Sunday, March 22, 2009

Make a Difference

"Can you look beyond the façade of another and empower that person's beauty? Can you see beyond the affects and defects in others and accept them as part of the beauty of yourself, the wonders of nature, and the miracle of love?" Miraculous Living (Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)

Hello Bloglanians I would like to introduce you to three fellow Bloglandians who are making a difference .They are in very quiet ways trying to be that one little person who stands up and says I can make a difference... Let Me Help.

Monica Magness of Girl Gone Threat Wild has started a new project. She calls it ADressing The Situation.

The Situation she is referring to is "The Women of Juarez" I'm sure every so often you hear about them from the news media. But then maybe not, these are not high profile women by any stretch of the imagination. These are the young Mexican women along the US Mexican border that have disappeared and found murdered. They are then dumped in to the deserted border lands, while the officials of both countries look the other way. This has been an on going crisis since the middle 1990s and still nothing is being done. A lot of the reason is because the situation is that it's not considered news worthy so very few of us even know this is going on. Monica has come up with a project to focus attention on the issue. She is asking for as many of us that can, make a "dress" dedicated to these young women's plight, and send them to Somerset Magazines' publishing department. If you are at all intrigue please go HERE, it may be a way for you to lend your voice to those that have none.

Okay next one, many of you know Rebeca Sowers. She is sponsoring a one woman auction with the proceeds going to a home building project to build simple shelters for the people of Haiti. Which by the way is the poorest nation in the Americas. This project I just stumbled on and the auction part of her project goes only until tomorrow so please head over there pronto and lend a bit of a helping hand.

Home for a family of six

Less then $3000 later a home for that family of six

Please meet my wonderful caring friend Pat Winter of Gatherings and her comfort doll project. HERE will take you to the project blog. This is another one woman quietly making a difference. Pat is collecting small 4" dolls that she then donates to women crisis centers to be given to battered women. The dolls are small enough they will fit into a pocket or purse but can be easily reached to provide a bit of comfort to a woman that is sure she is alone and unloved. The dolls don't have to be elaborate or exquisite they just need to be made with a bit of love and care. Take a minute and wonder over to her project blog and see what you might do to add a bit of comfort to another. Then visit Pat's blog she is the most AMAZING crazy quilter!!!

So how about it you guys, make a "dress" a doll or buy a pair of socks, not only will you feel great you'll be lending your voice to the voiceless members of our human community. Who said one person can't make a difference any way??
Have a most audacious day or even my Bloglandian friends wherever you are in the world ;)


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

that giraffe mother and child is incredible ... I feel as if it should be made into some kind of African plains Madonna.

xashee's corner said...

WOW! GREAT post to share the info! and i LOVE the giraffe photos too! :) heading over to check out the first link site and thank you so much for sharing! :) Have an AWESOME day!

Castle in the Air said...

Much food for the soul.

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