Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Forget Me Me, Let's Talk About Something Far More Important

I think we've already established that I'm not an early adopter. Really, I don't care about the latest whosit or whatsit unless at some point it will save me time or money. Otherwise, being the first to have the latest (or fanciest) is pretty far down on my list of needs.

So this whole Meme topic has left me sort of adrift. I still don't really get Meme's and frankly, I don't care. There are so many other, more worthy topics of note to occupy my attention.

So instead of Me Me, I'm going to tell you about the Blue Star Mothers of America. www.bluestarmothers.org

I think this might be the third week in a row where I've talked about philanthropy (and so sorry to keep bringing it up) but this past weekend my daughter and I volunteered for this AMAZING organization. From their website:

The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-political organization. We do not support any political candidate, nor do we endorse any religious organization. The military represents all aspects of America as does our organization.

We are mothers who now have, or have had, children honorably serving in the military. We are a non-profit (501[c]3) Veterans service organization supporting our military children while promoting patriotism.

My daughter and I worked with the Blue Star Mothers to solicit donations for care packages to be sent to the troops overseas at our local grocery store and then helped sort the various items. We made cards to send to the servicemen and women who are serving our country in foreign locations. And we talked with mothers and fathers whose children are making a difference.

What do they need? They need small things, hot chocolate, oatmeal, poptarts, toothpaste, floss, makeup for the female troops, tampons, candy, cup o noodles, tuna, coffee, a variety of small easily purchased items to assemble into a package for the servicemen and women to receive during the holidays.

Sometimes they keep the items, sometimes they give them to the kids in the regions they occupy and protect. These men and women are laying their lives on the line. I don't care how hard your budget is to keep, one small purchase, as little as a dollar can make a difference in their lives.

Think about it.

xo,
Lisa

5 comments:

L.G.C. Smith said...

I love that you do all these things and then tell us about what we can do, as well. Thanks! :)

Mysti said...

I don't know why they don't use the perfectly good word "riff," unless it's to make people feel bad on purpose. Riff works just fine, and everyone knows what you mean. "I'm tired of dancing baby riffs."

Love the charity, thanks for that riff!

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