Want Reba McEntire's Lunchbox?
As a professional writer and a mom of three, I am thrilled with helping charities that help to teach children how to read and provide books to those in need. To me, nothing was better than having books to call my own when I was growing up. Therefore, I'm excited to tell you about NOGGIN's Get Ready To Read Auction (www.nogginauctions.com), the network's first online charity auction featuring collectible lunchboxes designed by Isaiah Washington, Rosie O'Donnell, Ray Romano, Kelly Ripa, Patricia Heaton, Reba McEntire, John Lithgow and Sarah Ferguson the Duchess of York. Other lunchboxes are cool, but these are one-of-a-kind originals!
Proceeds from the auction benefit international nonprofit First Book, which gives children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books. The auction supports NOGGIN’s “Get Ready To Read” national literacy campaign and ongoing literacy partnership with First Book to generate 1,000,000 new books for at-risk children.
IF YOU'RE IN NEW YORK IN DECEMBER --
I was one of the lucky ones who had a stable home life and books to read, but not all kids are so lucky.
Tuesday, December 5, 2006: The Pajama Program - “Champagne & Cupcakes”, a charity that provides new pajamas and books to needy children, will host a Grand Opening Party and ribbon cutting to celebrate the launch of its new Reading Center at 34 East 39th Street, Suite B. Champagne for the adults and cupcakes for the youngsters, benefit runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.! For more information, call 212.71 MY PJS or www.pajamaprogram.org. Guests are asked to bring either one new pair of pajamas or a new children's book to donate. Can't make the event, check out their site for a way to donate.
THE BETTER LIFE FOUNDATION PRESENTS 3 DOORS DOWN & FRIENDS
Proceeds from this event will benefit Hurricane Katrina victims
There are still tickets available to this event with 3 DOORS DOWN & FRIENDS at the Mobile Convention Center in Mobile, Alabama. Saturday, December 2nd at 9 p.m. For ticket information, visit www.ticketmaster.com. Sorry, I was on the road earlier. Yes, tickets and tables are still available. Rock bands Hinder and Staind will also be performing alongside 3 Doors Down at the event. Auction items include: a new Ford Truck, a $70,000+ custom motorcycle, $15,000+ custom hand-made luxury golf cart, music and sports memorabilia, and much more. Proceeds will go to charities focused on rebuilding the golf-coast region and helping family in need.
3 Doors Down lead singer Brad Arnold commented on their efforts: "This concert we're doing is just another way for us to try and give back to the area we so dearly love. Last year's event raised over $300,000 and was donated to Katrina victims along the Gulf Coast." For more information on The Better Life Foundation visit www.thebetterfoundation.org.
Have a great day!