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Good News for Reilly! Thanks To Everyone For Helping Make A Dream Come True!

Reilly Parent’s family was finally able to purchase a special van for Reilly which will now enable them to transfer him with ease in and out of the vehicle!!! Traveling will be so much easier for them!! THANKS to everyone who donated funds to the Parent family!!

The following is from reillyslift.blogspot.com

A BIG THANK YOU to the Lord and all that helped Give Reilly a Lift!!!
Because of your help Reilly now has his new wheels!

Whether you pitched in a lot or a little, it all added up to help make a dream come true!

Reilly can now ride right into his van without his parent’s having to lift him in and out of his wheelchair every time he goes somewhere.

Since last October 10th we have had 797 members join us to Give Reilly a Lift!
Thank you to every one of you that made this a reality! It would not have happened without you!

Visit their website at: http://reillyslift.blogspot.com/

It’s Time To Celebrate

Well, another super successful year for Be Kind to Humankind! Thanks in part to HappyNews.com who featured BK2HK each and every day of its celebration! A special thanks to you HappyNews!

Of course kindness and kind deeds should be focused upon each and every year, all 356 days! I cannot emphasize that enough. I wrote a book which is all about BK2HK and its history. After all, it is over 22 years old now and there is a lot to write about. But once in text it is not a huge book at all. The book will be a rather small paper back, so it will be easy to carry, pick up and read randomly whenever you are in need of a little pick-me-up emotionally. Let’s face it, we all need a pick-me-up once in awhile! I plan on having the book published and ready for purchase by next spring. If not next spring, shortly there after. I will be sure to let you know when it is available for purchase! I hope that you will enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it. It is quite a story, considering that I started BK2HK when I was a young woman of 30 and here I am 52! I virtually seemed to have spent my entire adult life promoting kindness!

It has been, and still is well worth it.

Until the next time,

Lorraine

Doctors Without Borders

Below is a letter of thanks my husband and I received from Ms. Sophie Delaunay, Executive Director, MSF-USA thanking us for our monetary donation for Doctors without Borders, who are currently helping out in Haiti. Please check this out. It is a wonderful way to help out knowing your dollars are going to help these physicians and their efforts to aid the victims in Haiti. Thank you. Lorraine

“Thanks to your support and the dedication of our staff and volunteers, MSF was able to react immediately and effectively to the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. Here are some first-hand accounts of our response to the profound medical needs of the Haitian people.”
Sophie Delaunay, Executive Director, MSF-USA

Video: Facing an “Unprecedented Challenge” in Haiti

Op-Ed: “Trying to Save Lives in Port-au-Prince”

Video: The Construction of an Inflatable Hospital

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in nearly 60 countries. New York office: 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, 10001

Photo Source: multiculturalcookingnetwork

Homeless Shelter Receives A $400 Gift Card

The Robert J. DeLonis Homeless Shelter in Washtenaw County Michigan was awarded a $400.00 store gift card from MEIJER on Jackson Road in Scio township. This is the 4th year in a row that MEIJER has been so generous and gracious by helping out the shelter. The shelter will be using this money for bedding such as sheets, blankets, and pillows. They will also purchase warm hats, gloves and winter gear for their clients. Above is a photograph taken of me (Lorraine) presenting the shelters Executive Director, Ellen R. Schulmeister with the $400.00.

Be Kind to Humankind wishes to say THANK YOU once again MEIJER, Kim Valentine and Kathy Keillor of MEIJER whom without their assistance this would not be possible!!

Meijer Comes Through Again

For the 4th year in a row Meijer of Jackson Road in Scio Township Michigan has donated a monetary gift card to The Robert J. DeLonis Homeless Shelter here in Washtenaw County Michigan. Thanks Meijer!!

If you would like to mail a donation (a blanket or twin sheet set) to the homeless shelter the address is below…Thanks!

Robert J. Delonis Shelter
312 W. Huron Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
Att: Human Resource Department

Shelli Gary and Her Family Bring Eyeglasses to Guatemala

The Gary family brought more than 1,730 pair of eyeglasses, with over 1,500 pair collected by BK2HK. What a joy it was to be involved in this. BK2HK plans on continuing the collection, so if you wish to donate any Prescription Eyeglasses/Drug Store Reading glasses/and Prescription or non-prescription sunglasses to us for next summer’s trip to Guatemala, please send them to our address below.

