Friday, January 15, 2010

A Giving Spirit

My husband is a, well, how do I put this? A very unique individual. He's a sports nut who loves to cook, play video games, isn't afraid to wear pink (or any other girly color for that matter), lets his daughter paint his toenails pink and has one of the biggest hearts you'll ever find. Honestly, this man astounds me more and more with every single day.

I've written about his giving spirit before with his work during the can food drive. Now he's dove head first into helping YADD (youth against destructive decisions) at Scott County High School collect jars of peanut butter to be sent to the citizens of Haiti. This is a project that the school participated in last year and managed to raise 500 jars, which is a great effort! This year however, they're reaching for so much more. Their goal is 3 million jars for the 3 millions residents of this tragedy ridden country. A lofty goal for sure, but one they are not taking lightly.

My husband has emailed the likes of Oprah, Ellen Degeneres, Food Network, the Today Show and several other high profile individuals and corporations. JIF has even been contacted about helping and loved the idea and work is being done to clear it with their corporate headquarters! He managed to get a local TV station to come out to the school and interview two of the students involved in sponsoring this quest (which will air tonight at 6:00 on WLEX 18!) and with our joint efforts we've got our local newspaper, Georgetown News Graphic, doing a story on their efforts.

In order to try and bring more publicity to this event, we've started a blog, pbforhaiti. Here, you will find more details on the project and ways that you can help. Nothing is too small. Even if all you do is talk about this project on your facebook status, or tweet about it, every little thing helps! Please check out the site and spread the word. They only have until February 9th to work on this, so our time is short!! Contact info can be found on the blog for any questions you may have, or you can contact me through my contact button below my header. Thanks to all of you for your support!

1 comment:

Brooke said...

Such a wonderful project! Prayers for a successful turn out:)