Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Celebrating 1,000 Posts With Ampersand Families

Jen and Michelle, the directors of Ampersand Families

Wheeee! Time to celebrate my 1,000th blog post!!!

I have been puzzling over how to celebrate my 1,000th post. I decided to continue my tradition of rustling up support for one of my favorite non-profits: Ampersand Families.

Ampersand Families finds permanent families for teens in foster care. They are compassionate and dedicated. I am extremely impressed with them and their work.

Since I'm not going to adopt a teen (went through that decision-making process with husband and realized we need to find other ways to support Ampersand)... I try to do what I can to help them out.

Last fall I created a fund-raising page for Ampersand, and to my amazement I have almost fulfilled my goal of raising $500 for them. If you feel so moved, would you like to go to my page and help me reach my goal, or even exceed it? Even a dollar would help. If each of my 89 followers could donate a dollar... that would rock! Just click on this link:

Ampersand Families - compassion in action!

If you can't donate (which I realize may be asking a lot), I will donate some money to Ampersand for each comment that is left here. Please comment! If I can, I'll give Ampersand a dollar per comment. That may have to change, depending on how many comments I get. But I'll aim for a dollar.

Can you help Ampersand continue doing their wonderful work? How many comments can I get???

15 comments:

Beth said...

Well I will start you off... 1000 posts eh? That is pretty cool! I remember finding this blog...I can't remember if it was before or after our first Rosebud trip...must have been before! Ampersand seems to be quite the worthy cause! I am going to try and donate...have to wait til Friday tho! Have a nice day!

J said...

Hey, Carol! A big, huge thank you from Ampersand Families for your ongoing support. And congrats on the 1,000th post!

Jen Braun & all of us here at Ampersand Families

Andi said...

Congrats Carol! 1000 posts takes alot of dedication. We had a sermon last Sunday that used the story about saving the beach full of starfish...I can't save all of them but I can save THIS one. All of our little efforts can add up to big changes in our world. Keep up the good work.

Jonna said...

1000 Post is Awesome.
Thank you for your support of Ampersand Families!
ABSOLUTELY love the phot of your Mom and the Roses.
Jonna and Dick

Tim said...

Hi Carol,
Congratulations on your 1000th post! What a great way to celebrate too!

Ann-Fellow Ampersand Families Fan

AnnieO said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts!

Meg said...

Thank you for your incredible support of our work here at Ampersand! To show that our outside support means so much - we just made a match with a family for one of my kids, we just decided on a move-in date for one of my other kids and her family, and another one is going to finalize in court next week! We appreciate all you do to make this happen!

Char said...

I can't think of a better way to celebrate than to make a donation to a most worthy organization. Ampersand is consistently changing the world for kids.

Alyssa Joann said...

I think it's amazing that you are willing to do this- congratulations on your 1000th post, and thank you for supporting such an amazing organization!

Rachel Hannah said...

My friend recently started interning with this organization, so I have heard a lot about it! It wounds truly amazing, and I commend your support of the program. Thank you!

Lindi said...

Congrats on your 1000th blog post, Carol! Thanks for supporting Ampersand Families :-)

Christine said...

What you are doing is so wonderful! I'm hoping my husband and I can adopt a child through Ampersand!

Katherine E. said...

Thank you for your generosity; this is a wonderful organization!

Julie Sharer said...

You rock, Carol! I love how you always find a way to give without taking any credit for yourself. Guess that's why I love you so much! I will try to make a donation this week...as small as it may be, this is one of those kinds of organizations that I love to support! Hugs! And congrats on #1,000; I always love reading your blog. :-)

erathora said...

Just found your blog--from Mama Drama--and it must be fate! I just wrote a reference letter for friends who are applying for foster-to-adopt through Ampersand! Good luck!