I have two purposes for this post. The first is to thank giveaway hosts and to accept donations from any of you who would like to donate to a good cause. The second is to share info on this very cool book that I won from Dawn at She is Too Fond of Books. This may be long because I’m in a rambling mood.
I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned New Clevelanders, a welcome group for ladies who move to the east side of Cleveland. We’ve lived here almost 10 years now and I’ve been involved with New Clevelanders for 8 of those years. The great thing about this social group is that they never kick you out 🙂 When you move without kids or a job it is very difficult to meet people so this group was essential to my mental health. There are around 150 members right now and I’m in my fifth year on the board, my second year publishing the 8 page monthly newsletter. It is mainly a place to make friends, so many of the activities are for fun, but once a year we have a British Tea at a country club where we drink tea, dine on some delicious food and raise money for a local charity. Last year we raised over $11,000 for the Karen P Nakon Breast Cancer Foundation. We mainly raise the money by silent auctions on many donated items. I always donate a Mary Kay basket, but there are big ticket items like Cleveland Cavs tickets, Florida condos for a week, etc.
I have been blessed to win many books over the past few months from many of you awesome book bloggers. I decided to keep only a few a donate the rest for a nice basket of books to be auctioned or raffled off for the British Tea. This year we are raising money for Providence House, a crisis nursery offering emergency shelter to children. So, I want to thank all of you who have randomly chosen me as the winner of your book giveaways 🙂
Interested in New Clevelanders? Click on over. Do you have a new book that you’d like to donate to the cause? Let me know by leaving a comment or emailing me and I’ll get you my address. I have about 3 weeks before I need it done.
Now on to my second book donation topic. I won Give + Take from Dawn and there are were a few rules. Concord Free Press published this book for free and they only ask that you donate to a charity in the amount of your choice. Then you read the book and pass it on to someone who agrees to do the same. I have made my donation to The City Mission on Cleveland that do amazing things for the homeless, the poor, the addicted. I volunteered there a few years ago by sorting the donated clothes once a week and I have the greatest respect for the place. So, I made my donation and logged it on the website. Next week I plan to read the book and then pass it along. If you would like to be the next person to read this book, make a donation, and pass it on, let me know.