...
through the network of blogging. 
Last week I posted about the relief efforts through for Japan with Love - 
organized by two fabulous bloggers: Utterly Engaged and Ever Ours.
They set out to raise $5,500 and far exceeded their wildest dreams because of the network of bloggers who participated and used social media to spread the word.


Today' I'd like to introduce you to a blogging friend of mine named Lisa.
She's a fabulous writer and we've been reading each other's blogs for some time now.
She reached out to me regarding a fundraiser she and her husband are doing with proceeds going towards "Save the Children". 

Lisa's husband, Ben Boswell, MD has written a new parenting book called "Too Much Love, Too Much Discipline".
Lisa and Ben have decided to donate 50% of the proceeds to Save the Children from all book sales from March 24th through April 4th.  

With this fundraiser...
you'll receive a book geared towards helping your own children...
all while helping to send support to the children of Japan.

Here are the specific details as told by Lisa herself on her blog:

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Help Your Own Child, Help the Children of Japan




From March 24th through April 4th Ben Boswell, MD will be donating 50% of the proceeds from his new parenting e-book, Too Much Love, Too Much Discipline, to Save the Children in order to help the children displaced by the recent earthquake in Japan. 






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In a March 13, 2011 press release, Save the Children stated the following:
“We are concerned for as many as 100,000 children who may have been displaced because of last Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. Many of them will have lost their homes and been forced to take refuge in unfamiliar places like evacuation centers that might cause them to be afraid and anxious,” said Stephen McDonald, who is leading Save the Children’s relief efforts in Japan.
“There is also a risk that some of them will have become separated from their parents and family members because of the disaster. It is important we provide support to parents and children who are struggling to cope in the aftermath of the disaster,” said McDonald.
"Save the Children has a team in Sendai, one of the worst-affected areas, establishing an operations base to help the most vulnerable children and their families.”

Help your own child and the children of Japan at the same time by purchasing a copy of

Too Much Love, Too Much Discipline: The Perfect Mix for Changing Your Defiant Child’s Behavior and Restoring Peace and Harmony to Your Life and Family

Available in the Amazon Kindle Store (click here to purchase)
(And don't worry...even if you don't have a Kindle, you can still read this on a Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, Android or Blackberry. Just download the appropriate app on the Amazon product page - right below the checkout box)

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I've purchased my copy already!
If you are moved to contribute...
I know Lisa and Ben will be so appreciative - as will Save the Children.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!
And thank you for always being SO supportive!!


KEEPiNG iT REAL
I've got some fabulous things to share with you next week...
I've been photographing things like crazy around here.
So many goodies - so little time to share them all! *wink*

And I'm still on the hunt for the perfect macaron.
I can't seem to find anything local - chime in if you have a great resource!!

We're having my stepdad and mom over for dinner tonight.
We thought it'd be nice to get he and my mom out of the house for a little bit since his recent hospital stay and then being stuck at home for the most part.
Clara and Ema have been involved in helping to pick the menu.
It's definitely NOT an easy task coming up with something for someone with such major diet restrictions.
I'm hoping everything turns out good.

Speaking of Clara and Ema...
it's their very last day of Spring Break and they are spending this morning cleaning for my mom and helping take care of their grandpa. I dropped them off at 8a.m. and will pick them up at noon. (it was Clara's idea - although I don't think she thought Grandma A. would take her up on her offer so quickly...*wink*). 

2 comments:

Lisa of In Pencil March 27, 2011 at 2:35 PM  

Thanks so much for posting this!...Just came across it again in my Google reader feed & it made me so happy...Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Renee March 27, 2011 at 4:12 PM  

Jess, thank you for always showing your support in any you can. You are a true inspiration!

I love the story about your family and how you children are pitching in to help them grandparents. 'So sweet. I hope that you had a wonderful dinner together; I hope, too, that your step-Dad is feeling better!

Hugs,

Renee

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