BENEFITING: Family Scholar House, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Aug 10, 2013
One year ago, I met an unbelieveable woman at the NY Gift Tradeshow. She was exhibiting across the isle from us (CROW) Her name is Kim King Andriole and has the most amazing company called Shine On (she makes incredible inspirational gifts-www.shineonandon.com) During those few days we had quite a few laughs, exchanged information and promised that we would stay in touch. Of course we did- (because honestly, once you meet this woman-you want her in your life!)
About two months ago, Kim posted a story on Facebook about her son praying that people would no longer be poor (I will repost the story-because it's incredible) and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I WANT TO HELP KIM RAISE MONEY and I want my girls (5 and 7) to help me so they can understand what giving is all about. (I'm thinking a couple lemonade stands out on the bike path will be amazing!)
But of course, being the complete nut bag that I am-I have signed on for the 100 mile challenge. If I am supporting my friend, I can't just be out there handing her water bottles on the side of the path. NO WAY. I am taking myself to Alaska to run with Kim, some bears and most likely a few moose. Crazy right? But it's all for an amazing charity!
Please read about Kim and FSH. Any donation will help-nothing is too small or too big.
Stay tuned for stories and lots of fun pictures! And check out FSH.
My son always prays, "Lord, please help the poor not be poor anymore." He has been praying this since he was five years old (he is now 10). I have always thought, "My that is one tall order." But, I always continued to pray with him.
Then, one day, I learned of the Family Scholar House. Their mission is to end the cycle of poverty through education. The people enrolled in the program are working hard to earn a four year college degree. They are not wanting a temporary fix. They are working to make a change for themselves and their families.
The Family Scholar House partners with the participants of the program to change their lives. With hard work, the people of Family Scholar House will earn a 4 year college degree and also participate in life skill classes on interviewing skills, managing a budget, buying a home, etc. The Family Scholar House provides a holistic program to empower the participants to chart new futures for themselves and their families.
A light bulb went off! Why not use my gifts to help make a difference in this world. Why not combine my gifts and passion with a purpose. Even if it is small, I can do something. In a very small way, I can "help the poor not be poor anymore".
Generally when I train for a race, I like to keep quiet, get in my zone and get the job done. I like to cross the finish line first. Then, I don't mind sharing a story or two if it encourages someone.
So, I am stepping out of my comfort zone to raise money for Family Scholar House.
Please join me in this effort to "help the poor not be poor anymore" by donating to the Family Scholar House. No amount is too small or too big.
From the bottom of my heart and my son's....we thank you!