Friday, May 31, 2013

Love, Sullivan (2013)

As we prepare for Sullivan's 4th birthday in heaven, we are again asking you to join in and honor his memory by doing an act of kindness.

June 12th is now less than 2 weeks away!  We have 125 people in the facebook event committed to doing this with us!

Please join in, you can post here or on the facebook group about your act of kindness.

  1. Mow the neighbor's lawn
  2. Cut flowers from your garden and deliver to someone
  3. Slow down and let someone merge/pull out in traffic
  4. Play a game with your kids that you usually wouldn't (like Lucky Ducks. Most annoying game ever!)
  5. Take extras from your pantry to a food pantry.
  6. Drop off your gently used baby items at a shelter or pregnancy center.
  7. Wash your spouse's car windows
  8. Send an e-card to someone who needs cheered up
  9. Deliver a thank you card to your dentist, hair stylist, secretary, union hall, pastor, or favorite local eatery.
  10. Visit a cemetery and look for flowers that have fallen over, stand them back up at the grave.

  1. Go to a drive-thru for the purpose of paying for the person behind you (this is SUPER fun!  The most expensive I've ever had was $7, most are $3 or less).
  2. Go in a gas station and pay for the next person to get a soda.
  3. Take a magazine to a friend who is stuck at home a lot (elderly, someone with chronic illness, a new mom)
  4. Take a boquet of flowers from the grocery store and start passing them out (in the store, at a park, at the mall)
  5. Buy a starbucks gift card, go in and wait for someone to come in. Hand them the card and leave.
  6. Take cold bottled water to road crews, a construction site, etc.
  7. Bring a tray of homemade cookies to your librarians.
  8. Visit a local toy store, buy a gift card, and leave it, asking them to give it to the next person who checks out.
  9. Take scrapbook supplies to any local hospital with a NICU (they make pages for the parents and decorate the baby's beds)
  10. Stop at a children's lemonade stand and buy a cup...or ten.  :)  

  1. Stand at the gas station and when a car pulls up behind you, let them know that this tank of gas is on you.
  2. Visit a restaurant, sit and order a coffee.  When you're done, leave a $20 bill for a tip.
  3. Purchase boxes of Drumstick ice creams and go drop them off at your firestation
  4. Contribute materials to a group taking a work trip to areas affected by natural disasters.
  5. Pack a care package for a soldier
  6. While at the grocery store, pay for the person in front of you when they get ready to check out.
  7. Support teachers and schools through Donor's Choose.  In particular, schools in Joplin, Missouri are still trying to recover from the effects of the tornadoes.  Here is a link to all the schools asking for help in Joplin. 
  8. Give a flock of chickens through Heifer International ($20).
  9. Help end deaths caused by malaria.  Nothing But Nets can provide a life saving net for a family for just $10.
  10. Pay off someone's bill.  You can stop in your local electric office, water office, mechanic's shop, anywhere!  Tell them you want to pay off someone's bill!

Finally, our two favorite charities at this time of year:
Molly Bears: 
Molly Bears
They provide bears for bereaved mothers.  The bears are custom created to weigh the same as your baby weighed.  My Sullivan Ronny bear weighs 7lb, 4oz.  It is SO special!  We love to donate to Molly Bears so that other mommies can have the same comfort.  Bears cost about $45 for Molly Bears to make and ship, but you can donate ANY amount, AND they accept paypal!

March of Dimes:
March of Dimes
Most are familiar with this organization that provides support to NICU moms and funds research and programs to prevent premature birth.  While Sullivan was not NICU or premature birth, we support March of Dimes.  If we can help one family NOT have to experience what we have, it is worth it.

Thank you for your support and for helping Sullivan leave his mark on the world by doing acts of kindness in his honor!

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