Sunday, January 2, 2022


 At this time of year, the buzzwords GRATITUDE & KINDNESS  are often heard, just like welcoming music to your ears.  There are numerous heartwarming stories of people doing good in the global communities.I am wholly passionate about this heightened movement and through the lens of Thankfulness & Gratitude  I am forever seeking projects to be involved in to make this a kinder, gentler world.

I wear my passion with pride as I continue to use the nonprofit "Choose To Care"(, which I founded in 2008 with the mission of providing a brand new pair of shoes for the child or young adult in need, globally; trying to add a little extra cheer in their steps.  Here at home I have found a very ideal place to keep taking steps to reach a place where each child has the resources they need to succeed.

Donors Choose(donors, a nonprofit organization founded in 2000 by a High School Science teacher in the Bronx, New York,  empowers public school teachers from across the nation to request much needed materials for their students in need. For the month of January, Choose To Care has sponsored the following public school classrooms through Donors Choose.

  • Dancing For Fun - Teacher, Mrs. Attaryan/ 4th Grade/Shirley Avenue Elementary School,Reseda, California
  • Shoe Tying Practice - Teacher, Mr. Freyre/Prek- 2nd Grade/PS106 Parkchester, Bronx, NY

Even in these struggling times many are pushing forward to give back whatever kindness they have received; knowing that  a life of service gives joy both to the giver and the receiver.  Difficulty I have discovered means nothing when you are doing something you love.  Our sincere gratitude and appreciation today and everyday, for the way your support has impacted our mission.  We wish that this jubilant and infectious spirit for giving continues.

I am reminded of this quote by Rumi: "Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction." Choose To Care is heading on a journey to keep kindness & community going. Won't you join us? Goodwill to everyone. Let's continue to keep Mother Earth green in 2022 and beyond.
Thank you for supporting our teachers and students!

No comments: