{tis the season for giving}

This cause is very close to my heart not just because of the season but also because I want to do what I can for all the children of the world. My husband and I donate our clothes to support children with disabilities; we choose a few angels (children and elderly) from the Salvation Army Angel tree every year, and this year I wanted to do a bit more. I just didn’t know what I could do with very little “free” time on my hands. Monica brought up a lovely idea of a ‘fundraiser’ event that she did last year that raised hundreds of dollars for the needy children and elderly folks in this great community, and I felt like I was being called to raise money for others through a Mary Kay party of my own. After trying to plan and put this party into motion, I kept running into obstacles, like test dates, holiday parties, and family events. As the holidays grow nearer to us, so does my desire to help those who need helping the most. Please give with me this year, think of the children who may not receive a gift from Santa this year, so while you’re doing a little shopping do what you can… if you are at Walmart please pick up an inexpensive toy and drop it off with Toys for Tots, or if you need that perfect moisturizer from Mary Kay, feel free to buy for yourself because you’ll be donating 20% of that order to families in need (while getting a 10% discount for you).

Monica Broadhurst is a very good friend of our family, and she has generously devised a plan with her Mary Kay business for you to get 10% off your orders of makeup, skin care, and fragrances, and she will donate 20% of the proceeds to Cumberland Children’s Home in Denton, TX to help provide nourishment, shelter and gifts for children and families in need in Denton! This fundraiser will start Friday, December 3rd and end Saturday, December 4th. It is two full days of giving while receiving.

If you would like to participate in this fundraiser event to help the less fortunate of this community, please purchase from her website www.marykay.com/monicabroadhurst, and in the comment box please put my name: Gabrielle Watson or mention the Cumberland Children's Home, so that she knows to send the ‘host’ benefits to the right establishment. I am not benefiting in any form or fashion from this fundraiser event because I would rather see my good fortune paid forward to others especially during this lovely Christmastime.

Please give what you can this year and God bless us, everyone.

I wanted to leave you with a beautiful music video and song that always touches my heart and reminds me of what this season is all about: good will towards men

With Love,
Gabrielle Watson


Stephanie said...

What a great idea!! Every time I buy gifts for family/friends, I pick up an extra gift to give to someone that needs it. Thank you for the reminder. :)

Gabi said...

Thank you Stephanie for playing your part this holiday season and all throughout the year! I know that your generosity creates a lifetime of hope for those who receive your blessings :)