Monday, January 27, 2014

Learn & Help

This is an unabashed plug for some causes - check out the website links to learn more:

Kibbutz Laton & Sustainable Living

On our trip to Israel, we became friends with a Houston family. Their daughter just became Bat Mitzvah and is directing all her gifts to raise $35,000 to build one complete EcoDorm housing unit on Kibbutz Laton. Kibbutz Laton is located in the Arava Valley of Israel's Negev desert and is committed to living in a sustainable way while educating others to do the same.

Last I heard she was almost half way there!

Zack Attacks Leukemia & Immunotherapy
CLICK HERE to Get Involved

Zack is this amazing 9 year old boy from Dallas who has been battling AML leukemia for 4 years. His family is helping to raise awareness and funds for immunotherapy. Their goal is $675,000 and they are at $374,000!

Wheel to Survive for Ovarian Cancer
CLICK HERE to Be the Difference

On February 23, 2014, Nancy Brickman and her Spin Sisters will be participating in a 6 hour cycling event to raise money for ovarian cancer research and to help diagnosed women in the fight to survive. The Spin Sisters have already surpassed their team goal of $2,500! The event is hoping to raise $300,000 and they are just under half way to that goal. You can also join the riders too!

Harvesting Stones & Domestic Violence
CLICK HERE to Buy Harvesting Stones
CLICK HERE for Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center (AODVC)

Paula Lucas wrote a memoir that takes you through the abuse and captivity she and her three sons suffered in Dubai. She founded AODVC to help abused American women trapped outside of the US. Karen Lewis is the president of this non-profit.

I bought the book the first day it was available and read it in 2 days - a remarkable and frightening account. Government funding for AODVC has been greatly reduced so any support is appreciated.


  1. Thanks for encouraging Paula and me!!! Sure was awesome to see you in Dallas at the end of January!

    1. Happy to do it - it is an important topic ... let us know when you are back. Perhaps we can set something up with a GH reading group.