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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Do good.... (Dudley Do-Right...)

Thursday Thirteen #2…

Yesterday, my daughter went to visit a retirement home for a school project. They are visiting community organizations and businesses in the effort to raise money and donations of all types to help a family of 5.. a single mom with 4 kids of ages ranging from 2 to 12, for Christmas…
She got a twinkle in her eye when she told me about visiting the elderly grandmas whose hands didn’t work well enough to knit things for that family, so these lovely ladies raised some money and donated it.. 112 dollars and change.. she was so proud!



Got me to thinking about a list for this ‘Thursday Thirteen thingy’ Bond turned me on to… so here’s my Thursday Thirteen.

Volunteering.. doing good.. a few ideas and suggestions..









Thirteen Things about Anndi



1- Sacrifice that change you would normally use to get a coffee or a soda.. do this everyday for a month.. and give it to a local charity that helps the needy. It’s not a big sacrifice (okay, the people around you will suffer because you’re in caffeine withdrawal.. but tell them it’s for a good cause… and if that doesn’t work.. taunt them, fart in their general direction and then run away!) and if everyone did this.. that would generate a LOT of money!


2- Ask your child’s teacher if she needs help.. if you can work it into your schedule go in class.. if not, I’m sure she needs help with something.. preparing craft supplies for the upcoming Christmas crafts.. searching for craft ideas on the net.. it’ll mean the world to your child! Or help out at a school dance..


3- Take your family to visit a nursing home and listen to our elders.. and maybe learn a thing or two.


4- Use your blog or any other means at your disposal to promote a cause near to your heart.. see how easy!


5- Volunteer (like my friend Lynn) at the local animal shelter or volunteer to take an elderly person’s pet on a walk for them.


6- Help out at the local soup kitchen or homeless shelter (Coco and Julie, you are wonderful people.. thank you for being my friends..). They always need an extra pair of hands.


7- Offer to baby-sit for someone who can’t afford to pay for it so they can get some time to themselves, spending time with a child is your reward…


8- Cook a little extra food and bring it to someone who is caring for a sick family member…


9- Check out the website linked in my favorite Links and get some ideas for Family Volunteering on Family Volunteer Day… which by the way is held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving… (ok.. well maybe that in and of itself isn’t eally an activity.. btu I had to promote it.. see point number four!)


10- Bake some goodies and take them to your local Fire Departement... show you care.. thank them for all they do.. learn a few things!


11- Organize a Clean-Up the Park or Schoolyard Day with the neighborhood kids and their parents, get to know your neighbors better and provide the kids with a clean place to play…


12- Volunteer at the local ice rink (remember I’m Canadian!) and help out with whatever needs to be done, and get some exercise in at the same time!


13- Give blood... you can save a life.


Links to other Thursday Thirteens! (leave your link in comments, I’ll add you here!)
1. Twyla - http://lostinthebattle.blogspot.com/

2. Bond - http://bondsbigleathercouch.blogspot.com/

3. Busy - http://busy91.livejournal.com/
4. Sonny - http://sweetlikekitty.blogspot.com
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Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!


The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!








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Comments on "Do good.... (Dudley Do-Right...)"

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:10 PM) : 

Great Thursday Thirteen! I hope that everyone who reads this, does at least one thing on the list. :-)

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:18 PM) : 

Brilliant post... the change thing is a great idea...ty Sweetness

 

Blogger busy91 said ... (3:02 PM) : 

Lots of cool tips! Thanks for sharing them.

http://busy91.livejournal.com/

 

Blogger Anndi said ... (3:15 PM) : 

Twyla: Nice to see a fellow Canadian! At least one.. yes!

Bond: Smooch!

Busy: Bows to the Queen Mother of the Soul Patrol! Thanks for stopping in.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:17 PM) : 

Angelbaby you are too cool for words. Another cool thing is to visit nursing homes around Christmas time and take some small things as gifts. So many folks there don't have people that visit. Just a little human contact can go a long way.

Love you

Smooch

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:24 PM) : 

Helping peeps is always good! Thanks for sharing!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:02 PM) : 

Good ideas Anndi! What a wonderful mother you are!

 

Blogger Travis said ... (10:38 PM) : 

A very worthy subject for the 13 today.

 

Blogger julie said ... (11:31 PM) : 

Volunteering....it does a body good

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:44 AM) : 

Thanx for sharing your list!
Happy TT from Germany,
Sonny

P.S:See my list at http://sweetlikekitty.blogspot.com

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:45 AM) : 

Anndi - Your luggage has some wonderful stuff in it. Your Thursday Thirteen was a great thing to share!

 

Blogger Sueann said ... (8:57 PM) : 

Wow...great list Anndi!!! Children should be exposed to the joys of volunteering...and thanks to the wonderful Mother you are, your Chicklet is! HUGS!!!

 

Blogger Sueann said ... (9:24 PM) : 

Oh add me, **jumping up and down**

sueannssilliness.blogspot.com

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:39 PM) : 

What a wonderful and generous spirit you are, my darling Anndi. I didn't know about Family Volunteer Day. If I am back on my feet, B and I will definitely get in on that. There is such need in the world, and it's so little to ask. Hugs.

 

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