One of my favorite movie moments is when they all raise that barn in Witness. You know what I’m talking about – the local men, led by Alexander Godunov are all doubting Harrison Ford and his carpenter skills but then he turns out to be a stud among studs and then Kelly McGillis pours him his lemonade first causing a HUGE scandal to erupt among the silent lunch goers. It’s an uproar only the Amish could pull off – all raised eyebrows and whispers. Shudder! And the music – oh my god the MUSIC! I had an aerobics teacher who used it for her wedding march and also for the cool down at the end of class. I love that music.
Anyway – LET’S RAISE A BARN! I’m determined and you all know when I’m determined it GETS DONE! Only usually I’m doing things on my own (delegate is a bad word in my vocabulary honestly) and now I NEED YOU!!!
I’ve decided on $3600 as my fundraising goal for the SPIN OUT Heifer International Registry. Why $3600? Well, it’s my thirty-sixth year and also it’s Double Chai. Each letter of the Hebrew alphabet is assigned a number and the word for LIFE equals 18. So 18 is a hugely significant number in Judaism, as well as it’s multiples. I remember, growing up, my dad would always write checks – to Bar Mitzvahs or Weddings – and always add change on the end in multiples of 18. Or write a check for $216. You get the idea. So $3600. And look at that – we’re already almost HALF WAY THERE!
All it takes is $10.00!!! Get yourself some chicks. Or a pig’s tail. Or a sheep’s fleece. Or a cute rabbit nose. You’ll be helping out a GREAT CAUSE. And don’t forget – for every $10 you spend, YOU’LL GET A CHANCE TO WIN! I’m adding new prizes to the PRIZE PATROL right now. We’ve got new prizes from Mama-E over at C*EYE*BER Fibers, Marie at Brooklyn Handspun, Chris at Woolybuns and Marie in Florida added some sock yarn to the mix. Head on over to see all the prizes!
WHEN YOU DONATE TO HEIFER THROUGH THE REGISTRY (and I know you will 😉 ), PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org STATING HOW MUCH YOU GAVE. Otherwise, you’ll be put in the raffle pot ONCE, regardless of how much you donated. Don’t forget, for every $10 donated, you get entered (so $50 gets you 5 entries.)
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING THIS CAUSE! I SO APPRECIATE IT!