For Japan With Love
We have handpicked ShelterBox as the organization we’d like to donate to. We know that their volunteers are already there in Japan helping, so please be assured that your donations are being put to good use. ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters at the time when they need it the most. Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.
They started out with a goal of $5,000 but have already received over $16,000—the power of the blogging world seriously amazes me at times. Honestly, that number gives me the warmest of warm fuzzies!
Because I’ll be taking tomorrow off to observe this day of silence, you all will have to wait another week for the next Slow Cooker Anyday installment. I will be spending the day doing pilates, getting my hair done (seems so trivial in light of what this post is about, but it has been over seven weeks) and finishing up some really fun cupcakes—even though my first attempt at cake pops would earn me about a C+ with extra credit—for my cousin’s baby shower. Oh, and prepping the rest of the food for aforementioned baby shower (chicken salad croissant sandwiches; spinach salad with sliced strawberries, feta cheese, sugar-glazed walnuts and homemade poppy seed dressing; and mason jars with sparkling cran-raspberry punch).
I will also be tweeting about For Japan With Love and throwing in a Facebook status update or two about the cause. If at all possible, I think you should do the same.