Wednesday, January 7, 2009

YOU Can Make a Difference

Cookie Magazine is running its annual Smart Cookie Readers' Choice Award. One of the featured nominees is Amy Eldredge, the founder of Love Without Boundaries. Now, I know that's a lot of links to throw into one paragraph, but please, hang with me a moment!

Love Without Boundaries is not-for profit charitable organization whose sole mission is to improve the quality of life for orphans in China. There are many such organizations, but LWB has a stellar reputation for using their money wisely and for caring for each child with love, compassion, and excellence of resources. The Gang is especially fond of LWB because of their work in the orphanage and related homes where Li'l Empress was living before we brought her to her Forever Family this past fall. They specifically provided nutritional support and resources during the months that Li'l Empress was living there.

The contest features some really great women and the organizations that they represent. Each story is compelling and their causes are worthy. But we'd like you to please consider casting your vote for Amy Eldredge. If you are part of the adoption community, if you know and love The Gang, or if you've spent time praying and supporting us in our journey to Li'l Empress, then this particular woman and her mission likely resonates with you. Please, go there now and fill out the ballot. That $35,000 donation to the winner will go a long, long way toward the medical and nutritional care of little ones just like our Li'l Empress.

Below is an excerpt of the email I got alerting us to the contest. Please, consider joining in the vote. It's so easy to make a difference.

LWB has a chance to win $35,000 to help even more orphaned children in China, and we need your help! Casting your vote for LWB is an easy way to change the lives of children in need.

Simply visit http://www.cookiemag.com/magazine/sweeps/smart_cookie_finalists09/entry/long/

Click on the circle next to the video about LWB. It is the first one, next to Amy Eldridge’s photo.

Fill out the rest of the information needed and click submit. You do not need to fill out the “about you” section if you do not wish, and you can opt out of receiving any information in the future from Cookie Magazine by checking “no” on the boxes asking which information you desire.

Each person over the age of 18 is allowed one vote. This contest is open to people in the US only, unfortunately. If you live in another country, you are not able to vote. Voting takes place from January 6th to February 10th.

Please forward the contest information to all of your family and friends and other yahoogroups. Together, we can win the contest and change many more orphaned children’s lives.

3 comments:

Becki said...

I love this organization. I have voted and spread the word. Go Love without Boundaries.
Great post!

Pamela Dawn said...

Dear Gangs Momma!!- I would love to have you link the post- I sometimes think that maybe I am "too preachey"-- I just know that we as Christians need to do something!!-- I do love this organization- Love without boundaries- There are so many good places, and if the people here would do anything- It sure would help-
And yes, I would love any "clean out the closet stuff- and games, puzzles- Great- what we may have, or if my kids are too young or too old??? we have a large pile of things getting ready to go to Ethiopia with us-- So, anything that we can not use, will go on to one of the 3 orphanages that we will be visiting. I am going to do alot of taping and photos of the Widows and Orphans Project. I plan to work for that project when I get home-- ;) We are collecting baby items also to go-- Thank you for reading the blog and for your prayers. We continue to pray for you and for your family.. Blessings, Pam

Wendy aka CalvaryGirl said...

I voted!

Wendy
My Blog: CalvaryGirl