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So here’s a little interview I did with Paul Sladkus on the Good News Broadcast. In which I Tell All, including what’s sexy about firefighters, how to find a publisher and what the real meaning of passion is.
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Aaaand! www.random.org picked the winner from yesterday’s post. It’s MJ! WTG! Keep checking in, people. The month is young. I loved everyone’s Mothers Day suggestions. 
Today’s question comes from one of my favorite entries from yesterday–charitable giving. Where do you give your time or donations? List your favorite cause in the comments section. The prize–a signed copy of Just Breathe, and one of Invisible Lives by the incomparable Anjali Banerjee.

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  1. The Humane Society holds a special place in my heart, but also Muscular Dystrophy. One of my daughters-in-law is a District Director for them and she works many long hard hours year around. And I’m proud of my son who steps up with the housework and caring for their young son when she has to be away.

  2. The Humane Society holds a special place in my heart, but also Muscular Dystrophy. One of my daughters-in-law is a District Director for them and she works many long hard hours year around. And I’m proud of my son who steps up with the housework and caring for their young son when she has to be away.

  3. I give my time mainly to my church. I teach 3 yo Sunday school and work with preschoolers on Wednesday nites and during Vacation Bible School.

    My donations mainly go to St. Jude and Relay for Life.
    My oldest son is in med school and had the chance to work at St Jude for a summer during college. The children there really touched him as well as his Dad and me when he took us on a tour of the hospital.
    Relay For Life – both of my parents died from Cancer and 1 of my sisters is a cancer survivor.

    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

    and thanks for the win!!!!

  4. I give my time mainly to my church. I teach 3 yo Sunday school and work with preschoolers on Wednesday nites and during Vacation Bible School.
    My donations mainly go to St. Jude and Relay for Life.
    My oldest son is in med school and had the chance to work at St Jude for a summer during college. The children there really touched him as well as his Dad and me when he took us on a tour of the hospital.
    Relay For Life – both of my parents died from Cancer and 1 of my sisters is a cancer survivor.
    mj.coward[at]gmail.com
    and thanks for the win!!!!

  5. JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). My 22 year old daughter was diagnosed at age 6 so it’s near and dear to my heart.

  6. JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). My 22 year old daughter was diagnosed at age 6 so it’s near and dear to my heart.

  7. When we lived in the city, it was easy to contribute to various causes. Since we live 75 miles from the city now, I do volunteer work for our local animal shelter – we foster hurt or sick animals until they can be adopted to new homes. We have had a rescue ranch the last 11 years, and have rescued all sorts of animals – chickens, turkeys, goats, but my focus has always been retired Thoroughbred racehorses – the ones tossed out into the slaughter pipeline due to being hurt or too slow to be competitive, and the old Thoroughbred mares who fail to conceive one year, and out the door they go. So, long answer – local animal rescues !

    Pam

  8. When we lived in the city, it was easy to contribute to various causes. Since we live 75 miles from the city now, I do volunteer work for our local animal shelter – we foster hurt or sick animals until they can be adopted to new homes. We have had a rescue ranch the last 11 years, and have rescued all sorts of animals – chickens, turkeys, goats, but my focus has always been retired Thoroughbred racehorses – the ones tossed out into the slaughter pipeline due to being hurt or too slow to be competitive, and the old Thoroughbred mares who fail to conceive one year, and out the door they go. So, long answer – local animal rescues !
    Pam

  9. I really enjoyed the interview. It’s always fun to hear someone else’s voice. Not my own–but someone else’s.

    My two favourite charities–the ones closest to my heart are

    1. Mennonite Disaster Service

    I’ve been a Mennonite for 30 years. We used to call it Mennonite Disaster Relief, which made more sense to me. The new name makes it sound as though they’re hired to come and provide you with any disaster you desire. (“Yes, madam, we WILL flood your basement for a small fee.”) What we actually do is act as a first-responder charity and/or a rebuilding charity when there is a disaster. We’re like the Red Cross, but then we also stay and rebuild communities whenever possible.

    2. The Arthritis Foundation

    I’ve only had RA for 4 years, but in that time the information, support and ongoing research provided by the Arthritis Foundation has been a boon. And who knows–if they find a cure maybe I’ll be able to actually wield a hammer for MDS.

  10. I really enjoyed the interview. It’s always fun to hear someone else’s voice. Not my own–but someone else’s.
    My two favourite charities–the ones closest to my heart are
    1. Mennonite Disaster Service
    I’ve been a Mennonite for 30 years. We used to call it Mennonite Disaster Relief, which made more sense to me. The new name makes it sound as though they’re hired to come and provide you with any disaster you desire. (“Yes, madam, we WILL flood your basement for a small fee.”) What we actually do is act as a first-responder charity and/or a rebuilding charity when there is a disaster. We’re like the Red Cross, but then we also stay and rebuild communities whenever possible.
    2. The Arthritis Foundation
    I’ve only had RA for 4 years, but in that time the information, support and ongoing research provided by the Arthritis Foundation has been a boon. And who knows–if they find a cure maybe I’ll be able to actually wield a hammer for MDS.

  11. I have several favorite causes. I do volunteer work with local literacy organizations, which I think is such an amazing thing to be involved with-helping people discover the power of the written word. I also volunteer and fundraise for the American Cabcer Society through Relay for Life. I have lost several friends to cancer and my stepmother passed away a year ago after a long battle with leukemia. Tonight I’m writing this as I sit with my grandfather who is fighting end stage lung cancer. It’s so important to me that we keep working to find a cure for all forms of cancer. Thank you for giving us a chance to share her in the comments.
    Trish

  12. I have several favorite causes. I do volunteer work with local literacy organizations, which I think is such an amazing thing to be involved with-helping people discover the power of the written word. I also volunteer and fundraise for the American Cabcer Society through Relay for Life. I have lost several friends to cancer and my stepmother passed away a year ago after a long battle with leukemia. Tonight I’m writing this as I sit with my grandfather who is fighting end stage lung cancer. It’s so important to me that we keep working to find a cure for all forms of cancer. Thank you for giving us a chance to share her in the comments.
    Trish

  13. I would have to say that most of our donations go to the church and other “church-related” organizations. My husband is a member of the Knights of Columbus here in our town, and that takes up a lot of donated time. We also help with the kids in our church and we send money to K-Love, a Christian radio station.

  14. I would have to say that most of our donations go to the church and other “church-related” organizations. My husband is a member of the Knights of Columbus here in our town, and that takes up a lot of donated time. We also help with the kids in our church and we send money to K-Love, a Christian radio station.

  15. I donate my time at work. As a teacher, I’m paid for certain hours, but it takes many, many extra hours to complete everything that is needed for the kids. It’s worth it, though. 🙂

  16. I donate my time at work. As a teacher, I’m paid for certain hours, but it takes many, many extra hours to complete everything that is needed for the kids. It’s worth it, though. 🙂

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