In honor of Misha’s birthday, I donated to a charity, which I have been meaning to do anyway since I read this news article about the R.J. Scheffel Toy Project and knew I wanted to help them out. I was going to do half/half between them and Random Acts, but when I saw how little the Toy Project had raised towards their goal, I gave them all the money I’d set aside instead. I think Misha would be fine with that.
The R.J. Scheffel Toy Project is a non-profit in the capital of my home-state of Michigan that makes and distributes over 10,000 toys a year towards disadvantaged, homeless and other children in need across the state. One of the things they do is to make Memory Boxes out of wood and donate them to Mott’s Children’s Hospital so the boys and girls there - many of whom are there for weeks at a time - can design and paint them. I will be the first to say that most of my time spent at Mott’s - and that was a pretty big percentage of my childhood - is a bad memory for me. But the Community Room? That I remember with great fondness. The Scheffel Toy Project building recently had a fire that destroyed a large portion of their work area, including many of their supplies, tools and toys that had already been made. So now they need to raise some money.
They’ve barely raised 1% of their goal, so now I’m actually learning how to do a re-postable entry here on LJ, to see if maybe the all-ruling internet can’t be used as a tool to spread the word that they need help. See the shit Misha has me doing with my time when I have make-out scenes to write!