Friday, October 09, 2009

I'm walking. Yes, indeed, I'm walking...

Hey Folks,
We interrupt this blog for a Public Service Announcement--of sorts. A group of dedicated workers from my office (including me--I know!) have formed a team to raise money for the United Way's HomeWalk09 by participating in a 5K walk on Saturday, November 7th.

Los Angeles is the homeless capital of the nation. More individuals and families live without a place to call home here than any other city in the nation. In this time of economic crisis, when a growing number of families are facing serious financial hardships and many are becoming homeless, it is more important than ever to focus on permanent solutions to put an end to this unacceptable situation.

To date, HomeWalk has mobilized over 8,000 walkers and raised over $1,000,000 that has gone back into the community to support local programs that will help end homelessness for men, women and children in Los Angeles County.

We want to continue the success this year. I’m committed to raising money to ensure that homeless individuals and families have access to housing that’s permanent and affordable, with other supports available that they may need, like health care, job training, and child care.

But I need your help to do it. My personal goal is $150. So far, I've raised $10--and that was from my own donation. Won't you help? Click here to view my personal page and give what you can, if you can. I know times are tough. Believe me, I know.

For more information on HomeWalk, please visit

We now return you to your regularly scheduled snarkiness and whimsy.


the slackmistress said...

That link just takes me to general donation page...?

Laurie Ann said...

Thanks! The link is fixed now.

Anne-Marie said...

I would like to donate $10 but being a foreigner it doesn't recognise my crazy English bank card. Can I paypal you $10 and you can donate on my behalf?

Also, you haven't moved or anything have you? I have written the address you gave me on this package but I wanted to make sure it wouldnt go to the Frau!