Sunday, November 16, 2008

Helping Those in Need

Christmas is coming (we knew that from my previous, panicked post, didn't we?)

Books are always a great gift and now you can purchase a Christmas gift and help a family in need at the same time. Margot Davidson, of Hillside Education, has begun a new "help corner" -- an online "bake" (read: "book"!) sale designed to raise funds to help those in need:

This month, (from now until Christmas) the proceeds go to help the Quigley family in Lancaster, PA who have 2 children recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (see picture above). Because of a mistake in processing their claim and bureaucratic red tape to correct the problem, the insurance company will not be covering the insulin needed by the children for at least a month. The family is unable to cover the cost of the insulin, yet it is essential to keeping the children alive.

Please consider purchasing an item from this page, perhaps as a Christmas gift, and help this family in need. Items will be added daily, so keep checking back. You may also simply make a donation. If you'd like to donate something to the sale, we'd welcome your contributions. Please contact us at

Read more here at Hillside.

And, if you'd like to buy something directly from the Quigley family's home business, go here to purchase one of Michele's terrific planners for 2009.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up on this, Karen. I love Hillside anyway, so it is a double pleasure to order from them.