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I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

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-Kelly

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Favor...

Above the inside cover of my new journal. I'll show you the finished part tomorrow.

I've never done anything like this before but the past few months have been extremely difficult for a family friend. She lost her job (as a teacher) in September. Her husband has been very ill and unable to work for a long time. They have two year old triplets. She has been able to scrape together enough money to pay her mortgage but is barely getting by with everything else and the kiddos are still in diapers. She's been trying to get heating assistance and there's an 8 week wait.

We've known M for 19 years. My sister, Erin, met M when she was 15. I want to say that M is a good kid but she's 2 years older than me so it feels weird saying that but she's always been a good friend and the past few months have been really hard. I've always wanted to sponsor a family for Christmas but have never had the money myself so I thought that opening up my blog for a few days before Christmas might be a good way to help out M, her husband and their babies.

I'm going to leave this button up until noon PST, December 23rd. After that, all money collected will be given directly to M and her family. If you're on the South Shore area of Boston, MA and want to give any gifts or food, you can email me at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net or if you want to send a check to M, I can pass that information along as well.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you.


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Update on December 23rd, THANK YOU to everyone who sent money, forwarded this page or sent good thoughts to M and the kids. We collected over $600 which will help with heating and diapers!!!! I am amazed, astounded and extremely grateful. My sister is giving M the gifts tomorrow and I only wish that I was there to see her reaction. Thank you so very, very much.

8 comments:

Mouseybrat said...

Thank you for being such a caring and thoughtful person.

Kelly Kilmer said...

Mouseybrat,
Thank YOU. People are absolutely amazing to me. If I could give you all big squishy thank you hugs, I would!!! M and her family are going to be amazed!!! :)

Cheryl said...

Thank you Kelly, for doing this.

Nicole Austin said...

i hope everything works out for your friend! thank you for posting this, i hope this family gets the help they need.

Sarah said...

We all make the world go round, not money, but it sure helps a bit. Thanks for caring for others, hope lots of little will become a lot for M!

Dawn said...

A lovely idea glad to help xxxx

Desert Mermaid said...

Kelly,

This is brilliant! I mean it. You have access to a very large circle of humanity via your art, your teaching, your energy, your SELF! Tapping into that this way, for such a genuine need, is awesome. Each of us can read and choose how or if to respond, right? And EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS -- that's all I can say, from my own personal experience.

Toni

Marylinn Kelly said...

I trust that even small amounts can make a difference. Thank you for asking us to help. All our best wishes to their family and yours. xo