Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Share the Bounty

This particular post is inspired by Nathan Bransford whose blog is listed in the sidebar. His post today follows my last post nicely. In the midst of counting our blessings and working like busy little elves during this season to bless the lives of those we love, let's not forget that it is very easy to bless the lives of others we don't know who are in need.

Nathan introduced me to an organization called Heifer International (I know, funny name, but impressive organization.) whose worthy goal is to end world hunger. They aim to do this by teaching a man to fish, so to speak. Community involvement, education, and a commitment to "share the offspring of gift animals with others in need" are all a part of their comprehensive program. They are also committed to teaching sustainable agricultural development to those they help. Great stuff.

Following Nathan's lead today I will pledge $.50 per comment left between now and December 31st. (up to $50 - May not seem like much, but it's what I can do right now.)

I have tried to include a link to Heifer International , but am new to this blogging business and am not sure I did it right. If no link appears, please go check them out at heifer.org.

Merry Christmas to all, and while you are enjoying your holiday bounty take a minute to remember those not as fortunate.

25 comments:

Nathan Bransford said...

Awesome!! Thanks so much for participating!!

kathrynjankowski said...

Yea for everyone helping Heifer!

I'm pledging, too, so please stop by and comment at http://kjankowski.blogspot.com.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Susan Quinn said...

I'm also helping on Nathan's drive, over at my blog Ink Spells. Go, us!

Happy Holidays!

Tiffany A. said...

Great post and great idea! Steven and I came across a few different opportunities where we were able to help out a few different families in need. It felt so nice, even though we didn't have much to give. It really helped us to feel the true spirit of Christmas.

I hope for the sake of the heifer organization you get lots of comments on this post!

writerjenn said...

Happy holidays!

Madeleine said...

Go charity!

Happy Holidays!

wendy said...

Good on you, TKastle!

Hope all your dreams eventuate in 2010 :)

Wendy

aspiring_x said...

Comment!
Sorry for the brevity, but there are a lot of these now!

Meghan Ward said...

Happy Holidays!

Jo said...

What a great idea, count me in!

kdrausin said...

Happy New Year!

Phoebe Kitanidis said...

Happy New Year! :-)

Matilda McCloud said...

Thanks for your generosity and hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Erin said...

This is such a great idea and you are so great to help out. Merry Christmas!

cwsherwoodedits said...

Thank you for doing this! Merry Christmas!

Anica Lewis said...

Thanks for doing this! May your donation help bring more peace, prosperity, and happiness into the world for the new year and beyond.

Linda Godfrey said...

Cross-commenting for heifers, yeah! And may all participants be equally blessed.

JFBookman said...

Thanks for your generosity, and thanks for coming by my blog. Happy Holidays to all.

Anonymous said...

I'm Julia, from Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam. My wish is that wonderful people like you can raise enough money so that organizations like Heifer become (meaning that their assistance is no longer needed).

stonemaven said...

Thanks for donating to HI. It's a great cause.

Mags said...

Oh my! How did I miss this one?

I'm Mags, and this is a comment!

Happy New Year!

Mags.

Mira said...

Thanks for being so generous!

I hope you have an awesome New Year!

Best wishes -

Renee Sweet said...

Thanks so much for doing this!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for being so generous!

Anonymous said...

Good Luck with your new blog.
Happy New Year!