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Fundraiser for Doug

Fundraiser for Doug



One of my closest friends has recently found out his 6 year old nephew has been diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Leukemia. This is a difficult thing for any adult to go through not to mention a child. Since there is only so much one family can do they have decided to have a fundraiser to help! Any little bit goes a long way. Please click here to read more about Doug and his family as well as see what you can do! There will be a fundraiser on June 22nd with food, drinks, fun, games, raffles and many other things! Once I have more details I will of course, keep you posted. Please help me help my friend and his family as this cause is very important to me and I don’t reach out like this often and let’s be honest can you resist that little face?!?!?!?! I don’t think so!
Please also share this link or post anywhere and everywhere you can! If you would like to donate a product or service for the raffle or even a gift to Doug or his family feel free to e-mail me I appreciate any help for my friend and this super little boy!
Being that I have no idea what exactly Lymphoblastic Leukemia is as I am sure many of you don’t either here is what Wikipedia says: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a form of leukemia, or cancer of the white blood cells characterized by excess lymphoblasts.
Malignant, immature white blood cells continuously multiply and are overproduced in the bone marrow. ALL causes damage and death by crowding out normal cells in the bone marrow, and by spreading (infiltrating) to other organs. ALL is most common in childhood with a peak incidence at 2–5 years of age, and another peak in old age.
Cure is a realistic goal. ≥94% of children have continuous disease-free survival for 5 years and appear cured. 30-40% of adults have continuous disease-free survival for 5 years. [1][2][3]
Acute refers to the relatively short time course of the disease (being fatal in as little as a few weeks if left untreated) to differentiate it from the very different disease of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, which has a potential time course of many years. It is interchangeably referred to as Lymphocytic or Lymphoblastic. This refers to the cells that are involved, which if they were normal would be referred to as lymphocytes but are seen in this disease in a relatively immature (also termed ‘blast’) state.

Raven + Lily


Raven + Lily is a company I recently stumbled upon that is for women and about women. I do appreciate any business that was developed, run and helps support women artisans. Raven + Lily‘s mission is to allow under appreciated women showcase their talents while making sure the proceeds of their hard work and effort go to helping fund education, healthcare and micro-loans to allow these artisans fund their own passions for their families and communities.
Raven + Lily sells clothing, accessories and gift items that are all fabulously cute, fair trade and ethical! You greenies know I always say how important it is for us support businesses like these to make sure they flourish. Not only will your purchases help’s dreams but the dreams of female artisans in Africa, Cambodia and India. You are giving women the chance to help support their families, get educations and healthcare where they otherwise might not be able to.

About Raven + Lily:
Founded by Kirsten Dickerson and Sophia Lin who share a close friendship and passion for fashion and ethical design, Raven + Lily was created as a platform to utilize those passions to alleviate poverty among women.
In addition to creating sustainable economic opportunities for marginalized women, Raven + Lily is dedicated to returning proceeds to our partner communities to fund education, healthcare, and micro-loans. By purchasing R+L products, consumers are part of breaking the cycle of poverty and transforming the lives of women and families.
Our current collections feature exclusive handmade and eco-friendly jewelry and accessories from North India, Cambodia, and Ethiopia. The beauty of each modern, organic design reflects the beauty and culture of the woman who made it.
The Ethiopia Collection is comprised of statement necklaces, earrings and bracelets crafted with handmade beads + charms from melted bullet casings and vintage silver coins. This collection empowers HIV-positive women in Ethiopia.
The India Collection features gorgeous recycled cotton papers, hand-carved wood journals, metallic leather jewelry and hand-milled natural soaps. This collection empowers marginalized women in Northern India.
The Cambodia Collection includes eco-friendly bags and t-shirts made with hand-loomed, natural-dyed, and remnant materials. These hand-printed pieces are made with love by HIV positive and formerly trafficked women in Cambodia.
Raven + Lily is proud to be a member of the Ethical Fashion Forum’s 500 Fellows around the globe. This is an exclusive group of 500 of the world’s foremost innovators and leaders in the fashion sector. We also received the StayClassy regional winner award for Philanthropic Business of the Year in 2012. We are certified by “Green America” as an environmentally and socially responsible business.

Gifts With Humanity

Gifts With Humanity




I am not sure if you have ever heard of Gifts With Humanity but I personally shop here whenever I can especially if it is for a gift for someone. I feel like spreading the word about this Gifts With Humanity is important. Many people won’t know and possibly won’t care but it is important that your money goes to the proper places. Gifts With Humanity is an excellent way to spend your dollars and support good causes globally! Gifts With Humanity supports artisans from the Americas, Asia and Africa. The holidays are here and if you have to purchase a gift won’t you feel better about the seasons of giving and being thankful if your money goes to people who are giving us great crafts and even more thankful for the support.

