Sunday, October 18, 2009


"You can become the star of the hour
If you make the minutes count."

CHOOSE TO CARE celebrated the BIG 2,it's second birthday in September, and although it is a little late we wanted to wish them well. BIRTHING was not easy. It took some time to establish our existence, our purpose and to convince our donors that we are a worthwhile organization.

Now we have made it to the toddler stage that many say is the difficult period. We did not have a birthday bash, although we are extremely happy about our accomplishments and future prospects. We will continue to make connections with people and hold them dear to our heart because CHOOSE TO CARE was never only about fundraising. We love getting together with the members of the Women's Club, telling stories of the traveling shoes and the distant they went to land on the young child's feet. As we try to make a difference in their world we hope you will continue to be engaged with our projects.

We have began to plan our next celebration, a date has not been set but this fete will take on a different tone. CHOOSE TO CARE will celebrate you, it will be a day for stepping out in style, a day to honor our connection.
Living With Gratitude!
Peace And Love!


"Giving is to serve a portion for oneself"
Zulu:South Africa

CHOOSE TO CARE has made connection with the Active Compassion Transforms(ACT)Organization, which inspires and empowers a group of South African students to live successful and productive lives. It was by chance that we came upon this amazing organization. This happened when we were trying to fundraise on the street, enticing the passersby to buy from JAMBA JUICE who committed to give us 20% of the sales made on the specific date dedicated to the CHOOSE TO CARE Organization. We met one of the members of ACT. Since then I have been in communication with Erika Lee the Executive Director and I am excited to work with her.

The ACT organization has been mentoring children who attend the HOPE school and live in the Cape Flats of South Africa. It is remarkable the accomplishment this organization has met since its farly young existence.(A little over a year) ACT has entered into an ambitious plan to bring 14 of the children to New York City this winter. Of course CHOOSE TO CARE will provide winter shoes for each child. But so much more is needed, visit the web site and read all about this wonderful endeavor and give a helping hand if you can. Stay tune also for the anticipated adventure the children will have. This trip will certainly have an impact on their young lives.

Stay Well!