Caravan4Christmas

Bringing joy this Christmas to the children most affected by hurricane Katrina through the charitable donation of gifts.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Entering December

It's Friday and the week is not over yet. First, let us reflect on the days past:

The GW Law School had a toy drive all week that helped us get a couple of boxes full of toys and a little over $300. Most importantly, though, it gave a lot of people an opportunity to help out in a hands on way. I had many conversations with people who, if nothing else, want to send love down South. They want those hurting to know that we all do care.

My fabulous law school helpers!!!

Along those lines, I am also grateful and proud to say that the DC Bloggers chose to sponsor Caravan4Christmas at their year end happy hour. The outpouring of support was unbelievable. I spent the evening getting the opportunity to meet many of the lovely ladies and gentlemen who are supporting this cause. I also walked away with $350 to buy toys. It was inspiring to see just how far the reach of DC Bloggers goes. In fact, we even got a donation from a group in Georgia that could not be at the happy hour.

Me and Kathryn (one of the gracious hostesses)

As of this morning, we had raised $988 this week alone, putting our total well over $2500!

Tomorrow, though, tomorrow we will get to see how it is all coming together. Holly has coordinated an "Operation Toy Drop" at the storage facility and over 150 invitations went out. I envision volunteers getting to meet, people stopping by with bags full of toys, coffee and donuts and of course a whole lot of Christmas Spirit!