Saturday, August 27, 2011

Even a Child Can Make a Difference

After watching the news with me this morning and seeing footage of the East Coast, Dylan said I wish we could help those people Mom. I told him that it's hard to help people when a natural disaster occurs because we really have no control over it. I told him that unlike earthquakes, Hurricane Irene gives a warning. We can track the progress and estimate where the hurricane will hit. This gives people some time to evacuate and get to safer ground.

What came out of his mouth next practically put me in tears. He asked what would happen to all of their food and clothes that they couldn't take with them ... what about their new backpacks for school?

Remember, Dylan is only 8 years old.

This got me to thinking and I told him we could do something. Yes, we can help the people affected by Hurricane Irene. We have a family business, Shel Cosmetics, and many of our clients live on the East Coast. He wanted to send them free makeup ... cute, but no.

Instead, we came up with this ... (below is from the Shel Cosmetics blog)

Shel Cosmetics is Helping $5 at a Time

The American Red Cross is one of the key organizations providing relief to the areas affected by Hurricane Irene and Shel Cosmetics is ready to help our customers on the East Coast.

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For every order placed this weekend (9/27 - 9/28), Shel Cosmetics will donate $5 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The goal is to donate $50, but we would love to make a $100 donation!

Thoughts and prayers go out to all of our customers on the East Coast. Natural disasters can not be avoided because Mother Nature does what she wants. However, we can be prepared, listen to warnings, and help those in need. Stay safe.

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers.  Founded in 1881, the American Red Cross has been helping people prevent, prepare, and respond to emergencies. To learn more about the American Red Cross and ways you can help please visit their website.

I am so proud of my son for thinking of this. Although we will not be sending actual makeup it was his idea that led me to the final outcome of $5 donations for every order placed this weekend.

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