Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Basket of Promise & maybe more...?

I've currently up to having sold 7 of the 30 pieces that were in the Show of A TALE OF TWO MAINS. The other day, I jumped on-line and made donated to the charity that I had chosen for this show.

You see, I feel its just good plain karma to give back when you receive. So I chose a charity-- Heifer International. Please visit their site if you get the chance. I like their Mission, and how they work.

Heifer's Mission to End Hunger
Heifer envisions…
A world of communities living together in peace and equitably sharing the resources of a healthy planet.
Heifer’s mission is…To work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth.
Heifer's strategy is…To “pass on the gift.” As people share their animals’ offspring with others – along with their knowledge, resources, and skills – an expanding network of hope, dignity, and self-reliance is created that reaches around the globe.
Heifer’s HistoryThis simple idea of giving families a source of food rather than short-term relief caught on and has continued for over 60 years. Today, millions of families in 128 countries have been given the gifts of self-reliance and hope.

I took a percentage of the paintings I sold at the Show and managed to get a

Promise Basket--A Committment to End Poverty

Give struggling families the promise of a secure future with this special basket, filled with the kinds of livestock our project partners need to add protein to their diets and income to their lives - much-needed income that's used to pay for housing, clothing, schooling and medicine. The basket's geese, ducks and chickens lay eggs that provide nutrition, and the basket's rabbits multiply quickly, ensuring that other families will soon benefit from Heifer's requirement that recipients "Pass on the Gift" of their livestock's offspring.

I have someone else that is interested in another, possibly two paintings, and who knows; I may be able to put a little more towards this charity yet?!

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