This year and a half my friend has had some major losses in her life. Last year in November she lost her Grandmother at the age of 91 after years of being in a coma she finally passed on. Than to her and her family's shock and heartbreak she lost her beloved father on January 19, 2009 of pancreatic cancer. He had been diagnosed in December and passed on January.
Since the passing of her father things have been a struggle emotionally and financially. They are missing such a huge part of their hearts and yet they are still trying to make a go.
I would really like to ask this amazing community to help her, grant a few of her wishes. Any of these wishes can be used stuff; it does not have to be new.
Thank you for helping me make a few of her wishes come true.
1. (Her mother): YourStory 37-5000 Book Binder and Laminator.
After seeing it on TV she and her mother really want this.
2. (Her nephew): A wii remote and nunchuck
This year she is getting her own tree. But here's the problem all the ornaments is her family's ornaments so her tree is going to be a bit hare. So anything that would help her out would be cool. I think she would love anything you have to give. Even handmade ornaments would be something she would love.
She loves hallmark ornaments, she tries to buy one once a year. But she would be happy if she can have a few this year. I think she has the happy birthday Harry ornament she bought in October. I know she would love any past Harry Potter or any a Christmas story ornaments.
4. Buffy the vampire Slayer action figures.
The only Buffy or Angel action figure she has is the 12" Vampire Willow and Welcome to the Hellmouth Darla Figure. I think Willow and Darla should have some friends :P Any size and it can be used I know she would love it anyway.
5. All things Harry Potter.
She is a huge Harry Potter fan and anything Harry Potter from a scarf to a sorting hat would make her smile.
6. Weasley sweater tree ornaments.
Is it possible for someone to knit her a few Weasley sweater ornaments for her tree?
7. Hogwarts crest tree ornaments from thenoblecollection.com
This is her dream ornaments.
8. All things Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Anything and everything Buffy the vampire slayer. She is a huge fan since the fandom started and even now years after they show ended she still loves it.
9. Harry Potter action figures.
She loves Harry Potter and action figures so any Harry Potter action figures I know she would love. Points if it's a Draco Malfoy or Luna Lovegood action figure.
10. Check out her Amazon List. See if you can grant anything.
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I made a refrence to adult dvds and hentai when I posted my wish list at h_w and well they re-looked at my wishlist and saw it and removed my list. So I am at the moment waiting for my re-submitted list to go through until than here is the un-edited version of it. I added links to this link because it's my journal the new one I submitted doesn't have links except fot her amazon wishlist.
My friend has been going through a rough time with family problems. Her Dad recently had a stroke so hospital bills is preventing her from buying the things she wants. I would like to ask this community to grant a few of her wishes...
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Holiday Love: There is nothing like the kindness of a Stranger...to see the smile on their faces. So tis the season to be jolly and to spread joy please A Good Deed. Do something kind for someone.
A.) Kind Stranger - Go to a store or mall and buy a toy, dvd, book anything you like BUT DON'T GIFT WRAP IT!
After attach with tape this note:
This is a gift from our family to yours.
In a time of war and so much hate
we wanted to do something loving
and helpful for a few strangers.
We hope this will brighten up your holidays.
You and your family can keep it and enjoy the gift or
you can re-wrap it and give it away.
All we ask is that you pay
this kindness forward do something nice
for a stranger and ask him or her
to pay it forward as well.
YOUR NAME HERE
give it to a little child/teen/someone in few view of his/her parents in the mall or at your local store. Make sure you say "Happy Holidays to my family to yours." I assure you this will brighten the child and his/her parents.
B.) donation of life. Help someone Donate Blood. I will be donating blood in december. Donate and save a life.
C.) A donation to your local Toys for Tots, or a similar organization in your neighborhood. I give simple new toys every year it warms my heart knowing I put a smile on a child's face.
D.) Donate your time to your favorite charity or organization like your local The Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, Brothers & Sisters of America, Men, or women shelter, Your local food bank, food drives, clothing drives or any similar organizations in your area.
