A Couple of Invitations to help out

"If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday." Isaiah 58:10

Many homeschoolers extend themselves to others in the community.  One example is within the homeschool community.  This is not the first time that the Bluedorn family has pulled a Pie Auction Barn Dance Fund Raiser together for others.  When ICHE’s Alliant Magazine editor Colleen Moeller was suffering from cancer, the generosity of Bluedorns and many others warmed her heart with a Barn Dance/Pie Auction.

There is another Pie Auction/Barn Dance Fund Raiser for Greg Wallace November 7th in Hudson, Illinois at the Davis Lodge.  It’s an open invitation but an RSVP is necessary. From the Trivium Pursuit blog:

In May of this year Greg Wallace, oldest son of Larry and Nan Wallace — long time homeschool leaders in the Decatur, Illinois area — had major emergency surgery to correct a serious Crohn’s flair-up. The pathology report on the tissues removed showed that part of his intestine which was removed was actually a malignant tumor, and that 4 of the 13 lymph nodes removed were also cancerous and malignant. Greg started chemotherapy in June, but after two treatments, he had to go in for more surgery and is currently recovering from this second surgery.

Greg doesn’t have health insurance so we’d like to throw a little party to raise money to help with his surgeries, chemo treatments, and other medical expenses.

It will be a good time for a great cause.  Please consider attending or contributing to the family.  Laurie says: If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute, you could either send your donations directly to Greg Wallace or send us (the Bluedorns) money to make up a gift basket to put up for auction in your name (or send your own gift basket or raffle item!). 

Another good cause is happening in the economically oppressed area of Northeast Ohio. 

Cleveland area’s Mary Nix blogged about an endeavor called Cups of Kindness. She is one of the participating artists and Penisula, Ohio’s resident potter, Debra Bures (Bures Porcelain) is sponsoring the small works art show and sale with others.  This project is to support the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.

Mary already made embossed cards worthy of putting on a wall and you have to check out Bures Porcelain’s gift of the resurrected Little Blue Santa on their website just to get an idea of the talent involved in this endeavor.  Great project with more information posted at Debra’s blog later this month while the Cups of Kindness site will stay updated.

Good people, good causes.


A Couple of Invitations to help out — 1 Comment

  1. Thank you for your kind words, Susan. I feel so strongly about Cups of Kindness; it is something I have wanted to do for a long time.
    I am gratified by the response by artists, bloggers and the community. I’ll be blogging about it next week on Wednesday.

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