Thursday, November 20, 2008

Give n' Gobble Run

The 2nd annual Give n' Gobble Walk/Run will be held in Sherwood, Oregon on Thursday, November 27th. This up-and-coming family event raises much needed funds for local food banks through the registration of participants, sponsorship, and individual contributions. All proceeds raised and food collected will be donated to the Oregon Food Bank and Helping Hands. Cindy Aggson of The Carpe Viam Group is the creative spirit behind this generous endeavor.  Click here to register for the event or to make a contribution by clicking here.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

November 2008: Loaves & Fishes

Doesn't this amazing woman's smile make you wonder about her story? In Portland, Oregon there are thousands of seniors who are fiercely independent and remain vital citizens within our community, yet they struggle with the basic necessities of survival -- nourishment. 

For the month of November, in honor of the Thanksgiving season, I will be donating 10% of HINT's profits to Portland's Loaves & Fishes Center (The Meals-On-Wheels People). For as little as $85 I can provide meals and services for two weeks to one senior. What a memorable way to share in the bounty of our autumn harvest season!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

October 2008 Kiva Loan: Senerita Mikaele

I was able do a second micro loan on Kiva for the month of October. Pictured above is Senerita Mikaele, a 23 year old woman from Samoa who sells handicrafts at the local flea market. Kiva is her only access to financing the resources for her growing business. This is her fourth successful loan on Kiva. What an industrious woman!