Josephine's children. A child that has for some unfortunate reason needed her services, her protection or her help.
Ok .. several days ago I was looking at some of the blogs that I follow and happened on one that asked me to go to another blog for a special announcement. It was Victoria's I read the entire post and found myself moved by this woman's effort to help some children. Actually there are two women, Victoria and Josephine. And then when you go on to read the comments there are even many more women. And I think isn't the internet a wonderful thing. Imagine how the ALS group has gone so wild with this ice bucket challenge and raised over one hundred million dollars for their organization. There are so many wonderful things that can happen.
There are multiple reasons why this resonated with me so much but the main reason was because the children are living in Africa. Uganda is south west of where I lived as a child. I lived in Ethiopia but it is now Eritrea. They are almost neighbors.
The other reason is that the children learn knitting as part of their therapy and they sell their knitting and other crafts that they make to raise the funds to be able to go to school and take them away from an environment of abuse. There is poverty. I do believe that helping these children is a good thing. So I had an idea to help in a way that uses my talents to benefit others in a real and tangible way. And to bring awareness to what is going on at Childug.org. Since today I am one quarter away from painting faces for a hundred days I thought I would celebrate with this. Today's portrait is going to be an auction of sorts. If you will go to the link below and read on Victoria's blog you will find her paypal account, you can make a donation and leave me a comment to indicate the amount of your donation and I will send this beautiful painting to the person who donated the most. Ok I was going to announce this at 8. At 9 I got an email and one person made a donation and since they were the only one on this day. I will send it to her. I hope you will still make a donation, even a dollar will help them. I will do another face fundraiser for them during my 100 days of faces.
So message me at my email address email@example.com if have any questions or leave me a comment or if you need help with this in any way or if you would like Josephine's email address. Or go to the links I've provided in this post to read Victoria's message and find out more about what she's done so far. And at the very least I will urge you to consider doing something to use your talents or financial resources to help these children or spread the word to your friends and family. I know my post is going long but I wanted to end this post with two quotes that I found on another blog that I follow Peggy. I felt they were fitting quotes.
"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action; and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. You must keep that channel open. It is not for you to determine how good it is, nor how valuable. Nor how it compares with other expressions. it is for you to keep it yours, clearly and directly." Martha Graham
“You are worthy of love and you deserve to be happy. You have these beautiful qualities and many more because you are living the gift of a human incarnation. My hope is that you will embrace these truths and your birthright to live a life abundant in love, joy, and celebration.”~ David Simon