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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mend Boys. Build Men.

Earlier this month, I asked for suggestions for a charity that Molly Lou Gifts could contribute part of our proceeds to. Since Molly Lou Gifts is a small company, I was looking for a small charity that might not get the big "spotlight" or contributions as some charities. Thanks to all that sent in suggestions.

I decided between two, Boys Home of the South and Ashley at Living Life Gratefully suggested The Roots for Music.

As most of you know, I used to be a teacher in my previous life before children and often taught in very low income areas and students who had several obstacles and issues in their life and combine that with now being a mother, we have decided on the Boys Home of the South at this time. The Boys Home of the South has a simple mission: Mend Boys. Build Men. This is a non-denominational residential group home that cares for, nurtures, educates, and LOVES troubled boys. They have a variety of programs and work to reunite families and care and love boys. These innocent boys have heartbreaking stories and are not in the care facility because of anything they did (I mean they aren't drug addicted or criminals). These are abused children who have witnessed, experienced, and seen the most terrible things and the Boys Home of the South is a place for them to be loved unconditionally and to just be the beautiful CHILDREN that they are. They have the Charles Aiken Academy on their grounds that is the smallest charter school in the country for the boys that need the extra attention and care, but the boys are also able to attend the public schools in the area. The course of treatment and stay is at least six months and all of the efforts are to ensure the daily care and enrichment of the boys they serve. The Boys Home of the South provides professional services and the boys participate in individual therapy, group counseling, family counseling, life skills development, sports, scouting, recreational activities on and off campus, and more. All of their efforts are working towards healing wounded spirits and teaching appropriate responses to living a healthy life.

I feel so passionately about this charity and hope that I can help in some way. I have applied to become a volunteer as well.

Molly Lou Gifts will give ALL of our profits for the rest of the month and then continue to give 10% each month after. We know times may be tight, but if you have a wedding, engagement, baby shower, bridal shower, or birthday gift for anyone, we hope you will visit Molly Lou Gifts for those gift items knowing that you will be getting a great product and helping a WONDERFUL and much needed charity at the same time.

We are so blessed and so incredibly fortunate for the life that we have built! Cheers!

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In other news~today is the last day to enter the MLG Extravanganza contest. Winner will be picked tomorrow morning. Molly Lou Mini #1 is thrilled for his job...keep entering to give him more to do! Also, tomorrow is the last day to enter the Flip Flops & Pearls contest. Details and how to enter are at left for both contests! Tell a friend!!!

8 comments:

  1. This is so fabulous! What a great way to give back. Thanks for sharing!!!

    I too have worked with many disadvantaged children in my line of work (I'm a social worker). I think volunteering is so important! I'm currently a Big Sis through Big Brothers Big Sisters. It feels great to give back in a way that isn't giving me a paycheck, too!

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  3. Awesome Girl!!!
    That charity sounds like something that these children NEED!! These things tug at my heart strings!! I am so glad to know that my order gave them $10!

    Praise God for all your doing for them MLG's!!

    Also, tell Mini #1 to draw my name:)

    Also Also :) If anyone wants to enter the giveaway on my blog (the private society blog, lol) send me an email at flipflopsandpearls@gmail..com for an invite....ends tomorrow. Thanks for allowing me to be part of the MLG welcome community=)

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  4. What a wonderful thing! You run such a great business!

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  5. That is so thoughtful of you to even think of donating to a charity, let alone, look for charities that don't get a lot of hype!! Good for you!!

    Thanks for following my blog!! I'm so happy to meet you :-)

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  6. omg just looked at your site! Your designs are adorable!!

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  7. Thank you SO much for considering Roots of Music in New Orleans...I think you have chosen a fabulous charity, but I am happy that Roots of Music got a shout out, too. I share your passion for education and children, and I love the charity you picked...Boys Home is lucky to have you as a supporter!

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