Tuesday, November 19, 2013

SO many worthy causes!

This time of year it is so easy to get caught up in the busyness of life, food, cooking, shopping, entertaining. I want to take a minute to highlight some wonderful causes Ive come across over the past few weeks.

Roni is raising money for a service dog for Judy.  Judy is a child with epilepsy, autism, cystic fibrosis, developmental delays, Duanes syndrome, club foot, and attention deficit disorder.
The following is taken from Ronis Weigh blog.
"I am hosting my first Virtual Turkey Trot 5k in honor of my Mom and Judy.
Our goal is to raise $13,000 and get Judy a service dog from 4 Paws.
4 Paws is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization that trains service dogs to work with disabled and special-needs kids in incredibly innovative ways. 4 Paws tailors the training of the dog to the needs of the kids and families they serve. Judy’s service dog will be trained to aide in behavior disruption, tethering, tracking and scent/seizure work."
Christy from My Dirt Road Anthem is running for ranchers.  She grew up in Montana and the recent blizzard in South Dakota left many ranchers devastated. Losing herds, their livelyhood!!
The following is taken directly from her blog.
The blizzard that devastated over 6,000 ranching families in South Dakota left me wanting to do something to help.  This is a short video that summarizes the damage from the storm and what they are going through. Coincidentally my birthday is at the end of this month so I am going to do a virtual run for my birthday to attempt to raise money for the South Dakota Ranchers Relief Fund

Shrinking Jeans This amazing 10 year old boy is giving up his Christmas gifts to raise money to provide clean water. They are hosting a dietbet and your winnings can be donated. Or you can go directly here to donate as well.
Taken from the Shrinking Jeans website.
 I have a special love for this boy, not only because he is extremely smart and cute {and mine!}, but because this is his fourth year giving up gifts to raise money for water sources for these people. All in all, he has raised over $13,000! Holy wow! This year, his goal is $10,000, so we are doing our best to help his cause.


  1. Awesome causes Deb. Thank you for sharing. Have an awesome day!

  2. Thanks for sharing these! There are a lot of causes to support and other fun stuff going on this time of year.


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