Friday, February 1, 2013

Giving Back in February



The first Friday of every month I feature a charity here as a way of giving back.  I am proud to feature this month's charity: 

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In honor of Valentine's Day and the month of love, this charity fills all the requirements of the aaawww factor.  The three oldest children of the Kladar family began this charity.  Yes, you read that correctly.  The kids started the charity for other kids. 

Kladar kids

The mission of Kids Helping Kids Fix Broken Heartsa 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization, focuses on helping "children in need of lifesaving heart surgery by providing funds for transportation to a hospital, food, lodging and for procedures necessary to save or enhance their quality of life."  The money raised from donations and the sale of their dishtowels also assists in paying "for other expenses related to the surgery not covered by insurance."

"The Kladar Kids can be invited to share their experience, show a documentary about their charity and sell dishtowels for $5 each. Corporations, community organizations, churches, and schools are all places that can collectively save the life of a child and help families in need."  If you are involved in an organization and would like to help, please contact them.

For anyone that is a parent or compassionate towards children's needs, this charity will tug at your heart strings. Nothing interrupts life more than having a sick child, especially one that is in need of life-saving surgery. To have the added pressure of meeting financial obligations relieved, helps a family to focus on the recovery of their child. If you want to help out this great cause, you can purchase a dishtowel......or two or you can donate here.

By the way, "the dishtowels are purchased from a manufacturer in Michigan and sent to a local fabric store in Coeur d'Alene, ID for screen printing."

Karina
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17 comments:

  1. I love that you do this every month. Such a good way to use your blog.

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  2. Hi Meredith,
    Thank you so much for commenting. This is one of my favorite posts to do. If you know of any charities that I can feature here, please let me know.

    Karina

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  3. This is great! Love that you do these posts! Have you ever heard of Amazima ministries? Founded by Katie Davis. A homecoming queen who at the age of 19 moved to Uganda, adopted 14 children and started her own ministry!

    Just an amazing story. Here is the Website if you would like to check it out: amazima.org

    Katie~

    http://dysfunctionsjunction.com

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  4. Hi Katie,
    I looked up the ministry and what a wonderful mission they have. To educate people in Uganda is quite an undertaking, but education is at the core of who we are. When we know stuff, we do stuff, so to speak.
    Because I blog about products that are made in the USA, in keeping with that theme, I focus on charities who assist people in the US. Since the comments are published here, though, anyone that reads this post can also see your recommended charity and read more about their fantastic cause. I really do appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment and letting all of us know about them. That's the purpose of this post.

    Karina

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  5. What a great idea to use your blog to spread the word about worthwhile causes...thanks for sharing!

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  6. Love it! Made in the USA and an inspiring idea for a charity to support. Love to see kids get involved in this way!!

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  7. Hi AJ,
    I thought the same thing. That's why I featured them this month. It goes great with Valentine's Day. They are putting their hearts in the right place: to help other kids get new ones. And Yes the towels are made in the USA. Thank you for stopping and sharing your thoughts. I always appreciate it.

    Karina

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  8. Hi Melissa,
    Thank you so much for your kind words. That means a lot to me. Really, it does. It is my absolute pleasure to spread the word about people helping people. I always thank people for joining the community here because that is how I feel. We are all a community helping one another somehow. This is another extension of that. Thank you for commenting.

    Karina

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  9. I love the idea of getting kiddos involved in helping others!

    Stopping by from the bloggymoms blog hop! You have an adorable blog!

    Cheers,
    LO
    http://blogdeedah.blogspot.com

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  10. That is the sweetest thing I've ever read! I will definitely donate and buy a dishtowel. :)

    Kids helping kids...gotta love it!

    xoxo,
    KG
    htto://www.kgstyleblogs.com

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    1. Hi Khloe,
      It is sweet, isn't it? I thought it was most appropriate this month. I hope you do buy a towel and enjoy it. I know that many families will benefit from your purchase.

      Karina

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  11. Well, I had to buy one. What an adorable towel and an awesome sacrifice those children are doing to help others. I love it. Can't wait to receive my towel. I will talk to my son about it (he is 3 yrs, so I'll do my best) - I want to instill in him about helping others rather it's with your time or money.

    Thank you for linking up at Tuesday’s Thoughtful Comments. I hope you enjoyed your stay and that you’ll come back next week to link up your awesome blog post. Have A Happy Day.
    Kim at Mommie…Again
    http://www.mommieagain.com
    http://www.mommieagain.com/2013/02/tuesdays-thoughtful-comments-blog-hop_18.html

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    1. Hi Kim,
      It's funny because I was looking for kitchen towels around the same time that I stumbled upon this charity. That was God leading me. I found some towels and a way to pay it forward.
      My daughter is 3 also and we teach her: Give, Save, Spend - based on the financial planning class that we took.
      I enjoyed your Tuesday's Thoughtful Comments. It's sometimes refreshing to read something more insightful. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. I am grateful that you did.

      Karina

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  12. I love the fact that it was the kids idea to start this charity. I am sure their parents have to be involved-but that makes it a family affair which is even better.

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    1. Hi Miki,
      It is a family affair because it was the kids' mother with whom I was in contact to make this post possible. When we teach our children correctly, they work magic. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

      Karina

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  13. Isn't it a blessing to see others helping those in need? When children give of themselves, it touches a special place in my heart.

    Had to go purchase a dishtowel. Thanks for sharing this charity. I am contacting them about doing the same for them on my blog.

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    1. Hi Sherryl,
      I am so glad that the story touched you to the point that you purchased a towel AND are going to have them on your blog. That touches my heart. I am deeply humbled by your actions and appreciate it beyond words.
      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts here.

      Karina

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