“Charity begins at home, but should not end there.” – Thomas Fuller
Evidently, you already know that. You introduced to me to some new to me, very worthy causes, and shouted out some I already knew and respected, while Anne and Sharon educated me on the differences between a charity and non-profit.
Of course, the post wouldn’t be complete without a bit about the woman behind the contest. (Not me. My grandmother.) My favorite pictures of her are in a scrapbook I need to get scanned, but here’s one that should make you laugh anyway. It’s from my college days, I believe… (No, we’re not surrounded by by fairies… it’s an old photo that was scanned a few years ago!) Always full of love and laughter, my Nannie was. She would delight in the charities named here, because she was a nurse, a wife, a mother, a sister, etc. She also lived on a farm most of her adult life, and loved animals, especially dogs.
Before you scroll down to see who won, please look at a quick run-down on the organizations your fellow knitters support. I encourage you to click on links where provided, or follow the comment(s)to a blogger with more information. Maybe you’ll find a new cause, or feel moved to make a donation in honor of a friend. Please note that some regional/local chapters were lumped under the parent organization for the purpose of this list.
Rape and Domestic Violence Centers
Chipman Community Care
Hospice of the Blue Ridge / Hospice
Local Food Bank
Now, for your patience, Megan is the winner, as chosen by the random number generator – I promise!! The Knight and I will gladly make a donation to the Station Fire Fund, and I’ll be sending Megan a prize package too. There’s a special match going on through the end of this calendar year, so if any of you are inclined to donate to the Station Fire Fund too, your dollars will go twice as far.
Thanks for chiming in. You’re obviously a generous, thoughtful group, and the world is a better place for it!