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Schoharie Valley After Irene

When it comes to Christmas this year, our families decided to forgo the traditional ritual of gift giving in order to raise a fund to help rebuild the town of Schoharie, NY, which was devastated by Hurricane Irene this summer.  We have family members living there who have spent the last three months shoveling out muck from basements, ripping down walls of homes and businesses and providing what manual labor they can to get the town back on its feet.

Project: Water - Well Done

Images from the flooding remind us how water can destroy but also give life so when the lovely Lauren from Aspiring Kennedy asked us (along with 24 other blogs) to join in her Well Done campaign for Charity: Water, we jumped at the occasion to help.

Charismatic Founder

Founded by Scott Harrison, Charity: Water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.  Last year, bloggers worldwide donated $1,800 to finish a well – the goal this year is to raise $5,000 this month so that more wells can be dug and more clean water provided to villages in need.

Making a Difference Worldwide

Keeping Children Healthy

We can’t think of a better time of year to offer a gift that will keep on giving…

Need We Say More?

To make a donation and make a difference, please click here to help!

P.S.  And don’t forget to enter our giveaway of an autographed book by Celerie Kemble!

Photos via Times Union, Charity: Water and Aspiring Kennedy

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7 Comments

  • Reply The enchanted home December 7, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Love the story and the misson and am happy to support this worthwhile cause.

  • Reply Anna - Canoe Design December 7, 2011 at 8:34 am

    What a great idea – thank you for sharing this story and cause.
    I always feel like there has to be a way to turn this season of giving into something meaningful for others.

  • Reply Jeanne McKay Hartmann December 7, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Such a great time of year to remember how important it is to give – the abundance of blessings we have to share. I love that your family decided to help your neighbors this Christmas! XO

  • Reply quintessence December 7, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Great causes especially at this time of year!!

  • Reply Barbara@HausDesign December 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    A very worthy cause and such a remarkable organization!

  • Reply Kelly Market December 7, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I had family in Pennsylvania affected by Irene also : ( Sounds like a wonderful cause and always important to remember to give back during the holidays. xxKO

  • Reply pretty pink tulips December 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Love being a part of this amazing effort!

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