This year give gifts that give a more. Our gifts are 100% fair trade, recycled and you get 10% of your entire order with coupon code XMAS. Valis until Dec 24th 2009.

About: Gifts With Humanity is the retail division of Global Fair Trade Crafts Inc DBA Global Crafts.
Global Crafts was founded in 2002 by Kevin Ward and Renice Jones, who met as volunteer computing teachers in Kenya realized the capacity of the web to help individual artisans. After three years in Kenya they came to the USA and setup Global Crafts, initially as a small Fair Trade retail store. It soon became apparent that to sell in volume and change the lives of the artisans, the wholesale business would have to grow.
Starting in a garage at home Global Crafts has become a $1 million a year outlet for Fair Trade artisan handicrafts. We look forward to continued growth in the next few years and hope we are making a small difference.

Gifts With Humanity

Women’s Equality Day

Women's Equality Day

Women's Equality Day




I will admit I have never heard of Women’s Equality Day. Women’s Equality Day is to celebrate the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote. Although the Proclamation below says the 19th Amendment secured more than just the female right to vote it enforced the original idea of this nation that all people are created equal. I think most of us know that really isn’t all that true. We pretend it is but when the majority gets uncomfortable with something they are more likely to shut it down than embrace it. I posted the below Proclamation to remind us of how hard the Women before us fought for their belief in what was right and to maybe rekindle something in us to keep fighting for our planet and equality. The social media I feel sometimes dulls our senses a bit as to what should really be done to save our planet. Our words are not enough to get the job done.
As you can see below the proclamation talks a good game but I had no idea this holiday existed really and August 26th has come and gone many times with me never hearing a mention of Women’s Equality Day. This is an excellent example how a Proclamation signed by our former president sounds really nice on a piece of paper but actions speak louder than words.
This happens to be my favorite part of the proclamation in light of many things going on in America currently that really just prove this statement to be untrue not only for women but for many Americans of all different ethnicities, races and religions “The ratification of the 19th Amendment was an important step toward ensuring that the civil and political rights guaranteed by the Constitution would truly be the equal rights of all Americans.”.


Seventy-four years ago, the 19th Amendment was ratified,
granting women the right to vote after many years of painstaking
struggle and hard work by courageous suffragists. Empowered by
the efforts of the brave and pioneering women who came before
them, women today have secured positions as leaders in industry,
government, and academia. They serve as role models in every
aspect of our society.

The 19th Amendment did more than secure the right to vote
for women. It recognized and affirmed the fundamental principle
upon which this great Nation was founded — equality — “that
all [persons] are created equal, that they are endowed by their
Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The ratification
of the 19th Amendment was an important step toward ensuring that
the civil and political rights guaranteed by the Constitution
would truly be the equal rights of all Americans.

By recognizing this previously disenfranchised segment of
our society, the 19th Amendment became one of the landmark civil
rights laws in America, standing side by side with the
Emancipation Proclamation, and the 13th, 14th, and 15th
Amendments. This year also marks the 4th anniversary of the
Americans with Disabilities Act, the 30th anniversary of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as the 40th anniversary of
Brown v. Board of Education. These laws and that pivotal
decision, along with the 19th Amendment, have marked the history
of our Nation’s progress in guaranteeing that every member of
our society is treated equally under the law.

We observe “Women’s Equality Day” to commemorate the
ratification of the 19th Amendment almost three-quarters of a
century ago. As we do so, we also honor the important
contributions and achievements of women in this country, and we
commit ourselves anew to fulfilling our obligation to promote
equality for all Americans.

The famous woman suffragist, Helen H. Gardener, advised the
Congress in calling for passage of the 19th Amendment:

Let us either stop our pretence before the nations of the
earth of being a republic and having “equality before the
law” or else let us become the republic we pretend to be.

To further celebrate and commemorate the 19th Amendment
this year, let us not take for granted our precious right to
vote, and let us rededicate ourselves to removing the barriers
that remain in women’s paths.

United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in
me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby
proclaim August 26, 1994, as Women’s Equality Day. I call upon
the citizens of our great Nation to observe this day with
appropriate programs and activities.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand
this eighteenth day of August, in the year of our Lord
nineteen hundred and ninety-four, and of the Independence of
the United States of America the two hundred and nineteenth.

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