What is it about September? It seems to be the month of causes. If you know me at all, or even if you just blog stalk me, chances are I'll be hitting you up for something this month. But at least I won't be selling you wrapping paper or frozen cookie dough. Here's a sampling:
- Race for the Cure, or Race for the Congolese Women? I'd like to suggest the latter. The Cure is an excellent cause; the Congolese, well, I think your money will have a greater impact there. And Lisa Shannon's passion is infectious, please catch the fever.
- It's my birthday, and you'll give money to Cafe au Play if I want you to. September 11 is my birthday. Instead of mourning the connection with a national tragedy, or sending me the gigantic bouquets of dahlias and orchids (and almond toffee! naturally) you have on recurring order for me, please give $50, $100, $10,000 (you know, comfort levels) to Cafe au Play and we'll have a nice little child- and parent-friendly coffee shop all fixed up -- 56th and SE Division -- for you before it even stops raining this winter.
- The little children's play structure at my beloved Kenilworth Park has been demolished, and Portland Parks has no money to replace it. I'll be leading a committee to fix that somehow...
- Every pregnant mama deserves something beautiful. I'm starting a campaign for blessing way blankets. Please join me, one pregnant mama at a time you know...
- September 30 is Quilt Pink day (make a quilt square, win fabulous prizes, raise money), and a neighborhood quilt shop is participating!. More dear to my heart than a cure for breast cancer: spreading quilting amongst we youngish women. Won't you quilt along with me?