Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Operation Smile

If you have read my blog or in one of my groups you know that Operation Smile is the charity Close to my Heart has chosen to help.  It is a GREAT organization as they help children with Cleft lips & Cleft Palate fix their smiles in order to eat, drink and suck.  Not to mention the amazing differences in the way they look.  To help a child it costs just $240.

I have a story of an amazing boy here in Nebraska with help from his mother have made a difference in a child's life!   His mom Liz is a customer of mine and was moved when she heard how CTMH is helping these children.  She saw her scrapbooking supply and had an idea...here's their story...

"The confirmation kids from St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Valley, NE. take-part in a wonderful activity called "Faith Projects."  Each confirmation student is required to choose an activity of some sort that is based on a self-less act that helps others.  Some of these wonderful projects that the kids chose to do were spending time with the elderly at a nursing facility, organizing a luncheon for Make-a-Wish, volunteering at an animal shelter, or even painting buildings at the local baseball field.  Ethan chose to raise money for Operation Smile as his Faith Project.  He and I created hand-made cards which were sold for $2.00 each.  Our family, friends, and fellow members of our congregation were all so very supportive of his efforts.  Ethan's goal was simple...he wanted to raise $240.00...enough money to pay for one operation helping a child with a cleft-palet or cleft-lip.  I am happy to say that Ethan far exceeded his goal and was able to raise $378.00!!

Here is a picture of him making some cards and picture of the poster he made for church explaining his project.  Thanks for your inspiration with the beautiful afghan that you made to raise money for Operation Smile.  I am thrilled that Close To My Heart supports such a wonderful program!"

A HUGE THANKS to Ethan and his mom Liz for taking the time to help children in need!  YAHOO!  Great job you guys!  If you would like to help Operation Smile and help a child get a new smile, contact me to see how!  It doesn't have to be your own project like Ethan did.  Simply donate on your order.  And if you don't have an order going in, I will be happy to accept your donation and get it to Operation Smile!

WAY TO GO ETHAN!!  I pray this will make a lasting impression on you!  Knowing you changed someone's life!  How cool is that!

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful deed Ethan did for a child he'll probably never meet. Now that's a boy who has parents who are raising him to be the best he can be! Way to go, Ethan!