Monday, November 19, 2012

This Holiday - Honor a Senior in Your Life!

Hi Readers,

Looking for a creative way to honor a special senior in your life this holiday, or give back to your own neighborhood? Inspired by the smiles you see here and want to bring these smiles to even more faces? I can't be more excited to tell you about our "Give to Grow" expansion campaign!

People everywhere are asking and waiting for us to grow; but we cannot without your help. Please visit to find out how to take our program to YOUR neighborhood and dedicate your donation to a special someone. Also, every donation level will be rewarded with a thank you gift!

Our goal this holiday season is to raise $18,000 by Dec 31. Besides donating, we would love it if you could share this letter and the donation link with your friends and family.

Feel free to contact me directly at if you would like to talk more about our plans. We have a full plan in place but to put it into action, we really need your help.

Thank you so much.

And now... two stories to get you right into the holiday spirit. A tribute to fathers and mothers everywhere, on behalf of "children" of all ages.

Jean McCallum
What I Wish I Told My Dad

I wish I had told my Dad – “I appreciate everything you’ve done for me.” Thank you, Dad.

While my Dad was alive, I was a real spoiled brat – ingrate – and I spent a lot of time complaining about my Dad, and criticizing his parenting style. In reality, my Dad taught me how to ride a bike, how to drive a car, how to do gymnastics, and many other things. He also paid for a lot of lessons; guitar lessons, horseback-riding, and many other things. Most of all, no matter what was happening in our lives, my Dad always showed me that he loved me, treasured me, and believed in me.

Even though my Dad is gone now, the love and appreciation he gave me live on in my heart and encourage me to this day.  I want to say, “Thank you, Dad!” 

Gloria Washington
The Grandchildren Remembered

“Ring! Ring!” The happy sound of unexpected good tidings, surprise.

“I have a delivery for Mrs. Jefferson!” I shoot to the door. What awaits me is a huge profusion of floral splendor. Yellow daisies, purple iris, magenta hued and pale-whisper-white flowers in an elegant basket, arranged to show a profusion of color, scent and texture to dazzle the eye. The next day a repeat phone rings. Flowers beckon. This time a pale, motley display of luxe, lush, hot-house pink roses, lily-of-the-valley, and baby’ breath.

“Read the card Mommy.” The 18 great grandchildren and 9 grandchildren remembered the matriarch. The mother that spawned 3 generations: helped them through college, paved the way, taught them healthy nutritional habits and generally served as a role model for all kith and kin. Happy Birthday Mommy from all the grands. 

Help us spread even more happiness and love in the world with heartwarming stories like these. Thank you again for visiting and sharing our campaign page

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!