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50 for 50 Day Eleven: The Liz Logelin Foundation

May 28, 2011

Thanks for keeping on coming back to this crazy birthday project of mine! I know it isn’t “normal” blogging, so let me explain, for those new to this lunacy: because I feel so fortunate and have pretty much everything I could ever need, I am asking people to get involved with charities, if they are so inspired, in honor of my 50th birthday. And in honor of caring, humanity and all that good stuff.

I am featuring a different charity every day for 50 days leading up to my birthday to give you plenty of chances to get involved. I started on May 18. I wanted to give a voice to different good works around the globe. If you ARE inspired to take action, please leave me a comment and let me know that you did. This is all I want for my birthday – to spread some love and kindness. Thank you, my dear friends.

The lovely Heather of The Extraordinary Ordinary suggested today’s organization: The Liz Logelin Foundation.

I can barely visit their website without getting all teary, because…The Liz Logelin Foundation was established to assist widows and widowers with young families who find themselves in the heartbreaking, catastrophic situation of having lost a spouse, life-partner, and parent. The Foundation’s goal is to financially assist these families as they deal with the loss of their loved ones, and struggle to move forward. The Foundation was established in 2009 by Matthew Logelin, who lost his wife Elizabeth in 2008.

Imagining trying to raise young children while grieving a spouse just makes me feel like I can’t breathe. I wish I could take lasagna and hugs to all of these good people.

Here’s the donation page. You can also get Matt’s book “Two Kisses For Maddy” over at Amazon.

Previously featured organizations:
KidSave
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Kids Vs Global Warming
Help a Mother Out
Direct Relief International
WriteGirl
Accelerated Cure for Multiple Sclerosis
Women for Women
Epic Change
Amnesty International

2 Comments
  1. May 28, 2011 21:23

    Wonderful! You are such an inspiration. I will mail you about a few organizations I support.

    • May 29, 2011 07:51

      Thanks, Asha. I look forward to hearing about them.

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