Helping Clara Kirk help others

Dear friends and family,

This is the first time I have taken on a challenge like this one, but let me tell you, this is a challenge I am happy to take on.

I have committed to helping Clara Kirk, founder of Clara’s House and Clara’s Place in Chicago’s destitute Englewood neighborhood. She is the tiny 72-year-old woman you may have seen on the local news in October asking for help to turn the heat back on at her two shelters where dozens of abused and homeless children and their mothers have found refuge.

Though an anonymous donor has since come forward to pay the gas bill, she is still in need of funds to buy everything from toothpaste to bedding, towels, clothing. You name it, she said, anything that you have in your own house is what she needs.

On our worst day, these women and children have it much worse.

If you are reading this blog on your lap top or iPhone, you already know you have it way better than these poor children and women that Clara has dedicated her entire life to helping.

Do please help me to reach my goal of $500 by Dec. 21.

Link below. Until next time …..

http://www.stayclassy.org/fundraise?fcid=285059&fb_action_ids=10201680702593097&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%2210201680702593097%22%3A170553579818167%7D&action_type_map=%7B%2210201680702593097%22%3A%22og.likes%22%7D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

Please share in the true Chicago story of Clara’s heart

Hi friends and family,

Please click on the link below. I am sharing this story again because I will soon be raising money for Clara’s House and Clara’s Place. Although I already have made a financial donation myself, I know it is not enough.  And on that point It has come to me that if I don’t try to help Clara Kirk a little further in her efforts, who will.

So please find it in your heart, if not to donate at least to read and share her story with your friends.

You just never know who may be in the position to help so many abused, homeless children and women.

http://www.chicagonow.com/bittersweet/2013/11/a-heart-like-claras/

Until next time…..

 

Clara’s Heart

Hi friends and family,

I was touched by the stories of Mrs. Clara Kirk and her efforts to help abused and homeless women and children in the Englewood community. She needs more help then I could ever give, but I figure if God put it on my heart to write about her then maybe I can reach those who can help her further!

Please visit Bittersweet.

http://www.chicagonow.com/bittersweet/2013/11/a-heart-like-claras/

Until Next time…..