I love handmade products and I adore them even more when by purchasing them, I’m helping others. That’s exactly how SIMBI works. They bring clean water and sustainable jobs to Haiti that improve the lives of women and their families there.
Created by two women, one who was born and raised in Haiti and the other an American who married a Haitian, they’re working to change the way the world sees Haiti and to replace some of the negative news with some positive changes. That’s something I’m proud to help support.
Duck Tape makes the cutest duct tape around. I can never walk through our hardware store (or Target, for that matter — this tape is everywhere!) without stopping to look at the newest designs. Chevron, animal prints, you name it and they print it.
June is Scleroderma Awareness Month. Don’t know what Scleroderma is? You’re not alone. It’s an autoimmune disease that affects thousands of people.
Some people have a vague notion about what Scleroderma is, because “sclero” means “hard” and of course “derma” means “skin” at that’s been the most prevalent description of it in the media.
School gets out in a couple of weeks, which means most households will be scurrying to find new activities to fill up all the kids’ newly established free time. Some families in Washington, however, have an even bigger worry — how to feed their kids. Nearly one-quarter of Washington children are food insecure, which means they don’t know how their next meal will be provided. Government-funded breakfasts and lunches are fed to these children at school, but when the school year ends so do those regular meals.
Cancer. It’s a scary word, and it seems like everyone has been touched by it — either personally, or through a family member or friend. For me, both my best friend and my brother-in-law have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the past ten years, meaning they both had to have their thyroids removed and undergo radiation treatment and other therapies to maintain remission. Luckily they are both healthy and happy right now.
Meet Major William Saint. He’s the 62 Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Civil Support Team commander of the Louisiana National Guard.