Wow. August is half gone and students everywhere are cracking the books. In August, we are encouraging 29 Givers to Support Education -- and giving you 29 creative ways to lend a hand.
I can identify with anyone studying hard to get the jump on your classes. I am on deadline myself this month. I owe the rewrite on my proposal for book two to my agent and editor the end of this month. Hopefully I will be blessed with an advance offer because I am SO ready to move into a house but can't afford much until this second book sells. For the better part of the past year, I have been living in a 450-square foot apartment with Kevin (my boyfriend who I love dearly) and our two dogs. My dog, Charlie, is 4.5 pounds so he really doesn't get in the way. But Ani, Kevin's Husky, is fifty pounds of nothing but fur. We think we may have found the house we want this weekend. It is a rental (buying is put off again) nearly 1,000 square feet, plus a BACK YARD for Ani. Charlie will love the backyard space too, but Ani will be a crazy loon out in her own personal dog run. It is in a Denver neighborhood I like a lot. We will know by Sept 1 if we get the place. Fingers crossed. In the meantime, my daily gift is to sweep our apartment two times a day to try and keep up with Ani's shedding. Kevin brushes her for hours and it doesn't slow down the balls of white fur that collect everywhere. I really can't wait til Ani has her own doggie door.
29 GIFTS NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
NEW TEEN GROUP! If you are age 13-19, join our teen group and you can share your true giving stories in our Great TEEN GIVING Story Contest. Win prizes, plus connect with other young people who are giving and living each day in the 29 Gifts Teen Group.
29Gifts.org Sponsors Marj @ Large MS Bike Team
I met 29 Gifter, Marjorie, in Atlanta. She came to several of our Atlanta Live Events. Like me, Marjorie has MS, but MS does not have her. She and her family own and run a climbing gym in Atlanta. Marjorie stays active in her church and community. Right now, 29Gifts.org is lending our support to Marjorie's MS Bike Team -- to raise $40,000 in the Atlanta MS Bike event September 17-18. Give What YOU Can and help team Marj@Large reach their goal!
RECIPES NEEDED! We are creating a community cookbook and YOU are invited to submit recipes. The book will be called, 29 Gifts Cookbook: 129 Quick, Healthy Recipes That Are Good for the Soul and sales of the ebook will fund our new 29 Gifts Hunger Mission Project. Get submission details here.
QUILT SQUARES NEEDED! We are still taking submissions to the 29 Gifts Literacy Quilt. We are going to create a 29 Gifts Signature Quilt and YOUR quilt square may be chosen to be part of our new product line. Sales from the quilts will support our new 29 Gifts Literacy Mission Project. Get submission details here.
GREAT GIVING TODAY!
Cami Walker, 29Gifts.org Founder and Chief Evangelist