E.) If you have at least 10 inches of hair and you want to get a new look. Before you do why not donate your hair before you head to the salon and look at the Locks for Love website on how to donate your hair.
F.) Support Our Troops: Care Packages to our Troops Operation Gratitude, Any Soldier and Treats for Troops are great starts.
Asking : A friend asked if they know the international version of this type of care package website.
G.) Millions of people around the world are dying because they are lacking the money to buy one of the two basic needs Food and Water.
Do your Part to make Poverty History by joining and donating to the One Campaign or any similar organizations such as these
One Campaign, Unicef, Mercy Corps, World Vision, African Well Fund
H.) - An estimated one million people are currently living with HIV in the United States, with approximately 40,000 new infections occurring each year.
Help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS by protecting yourself use protected sex and Educating - Raising HIV/AIDS Awareness.
I.) Help find a cure or to help people living with HIV/AIDS by donating to orginations such as Until.org, physiciansforhumanrights.org, knowhivaids.org, youthaids-aldo.org, Aids Emergency Fund, American Foundation for AIDS Research, AFRICARE, Born-Free
Or if you are going shopping why not buy something RED These products a portion of the proceeds goes to finding a cure.
J.) A form of Cancer alters and changes the lives of millions of people each year. We must find a cure for the cures...
Make a donation to one of these orginazations or something similar to them
The American Cancer Society, aicr.org, , ackc.org, everyman.org , mychildmatters.org, Breast Cancer Action , www.cdc.gov
National Breast Cancer Foundation
Buy a Ribbon www.cdc.gov
Pink Ribbon Campaign
Or think Pink before you shop. Just like the RED campiagn there is the Pink Campiagn. Just look at any store there should be one product or more that proceeds go to Breast Cancer Research such as these www.cdc.gov
Think Pink before you pink Campiagn
K.) Wildlife or Domestic Animals Charities.
The American Humane Association , Alley Cats , Animal Haven Shelter , Animal Charities of America, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Actors and Others for Animals, American Veterinary Medical Foundation , American Animal Humane Society, Best Friends Animal Society, African Wildlife Foundation, Animal Sanctuary of the United States , Humane Society of the United States Wildlife Land Trust, PAWS.Org, Defenders of Wildlife or Any Animal Charity or your local Animal Shelter.
L.) Donate and Support Anything to do with the Arts or Education.
SUPPORT PBS - This is one channel that is worth supporting.
M.) A donation to any of these charities :
The American Red Cross, Network for Good, The Ronald Mcdonald House , Make a Wish Foundation , Breast Cancer Research Foundation , Rx for Child Survival, American Farmland Trust, American Forest Foundation, American Land Conservancy , Ocean Alliance, Greenpeace Fund, Coral Reef Alliance , Ocean Conservancy, National T.T.T. Society, Save the Music.
Or find a Charity that suits you Here.
On each of these websites, you can click a button to support the cause -- each click creates funding, and costs you nothing! Bookmark these sites, and click once a day!
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O.) GO GREEN : This is a campaign that everyone should spread and live. It is time we think about protecting our planet.
Use the Three R's everyday Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Use Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
Replace 3 frequently used light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. Save 300 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $60 per year. Take the Energy Star pledge
Inflate Your Tires
Keep the tires on your car adequately inflated. Check them monthly. Save 250 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $840 per year.
Change Your Air Filter
Check your car's air filter monthly. Save 800 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $130 per year.
Fill the Dishwasher
Run your dishwasher only with a full load. Save 100 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $40 per year.
Use Recycled Paper
Make sure your printer paper is 100% post consumer recycled paper. Save 5 lbs. of carbon dioxide per ream of paper.
Adjust Your Thermostat
Move your heater thermostat down two degrees in winter and up two degrees in the summer. Save 2000 lbs of carbon dioxide and $98 per year.
Check Your Waterheater
Keep your water heater thermostat no higher than 120°F. Save 550 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $30 per year.
Change the AC Filter
Clean or replace dirty air conditioner filters as recommended. Save 350 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $150 per year.
