Friday, March 12, 2010
Show us your life: Favorite Charities
So this is my first Show us your Life post over at Kelly's Korner! I have wanted to join in for quite some time, so I thought this is a great chance to join the fun!
Since participating in Up til Dawn in graduate school I have begun a huge supporter of St. Jude Children's Hospital. They never turn patients and their families away even if they can not afford treatment. It makes my heart ache to think of all the sick children they are trying to save, and I know my money is going to a good place. We also participated in the Give thanks. Walk last year and this year I am serving on the planning committee and am so excited to help!
Another charity that is very special to me is the Painted Turtle. My sorority adopted this "Hole in the Wall Camp" as one of it's national philanthropy in 2006. The Painted Turtle's mission is to provide a year-round, life-changing environment and authentic camp experience for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. The Painted Turtle supports children's medical needs, inspires them to reach beyond their illnesses, and provides care, education, and respite for their families. The Painted Turtle has no billing department. All campers and families attend free of charge.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!