Look For The Helpers

Happy Saturday. 
Today I'm excited because we have a winner of the book Perfectly You ... congratulations to Kristina D. Her name was randomly pulled from all of the comments the old-fashioned way, out of a hat, by our son Joshua. I will be in touch to get your author-signed copy to you. 
Thank you, Julia V. Taylor, for this generous gift!

Graphic by our awesome school webmaster, Jane Ann.

Our school family is hosting a one-day blitz on Monday to help our friends in West, Texas who were displaced after the horrible fertilizer plant explosion out there this week. From what we understand, the most helpful thing right now would be to send ready-to-eat, non-perishable food items, so that's what we're collecting for them.

Did you see the report about the students from the middle school in West who were pushing wheelchairs down the road as they helped the elderly evacuate?
 I just love how people come together and jump in to help when there's a need. 

 One of the bloggers whom I admire and have become friends with is also helping a friend in need this weekend. Click the graphic above to go to Runde's Room and read all about it. Her creations are AmAzInG and she's going to donate the profit from her sales to helping Taten get better. Jennifer, keep up the heart work!

What need are you helping to fill this weekend?


  1. You make my heart happy, Barbara, because YOU are a helper. I hope Monday brings armloads of love for West, Texas... and that Jen's sale generates armloads of love to share with Taten.

    THAT'S how we get things done... Together.

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  2. I second what Kim said - you are an inspiration to so many. Thank-you so much for sharing, Barbara. I know the family is amazed by the kindness of strangers who have pulled together for them ... it just goes to show that the good will always prevail. ♥


  3. Our fourth graders decorated grocery bags for Earth Week. We took them back to the grocery store and they put shoppers groceries in them. It was a great way to remind people to recycle, reduce, and reuse.

    I also will be helping out at church today.


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