A very special thank you to all of those who participated in this extremely successful endeavor. We would also like to thank the following for their participation:

Saint Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church of Dexter, Michigan, Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church of Chelsea, Michigan, Saint Justin’s Roman Catholic Church of Toms River, New Jersey, Jacqueline Painter-Professor of Spanish Delaware Community College in Delaware County, Debbie Tenzer of DoOneNiceThing.com in Los Angeles, California, Desiree Aaron, Mary and Robert Gibson, Sue Daczka, David and Donna Gibson, Sherry Kouslowski, Carol Larson, Matt Amin, Amanda Hukell, Veronica Gary, Connexions Church, Most Ministries, and many, many individuals who donated one or more pair of eye glasses!

Check out the rest of the photos here.

Update 11/4/2010: Eyeglasses are no longer being collected. Thanks to everyone who has made a donation.

A Gift from a Mayan Woman in Guatemala

Thanks to all of those who participated in BK2HK’s prescription eyeglass donations for Guatemala. People such as the generous Mayan woman who gave me this purse as a gift can continue to work on such beautiful sewing projects thanks to better eyesight. The women from the villages sew many beautiful things. They sew the clothing for their families, and also sell many of their items for income. Without the eyeglasses donated to BK2HK, many (1,730) people would not be capable of continuing their trade. BK2HK will have further information along with photos of the Gary family’s trip, so stay tuned!

Thank you again and remember, BK2HK will continue this collection for next summer’s trip to Guatemala, so please save those prescription eyeglasses/sunglasses/and drug store glasses and send them out to us! Our goal for next summer will be 2,010 pair of eyeglasses for the summer of 2010! We can do it!

Update 11/4/2010: Eyeglasses are no longer being collected. Thanks to everyone who has made a donation.

Handing Out Eyeglasses In Guatemala

The Gary Family is now in Guatemala assisting in dispensing the 1,730 pair of Prescription Eyeglasses collected by Be Kind to Humankind (BK2HK) and other sources here in the U.S. Shelli Gary estimates that BK2HK collected over 1,500 pair!

BK2HK has helped to triple the amount of eyeglasses brought to Guatemala this summer. Last summer the Garys brought over an estimated 500 pair! We give much thanks to all of those who participated in helping to change people’s lives for the better in Guatemala!

Within the next two weeks we will be posting the Gary’s return trip home with a new Flickr Page of photos, their story about their trip, and a detailed list of all whom have helped to make this possible!

A Big Thank You To All Who Have Donated To The Ann Arbor Homeless Shelter

A big “thank you” and much appreciation to all of those who have donated to the Ann Arbor homeless shelter. I would also like to say that I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Below is a list (in no special order) of the growing number of people who have helped us with donations so far. A Gracious thank you to “Meijer’s Store” on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor Michigan for their super-generous donation of a $250.00 Gift Certificate to be spent on items for the homeless shelter! Special thanks to manager “Bonnie” for her efforts in making this possible! A terrific thank you to Gina D. Activity Director at University Living Assisted Living, Ann Arbor for helping out with collections for the shelter from residents, family and friends at U.L.! Thanks Gina!

A big thanks to my friend Kim A. for donating that beautiful child’s bicycle to one lucky little girl!!! Another great big thank you to my friend Kim A. for all of the great donations she and her family have given to the shelter! Thanks so much to my friend Cynthia H. from St. Josephs R.C. Church in Dexter for her generous contributions of new blankets! Much thanks and appreciation for the wonderful pillows from K-Mart courtesy of Roger L. Manager! A big thank you to my Friends from St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church/Chelsea MI.: Marie, Lana, Tish. Those from the Dexter Senior Center: Valerie, Dee, All of the member’s of the center who have given so much! The Ann Arbor Convention Bureau: Elke and those who have donated.

A big thank you Debbie L.D. from the Ypsilanti Convention Bureau and all the gal’s there who have helped to make this project possible. A big thank you to Debbie Tenzer from D1NT for posting the shelter’s wish list on her site doonenicething.com! Another big thank you to Ele K. for offering to swing by the shelter with some donations!!!

Thank you to my family and much thanks to all of those who have helped out and continue to help out, I apologize if I missed anyone but I am pretty certain I covered all. Thanks to all of your generosity, the homeless will be covered this cold winter.