Top Blog Posts from 2017 & my Goals for 2018, I can finally share about the new month of Comments for a Cause.
Thank you to everyone that commented last month to help me support The Michael J. Fox Foundation and for all the care and concern for my mother-in-law. I am happy to report that she has returned home and is doing very well! She is one of the strongest women I know and she's not going to give up. That is one reason why I respect and admire the Michael J. Fox Foundation so much. They aren't just working to find ways or things to help people with Parkinson's, they are dedicated to research for finding a cure. Last month I had a total of 63 comments, equaling a donation of $31.50. Thank you all for your continued support!
And thanks to everyone's continued support I am continuing my Comments for a Cause program for the 5th year! To start off 2018 I am donating $0.50 for every comment made on my blog to Quilts of Honor.
Last year I learned about Quilts of Honor after a group of Veterans in an area Care Center received quilts through the nonprofit organization. I thought the gesture was very honorable and I love to support any group that values the contributions of our veterans and current service men and women.
After years of quilting patriotic quilts for veterans, Quilts of Honor was officially founded in 2010 by Gail Belmont. As a veteran herself, she had a passion and mission for providing comfort and healing to veterans and warriors. One way of doing that was by providing "Quilted Hugs of Gratitude" to those who had served in the military. To date, over 700 quilts have been awarded to veterans and service men and women across the country.
So help me and Quilts of Honor show our appreciation to our veterans and warriors for their sacrifice and service by commenting all month long. Do you have a special veteran in your life? You can request a quilt for them through the organization. Remember to Comment for a Cause!
I have never heard of Quilts of Honor before. I had no idea your sister was in the National Guard.ReplyDelete
Yes! She has been in the Iowa Army National Guard for over 13 years and has been employed by the Iowa Army National Guard full-time for the last six or seven years now. She's been deployed a couple of times but now is in a unit that is supposed to always be stationed at home.Delete
I am all for supporting veterans and military members :) Thanks for doing that. I wasn't aware of this non-profit. What a lot of work/love spent to give quilts to them.ReplyDelete
I know you are :) There is a local "chapter" near where I live that makes quilts for local veterans. And one of the nicest part of the organization is that it supports ALL veterans and warriors, no matter what war or era they were/are from.Delete
What a fabulous organization. We should definitely make an effort to let our vets know we appreciate their sacrifice!ReplyDelete
Yes we should. Thanks for commenting Carlee!Delete
Val - What a wonderful way to support causes you care about! I might have to borrow the idea sometime. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks! Feel free to borrow :)Delete
Wonderful cause- I love that you are highlighting Quilts of Honor!ReplyDelete