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This GIVE pulled on my heart strings as I am a mother of a young child. We actually happen to be in Mexico visiting my parents and whenever I travel – which has been a lot with my son over the past 3 years – there is one thing we always bring. Nicolas’ baby blanket. It is soft, cozy and no matter where we go he can wrap himself up in it and it gives him a sense of home.
What if you were a Mother somewhere in this world that couldn’t even provide something as simple as warm a a blanket to keep you newborn baby warm? I’m hoping today’s GIVE has helped one Mom somewhere in the world keep her child warm.
Day 105 / Give 105
Plan Canada has a goal we can all relate to. They want to end poverty around the world. They are one of the world’s oldest and largest development agencies. One of the things I like about Plan Canada is they want to create sustainable long lasting solutions to poverty. Here is a quote from their site:
This is a post I would prefer not to be doing as it is in honour of someone’s life that is now gone, Jackie Audrey Bast.
I never met Jackie but I have had the honour of speaking with her son, Dr. Darrin Bast who created this great event in Toronto called Heart & Music. This event has been raising money for Ovarian Cancer Research since 2007 in honour of his mother. It is one families dedication to their mother as she fought her own battle with ovarian cancer up until a few days ago.
This families legacy is called The Teal Heart Scholarship Fund and will be the recipient of Day 3 of 10 days of changing the world with $10 a day.
Day 104: Give 104
This is a story of a family that has left an inspirational legacy in honour of their mother’s life. Leaving a legacy is not something we all think about but something we could all could do.
It was one of the reasons I started 365give. To leave a legacy in my life, a “knowing” that I did everything in my power to make the world a better place than when my life began. This is a family that has done just that in honour of their mother.
It was one of the truly spectacular Fall days today.The sun was shining, the ocean glistening and calm. It seemed like the leaves had suddenly changed colour and had been painted red, orange and yellow overnight.
It was a walking day for us and I planned to enjoy every minute of it with my son. We walked through our local forested park, down my son’s favourite street which is lined with Chestnut Trees and he appropriately names “the chestnut street”. We stopped at the local coffee house for a muffin and then continued to a favourite “store” window nearby, where we get to watch cats playing and sleeping in the sun.
The store window belongs to the Orphan Kitten Rescue organization. They have cats available for adoption and also provide both a fostering program as well as a neutering program for homeless cats.
“Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA) is a no-kill, non-profit, registered charity dedicated to the rescue of cats in the Lower Mainland. We also coordinate rescue work with other groups in BC. VOKRA does not have a shelter. Instead, we provide over 100 individual foster homes throughout the Lower Mainland. In this way we are able to protect the very young from colds, distemper, parasites and other transmissible illnesses. In a home environment, our cats are safe and well socialized, with lots of love and attention. VOKRA covers all of the costs and provides ongoing support to foster families.”