Favorite Charity: Silver Spoon Ministry
I began this charity to help my sister who is battling against Stage 3 Uterine Cancer. She and her husband are self employed and their business has suffered greatly due to the economy and so I knew her cancer treatment was going to be a tremendous financial burden on them. My sister has to travel more than two hours every day to receive her radiation treatment, so I knew she would also have traveling expenses. Well, I live 10 hours away and felt so helpless to help or support her.
I came up with the idea to sell my beaded serving pieces that I enjoy making and donate all the proceeds to her. So far I have raised more than $1,000 and am continuing to make and sell them. I have learned that one ordinary person can take one ordinary item and turn it into something extraordinary that becomes a tremendous blessing in the lives of others. I am blessed by helping my sister, she receives a financial blessing and the one who buys my serving piece is blessed with a beautiful object to use. I would like to be able to continue this work to benefit others after my sister finishes her treatment.
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