Brownies and Punch

One of the neat things about the love gals’ school is their commitment to fundraising for selected charities.

Penn State Hershey Four Diamonds Fund

This year, the art teacher had a very cool idea! The annual school art show was turned into an auction.  Sale proceeds of the students’ works were donated to the Four Diamonds Fund.  Imagine that!   This added an amazing aspect to the  show.  The kids were very excited not only to show their work but to sell it for a worthy cause!


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  Pennies for Patients 

The love gals brought home their small cardboard collection boxes.  Love Bug asked all of us and some church friends for donations.

You see, she has a friend who has  Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).  This was personal.

Her friend is also our friend along with her family.  We have broken bread together, shared My Little Ponies and studied the Word and prayed together. Now we pray from a far for her, for them. She is doing well.

This is the LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

Saturday I was privileged to help Love Bug, Friend from school and Love Princess raise money for this worthy cause.

The best thing is it was their idea.  They only wanted logistical help.

Their dad wondered how much it cost us.

Their payment was lots of sincere thanks and hugs.  I’ll take that currency anytime.

Still, fund-raising projects do cost and we will work that out on the next one.

Love Bug was tenacious about keeping me on track.  I tend to be a bit random and forgetful.

Not a good combination for executing a plan!

We were at the park for 5 hours.  We expected soccer kids and families to be our customers.

We had that plus folks coming to the car show! A blessing!

And the most beautifully perfect day that was the first for weeks.  No rain, sun and just right temps.

Nancy and the sweet peas joined us.

We saw the township police horse, the dog and lots of cars and old  fire trucks and the Good Humor Man.

There were cars. They walk up and down and in between with the goodies.

Most gave donations.

They sold and collected donations too.

I read my Kindle and talked to Nancy.

and talked to Nancy.  Sweet Pea did not nap.

I was so proud of them.



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About chinamom3078

I am a woman who loves Jesus who loved me first. Prone to wander and distraction is common for me as I seek to reflect Him in my daily life. I am wife, mom, and grandma who has lived on 3 continents in 26+ apartments, townhouses, military housing, suburbs and now a 200 plus year old farm house. Preparing and hosting meals for the hundreds who have passsed through our home has been a joy and blessing to our family as we listened and shared over meals, coffee, light nights and Bible studies. A rich life! I have reached the age to feel qualifies to be an ”older woman” (as in Titus) even though I feel far from old and have plenty of room to grow each and everyday. And my joy is to teach Bible studies and help train other women to lead well.
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