Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Ways to Help Women in Need

I've never done this before...and don't know if it will make a difference, but I know of TWO families that really need a helping hand.

One is Gwynne, the one who was Queen of Spain's winner to go to BlogHer.
Gwynne literally is too broke to go to the dentist, or even ride the bus to the grocery store. She needs $800 to make it to BlogHer.

The other is a woman named Daniela who is in Chicago escaping domestic violence.
Daniela and her children need an apartment, and $5000.

I'm all for people supporting those that they know, and local folks and friends first. Though, sometimes, you want to do something nice for someone without them feeling like they have to thank you. I thought if I mentioned these ladies there might be a chance you'd do something nice for one or both of them.

I don't expect to ever ask my readers to do this again, or to make it a regular feature. I just felt it was the right thing to do, especially when I've been a domestic violence counselor and I'm also trying to raise money to go to BlogHer. Sometimes the reaper is so close to home you've gotta say or do something besides wish someone the best.

1 comment:

Melissa Edwards said...

Daniela and her family have exceeded their financial need goal thanks to the generosity of the social media community. Visit http://tinyurl.com/9gm9ea to see the thank you video by the guy who started the campaign.