From the category archives:

giving

It’s been a while since I organized the Garage Sale for Kiva with some women from church. Starting with only $300 in proceeds from the sale, we’ve been able to loan the same money  again and again over the last 4+ years, empowering over 71 women in 32 countries through Kiva’s microfinance program  It’s pretty […]

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Hurricane Sandy Relief {kids can help}

by This is Carrie on November 13, 2012

Since we lived in NYC for almost seven years, the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy is close to our hearts.  While our friends who still live in the area fared well, many people did not.  After showing the kids photos and video of the areas that were most affected by the storm, […]

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Making Stuff: A Love Scarf {Knitting for a Cause}

by This is Carrie on September 24, 2012

The Love Scarf Project is a great cause. I try to make a couple scarves to donate every year.  I hope one of the patients at City of Hope will fall in love with this cozy one. Yarn: 2 skeins Martha Stewart Crafts Lion Brand Yarn: Lofty Wool Blend in Siamese Cat Needles: Large wooden […]

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How to Raise Money to Fight Leukemia {Cupcake/OJ/Lemon Stand}

by This is Carrie on February 14, 2012

I knew the Leukemia 5K walk for their cousin, Brayden, would be far more memorable and meaningful to the kids if they figured out how to raise their $20 entrance fee/donation on their own.  After much brainstorming (and a little steering from mom), they settled on selling cupcakes (made from cake mix and frosting Princess […]

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Walking (and running) for Brayden {Leukemia 5K Walk}

by This is Carrie on February 13, 2012

Back in 2009, my little nephew Brayden was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  In the last two years, Brayden has been hospitalized 25 times outside of his regular chemo treatments. He has been pricked and prodded as he’s raged his battle against this terrible disease and he’s faced it all with the courage of a […]

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Making Stuff: Ruffle “Love Scarf”

by This is Carrie on January 7, 2012

On the long drive from California to Utah, I finished one scarf for The Love Scarf Project and started another. Pattern: Ruffle Scarf by Caron Yarn: from my stash, missing label.

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If you would like to crochet/knit a scarf or cap for The Love Scarf Project, you can find the details here.  The delivery to City of Hope (here in California) will take place on February 14th.  After getting the chance to help with last year’s delivery of scarves and caps, I can’t put into …

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I’ve always wondered what to do with my running medals. After reading about Medals of Courage, my Disneyland Half Marathon medal is on it’s way to Loma Linda Children’s Hospital.  It’s such an easy thing that could mean a lot to a little one battling cancer.  I ran faster in that half marathon than I […]

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Making Blankets of Love: The Joyful Foundation

by This is Carrie on November 8, 2011

I am often overwhelmed by the amount of good people are doing in this world. Just the other night, I met a group of dedicated volunteers from The Joyful Foundation located here in Orange Country.  The Joyful Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that provides quality, hand-made blankets to individuals in their time of illness or […]

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Gingham Dog & Calico Cat Birthday Party: The Gifts

by This is Carrie on October 8, 2011

As has become the tradition in our family, guests were asked to bring donations in lieu of traditional party gifts.  When Pumpkin found a flyer for Operation Blankets of Love on our doorstep a few weeks before the party, we knew it was the perfect charity work with for her Dog & Cat party.  Operation […]

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