The Bloggess, Jenny Lawson, inspires by donating to children in need

In lieu of PET BLOGGER SUPPORT SATURDAY, we share a very special story with you, our social media family about the power of giving and random acts of kindness during the holidays.

Jenny's new kitten named...Bob Barker! He has a bajillion little toes.

Our pet loving buddy (OK, I don’t know what to call Jenny…how about a “Writer we love!”), Jenny Lawson staged an impromptu mobilization of the social media minions by donating the proceeds she received from selling her groovy Christmas cards which amounted to $600.00.  She offered the proceeds as gift cards to the first 20 people commenting on her blog, letting her know of their need.    Well, there were 21 requests and a blog reader offered to give that person a gift card, and the requests kept coming, and more readers stepped up.

Jenny stepped up in a major way as her act of kindness steam rolled into yet another full time job.  Now she was keeping a fast growing list of card requests and donors, reaching into the hundreds.  More heart wrenching requests came in.  More people stepped up.  People offered to help with bills, donate gently used toys, bikes and clothing or donate via pay pal.

Some people offered blessings, thanking Jenny for restoring their faith in humanity.

Most people said they were in tears as they read the requests that were coming in countered by all of the great readers stepping up to the plate donating what they can to assure children that Santa Claus exists even in the worst of economic times or in the face of  family hardship.

Kudos to Jenny Lawson and all of those who gave what they could to someone they didn’t know to save Christmas for many children.

If you are in need or interested in donating, Jenny is keeping the list active on The Bloggess until Monday December 20.

****Updated**** We offered  Jenny help for any animals in need as well.  Jenny sent us the name of an individual we are working with now to potentially get some needy kitties some help.  We will keep you in the loop.

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Posted by on Dec 18 2010. Filed under Act of Kindness, Animal Reality, Are You Like Us?, Random stuff not really pet related, Smiles. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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