Tag Archives: children

Toys, Trees and Turtles

15 Dec

I’ve kept up with my 30 Ways in 30 Days project, in spite of being out of the country on a press trip. Here are the actions that I’ve taken in the last few days:

Donate a Toy to Toys for Tots

Do you remember unwrapping the My Little Pony or Transformer that you’d been dreaming about all year?

Help give a a little boy or girl a special holiday this year by donating a toy to Toys for Tots.

I decided to make my toy donation to my friend Janet, who is running a toy drive in honor of her son Luke, for Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Luke died a little over two years ago from DIPG, an extremely rare brain stem cancer. He was 10 years old; you can read a story I wrote about him and Janet here. We also appeared on Good Day Austin to talk about the fight against childhood cancer. Continue reading


Back to Basics: School, Medical Care and Food

17 Feb

Over the past three days, my giving has centered around basic human needs – not by design, that just happened to be the gives I made.

Monday, Feb 14: I received a message from Horac Nepal, a home for children who have lost one or both parents and which I have supported in the past. The message was that the new school term in Nepal is about to begin, and the children at Horac are in desperate need of school supplies. I was happy to donate some money to go toward this for today’s give. On a completely random sidenote, I love their Volunteers page. Obviously they have had many volunteers from The Netherlands – but they go on to identify all other volunteers as “from the Finland,” “from the Canada” and so on. Cute! Continue reading