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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Education is the Key for the Future

Regular readers of Cutie Booty Cakes know that I am really committed to making a difference and I challenge my readers to do the same. If you are a new reader check my posts here and here for examples of this. Today I want to tell you about a cause that I believe in. And you all can participate. Donor Choose.org is having a fundraising drive for public school education. For the month of October bloggers are encouraging their readers to donate to schools that are in need.

The uniqueness of this program lies in the ability for me or any other blogger participating to choose the schools that we want our donations to help. Each school/teacher submits a proposal outlining the need and the amount of funds required. I chose 3 elementary schools in metropolitan Atlanta that are in areas with the highest poverty rate. I also chose 3 different subject areas - science, math and english.

If you click on the banner above or widget on the left where it says "GA Public Schools" you will be taken directly to my fundraising page. I am pledging to raise $1000 and I would really like your help! There are other large well -established blogs doing this challenge in the "Mommy Blogger" category but it is my hope that We can make a difference here.

Please read the stories on the donation page and contribute whatever you can. Every dollar counts! Your donation is tax-deductible. Children are not asked to be born in poverty with poor access to the educational tools they need to get ahead. Please consider making a contribution to assist them in meeting their educational goals!

Remember when I asked you to Do Something? Here is your opportunity. Please help me raise $1000 this month for the students most in need.


15 comments:

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

I love that you are always on the look out for ways to help others. I love that you use your blogging to influence others in this way.

Thanks for giving me something to think about. I will review this with T-Daddy and get back to you.

Mrs4444 said...

What a great idea! I did what I could :)

Dawn said...

Great idea! I made a donation!

Jewelry Rockstar said...

Good Idea! APS really needs it.

Petula said...

This is a great idea... I will try to "do something." :D

Oh, btw, I will have my shoe meme up in about 10 minutes or so.

Food Lover said...

I'm down with anything that supports better education for our kids--I will definitely "do something."

Threeboys1mommy said...

You amaze me girl, I'll be back as soon as I have access to my wallet (left in in hsbds car)

mannequin said...

Again Renee... You DO make a difference. I've made a small donation. I'd like to also do something for our local children.
Thanks for the opportunity.

Jamie said...

Good Luck!

angie said...

I hadn't heard of this. Wonderful, wonderful thing.

Kristen Andrews said...

Will loved his jumparoo also and he still trys to get in it, I need to sell that thing thanks for the reminder!

amiable amy said...

ohh..that really amazed me about you girl...i am doing the same but in Philippines and in the school dear to me...i am trying to raise only $500 to buy a new sound system so that renting will end. I am happy that you do this in line of Education...goodluck to us

Ms. Bar B: said...

You are a beautiful spirit.

Mom on the Rise said...

I am a big fan of Donors Choose. During my 2nd year teaching I had two projects funded through the program and it made a hell of a difference in my classroom.

Two year ago, I joined the BlogAThon (24 hours of blogging) to raise money for Donors Choose. It is a great organization.

Keep up the good work.

Cristin said...

My sister is a teacher and she's funded projects using this.. I always donate when she asks!!

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