Monday, February 20, 2006

A Time for Giving

Happy President's Day!

(I just thought I'd remind you that it's a holiday before launching into the rest of this. Because, folks? HOLIDAYS = GIVING Please keep this in mind and be prepared to open your hearts, your hands, and your wallets.)

This first part I meant to do last week, when David LaBruyere was working it hard over at myspace to raise $5000 for Habitat for Humanity by the end of the week. So, um, except for my paltry personal donation, I'm a little late to that party. (And you're all going, "NO. Really?" Yeah, yeah, shut it.) But guess what happened? David managed to raise his goal amount without the help of the marymuses readership. Isn't that fantastic? It is, except that now you feel left out. I am so, so sorry I didn't post this sooner. Oh, but hey! Don't cry! It's okay! You can still give to Habitat for Humanity through David's page. See? All better, yes? (You'd better be ponying up the cash here, people, or you won't feel better. And don't you want to feel better? Yes. You do.)

Second up on the giving roster is a little project called Canstruction going on down at Kansas City's Union Station. Artists and architects have created sculptures using canned goods (all of which will be donated to Harvester's) and you are invited to vote on which one you like best by placing a dollar in one of the envelopes they provide and marking on the outside which sculpture is your favorite. There are also bins for donating non-perishable food items, so head on down with your dollars and your foodstuffs. You'll enjoy the exhibit and you'll have a chance to help those in need. WIN-WIN! The exhibit is only around until this Friday, February 24, so don't dilly-dally or you'll miss it.

If neither of those suit your fancy, consider giving to another worthy cause. Just don't let the opportunity to share with those in need pass you by. You'll be glad you seized this day to make someone else's life brighter.

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