Sunday, 16 October 2011

Walk for Wishes Update

Yesterday we participated in the Walk for Wishes in Lloydminster, AB to help support the Children's Wish Foundation. It was a chilly day but to see the impact it has on so many lives was more than worth it. For those who know me, you are aware of our Wish Story; we met a couple other families yesterday who had their own story to tell.

I am proud to say my our team raised over $1700.00 for the Foundation, which was very impressive indeed. I am very impressed with my children and the initiative they took to get classmates to join our team and help out. Well done! A total of over $12,000.00 was collected yesterday at walk time (that amount equals about one Wish, as they average around $10,000.00 each). It was over double the amount anyone expected them to raise, especially since the location had never held a Walk there before. It goes to show that a community can pull together and do wonders when necessary. The local businesses provided prizes for walkers based on amounts raised, for door prizes, and some just for fun. Many thanks to the businesses who sponsored the walk!

And please remember; just because the Walk is over for the year it doesn't mean donations have to stop. Three children with life threatening illnesses are granted their wish each and every day. As the announcer pointed out yesterday; each time we sit down for a meal, a child and their family is being granted a wish. We will continue to participate in the Walk to help raise money so other families receive their wishes, just like we received ours.

As we enter into the second half of October I can't help but count down the days to the release of The Homemaker Helper Series: Cooking 101. In 49 days the second book in the series will be available! I am anxious to finish it so you, my customers, will be able to try many of the recipes for the holiday festivities. Keep in mind it is not only meant for the holidays; it is written with daily cooking and baking in mind. And for a limited time, anyone pre-ordering will receive the ebook version of The Homemaker Helper Series: Crafts.

I will also be starting a Newsletter this month with tips and ideas for all aspects of Homemaking. These will eventually become a part of the books in the series, but it is your chance to see them first hand. Please subscribe to my Blog and you will also receive the newsletter each and every month for as long as you wish. I look forward to helping you become the homemaker you want to be. As for those who have chosen other career paths, that is okay too; I encourage you to join as well. Everyone has a place to live, so homemaking skills are beneficial whether or not you work outside your home.

I wish you all a great day!


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