Wednesday, January 26, 2011

An Artful Purpose & A Group Worth Helping

Sister Lourdes & Resident
So, I was thinking the other day....art should have a purpose besides being collectible or something cool to hang on a wall. Mine needs to benefit something greater than me! So I pulled all my fine art out of my Etsy shop and created Artful Purpose...the purpose of that shop is to donate 25% of the earnings to a charity. Of course my favorite charity is the Little Sisters of the Poor!

St Jeanne Jugan icon I painted for the Little Sisters
Did you know they have to raise $25 MILLION in less than 2 years?!?  If they don't they will have to move out of the St. Martin's Home where they serve 75 elderly poor residents.  Now if it were me, I'd be shaking in my boots but Sister Rosemary, God Bless HER, just says St. Joseph  & St. Jeanne Jugan will help us. I don't doubt they will, Sister.

Now I know I don't make enough money to donate $25 Million to them (I sure wish I did) but I try to give them what I can, when I can and I hope that through reading my blog or seeing it on Facebook or Twitter you will consider helping them out.  You know,
every dollar adds up. We can all do this together.

Please take a moment to watch Mother Loraine's talk about the campaign & the renovations which are necessary.



Please go to their website: http://www.littlesistersofthepoorbaltimore.org/ and think about helping them out. (the donation button is at the bottom right)

Remember, we Baby Boomers, one day we may find ourselves one of the elderly poor. I don't know about you, but it gives me comfort to know that the Little Sisters are around!

So please donate. However, if you cannot donate financially, donate through your prayers. I believe in the Little Sisters, your intercessory prayers & those of St. Joseph and St. Jeanne Jugan. AND I believe that God gives us miracles!

4 comments:

Marlene said...

This sounds like a wonderful cause.

art2cee2 said...

What a wonderful thing that you are doing. Little sisters of the poor are my husbands favorite charity. He sends them a check regularly. :-)

Art by JFM said...

Joann, You have your priorities in the correct order and are setting a fine example for others. I will be visiting the link that you posted...today.

Firecracker Kid said...

I saw that you opened a new shop. Bless your artful heart for doing this. I'll go browse;)
Carol

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