I’ve been fairly quiet lately…busy with projects and wonderful opportunities that have presented themselves, and I’m experiencing a wide range of emotions…exhilaration, terror, anxiety, pure joy. A myriad of emotions in response to the things that I’ve hoped for and wanted to do with my business. The most prevalent emotion, though, has been gratitude.
I was recently including in a fundraising effort for Operation Shower. If you’re new to the blog, this is a non-profit organization which I’ve become very active in supporting. Please read here to find the reason I support them and also check out the last supportive effort that I gave for the organization.
As varied the range of emotions that I have, I know they will never compare to the range of emotions experienced by the wives and families of our soldiers when they have to deal with the stress and duty of deployments…stress and anxieties only magnified when when mom is pregnant.
Operation Shower throws baby showers for expectant moms and their families in a sincere attempt to help ease the burden of deployment on families, to help provide them with the items and support they need as they welcome the new additions to their families.
The fundraiser that we are hosting is called Party. Support. Love. Dance!
The mister thought of it…he loves to dance and he’s really amazing at it…so we’re hosting a super line dance party. We have a fundraising goal of $2000, and just as important as the money, we’re working to raise awareness of this organization to help support our military families.
It will be held on November 18th and we’re going to have instructors teaching Chicago style line dancing, Country line dancing, Salsa, and Swing. There are going to be tons of prizes and giveaways, as well as food and refreshments.
If you’re in the Memphis/Mid-South area, we’d love for you to come out and party with us! The tickets are $15 each and have to be purchased ahead of time (location will be on the ticket.) If you’re not local, you may contribute online. The website for online donations is found here.
If you choose to contribute online, there are a few things we’re asking you to do:
1 – If you are purchasing a ticket online (to attend the event,) please make sure that you make a MINIMUM donation of $15 PER TICKET. For example, if you make an online donation of $25, it will cover one admission and provide an additional donation of $10 to the organization. Please print out your receipt and bring it with you to be admitted to the event…you may contact me via email to receive additional instructions if you do the online purchase option.
2 – Once you click “Donate Now” there is a link under the “Your Donation” section that says “Dedicate my donation to someone” Please click that link and enter “Creating Awesomenessity” HONEST DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT RECEIVING ANY FUNDS OR PAYMENT FROM THIS EVENT but we would like to keep track of how much each event/group raises for the organization and this will help to sort that information when the online funds are sent to Operation Shower.
We really need your support…the military will always need your support. No matter your political affiliation or stance, this is about supporting those who sacrifice and die on a daily basis for our country and our freedoms…and they need your support.
image from supportstore.com
Thanks again for being here, supporting the blog, and for supporting this event. Saying that I’m grateful for you only begins to express my feelings of having you be a part of my world 🙂
Donation website: http://www.razoo.com/story/Operation-Shower-Party-Support-Love
Operation Shower website: http://operationshower.org/about/our-mission/
My email for questions: creatingawesomenessity (at) gmail (dot) com