Monday, June 17, 2013

The Auction for Africa is in Full Swing

These are the faces of the little ones that will be moving into the Orphanage that Kim's Mom is building.  These are the faces of the little ones who will benefit from the amazing auction going on right now until Wednesday.  These are the little ones who will know love like no other - the love of people from far away who care so deeply for them. 

I hope you've had a chance to head over to Kim's website @ and check in on the auction.  There's still plenty of time to jump in there and put a bid in.  And some fabulous pieces, I have to say! 

But there's one more thing . . . for the remainder of the week, until Friday, I will be donating 25% of all sales to the little children in this orphanage.  I know it's not a lot, but a little goes a long way in helping get this wonderful home built for these little children. 

I don't think that I've ever shared this, but my Mom's father, William Dwyer was an orphan.  He, a brother and a little sister were dropped off on the steps of a Catholic Orphanage in Queens, NY.  They had nothing but the clothes on their back.  They were given shelter by the nuns, clothed and fed until they were ready to conquer the world on their own.  They called this Orphanage home for many years - they had all the things every child should never go without; shelter, food, and LOVE. 

So I hope I can spread a little bit of LOVE for these children.  In a way it's a thank you to the nuns for taking such good care of my Grandpa.  Sadly, I never met him.  He passed away when my Mom was a little girl herself.  But I'll never forget the kindness that was given him by the nuns in the orphanage.  I'd love to bless Barb too.  For she is what LOVE is all about.

Thank you again for reading this. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing that bit about your grandpa- how special to have a tie to something such as this. And thank you for your kindness in sharing this cause as well as your beautiful donation! x