Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Lending a Helping Hand

I was asked by a fellow blogger, Catrina at The Delima Dilemma, to check out her most recent post on her blog. I went over and found a heart-wrenching story about the tragic loss of two teenagers, one of whom she knew really well. Please go over and read the story in full (click here). The families of these two teenagers, along with the community, are planning a benefit called Miracles Await, to be held on July 12.

The reason I am telling you this is because Catrina is trying to get donated items to make up some gift baskets for the raffles at the benefit. I should also mention that all money raised at the benefit will be split 50/50 and used to create scholarships for the wrestling program and the arts department at the high school these two teenagers went to (both programs that the kids were active in).

Catrina has the right idea in asking the blogging community for help and support. I have been amazed at how blogging has impacted my life, and even though we may not know each other, we are all friends. We are there for each other, in good times and bad.

If you can, please consider donating some items for a gift basket. It doesn't have to be enough for a whole basket, any contribution is welcome. You can e-mail Catrina at ckliesh@hotmail.com with a message titled "Miracles Await" to find out more information or let her know you want to help out!!

Also, visit Catrina's blog to find out more.

Thanks for reading lovelies. I really do believe we can all help each other out and this is a truly worthy cause in helping to get the word out on the dangers associated with drugs.


Michelle said...


Catrina is not only a blogging buddy of mine, but she's a really close friend to me and my family in real life. Not to mention, we also work together. ;-)

Let's all pull this one together and do something special in memory of Lauren & Zachary!!

Prep-E Girl said...

Well, I'm not sure if she'd want one - but, I can donate a dog collar! :)

That's about all I am any good at! :)


PS - try VV. You have to fill out a big ole fax form, but, for my JLW silent auction, they donated 2 ties and tote bags!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I just went over to her blog and read about it...how tragic!! :( I will blog about this to get the word out and God bless you for your caring heart Angela!

Lis said...

Thanks for posting this! It is so awful!!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Thanks for sharing. It is so heartbreaking to hear.

I've donated to organizations before, but did something specific to that organization.

All what I do is personalized, so will think of how that would work...
(When I have something, I will contact Catrina.)

The Delima Dilemma... said...

Thank you Miss Sweat Tea for all of your support. Everyone has been absolutely wonderful and so generous.

Again, thank you all for your warm hearts!


Lucky in Love said...

I saw you got third place in the bake off friend! Congrats :)

theluckiestmrs said...

I'm headed over to her blog...

p.s. I have an award for you on my most recent post! stop by to pick it up! ;)

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Thanks for sharing!