Take Shorter Showers
Showers account for 2/3 of all water heating costs. Save 350 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $99 per year.
Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
Using less water in the shower means less energy to heat the water. Save 350 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $150.
Buy Products Locally
Buy locally and reduce the amount of energy required to drive your products to your store.
Buy Energy Certificates
Help spur the renewable energy market and cut global warming pollution by buying wind certificates and green tags.
Buy Minimally Packaged Goods
Less packaging could reduce your garbage by about 10%. Save 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide and $1,000 per year.
Buy a Hybrid Car
Thinking of Buying a new car. Instead of buying a BMW Buy a Hybrid Car. It may not be a Benz but your great great grandchildren will thank you for it. There is allot of Car Makers that are going green.
The average driver could save 16,000 lbs. of CO2 and $3,750 per year driving a hybrid
Buy a Fuel Efficient Car
Getting a few extra miles per gallon makes a big difference. Save thousands of lbs. of CO2 and a lot of money per year.
Carpool When You Can
Own a big vehicle? Carpooling with friends and co-workers saves fuel. Save 790 lbs. of carbon dioxide and hundreds of dollars per year.
Don't Idle in Your Car
Idling wastes money and gas, and generates pollution and global warming causing emissions. Except when in traffic, turn your engine off if you must wait for more than 30 seconds.
Buy products with less packaging and recycle paper, plastic and glass. Save 1,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide per year.
Plant a Tree
Trees suck up carbon dioxide and make clean air for us to breathe. Save 2,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide per year.
Insulate Your Water Heater
Keep your water heater insulated could save 1,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $40 per year.
Replace Old Appliances
Inefficient appliances waste energy. Save hundreds of lbs. of carbon dioxide and hundreds of dollars per year.
Always buy appliances with the Energy Star logo.
Saves Energy which in turn saves the planet.
Weatherize Your Home
Caulk and weather strip your doorways and windows. Save 1,700 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $274 per year.
Use a Push Mower
Use your muscles instead of fossil fuels and get some exercise. Save 80 lbs of carbon dioxide per year.
Unplug Un-Used Electronics
Even when electronic devices are turned off, they use energy. Save over 1,000 lbs of carbon dioxide and $256 per year.
Put on a Sweater
Instead of turning up the heat in your home, wear more clothes Save 1,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $250 per year.
Insulate Your Home
Make sure your walls and ceilings are insulated. Save 2,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $245 per year.
Air Dry Your Clothes
Line-dry your clothes in the spring and summer instead of using the dryer. Save 700 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $75 per year.
Switch to a Tankless Water Heater
Your water will be heated as you use it rather than keeping a tank of hot water. Save 300 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $390 per year.
Switch to Double Pane Windows
Double pane windows keep more heat inside your home so you use less energy. Save 10,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $436 per year.
Buy Organic Food
The chemicals used in modern agriculture pollute the water supply, and require energy to produce.
Bring Cloth Bags to the Market
Using your own cloth bag instead of plastic or paper bags reduces waste and requires no additional energy.
Buy The Bracelet
Made from 100% scrap leather by Roots — 100% of net proceeds go the Stop Global Warming Fund.
Turn off Your Computer
Shut off your computer when not in use, and save 200 lbs of C02. Conserve energy by using your computer's "sleep mode" instead of a screensaver.
10 ways to live Greener
Tree hugger.com For ideas on green living
Here are some resources to help you go green.
The average person is responsible for emitting 94 pounds of carbon dioxide every day. It takes four trees, which act as natural air filters, to offset the carbon dioxide each person generates in a month. For each dollar donated, American Forests plants a tree. For more information and to plant trees, visit www.americanforests.org.
Lynn Romanek from Glencoe, Illinois, has organized parents at her childrens' school to turn off their cars instead of idling in the parking lot. Idling 10 minutes less per day can keep 550 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the air every year. For more information visit www.enginesoff.org.
A group that reduces junk mail and plants trees. For more information or to sign up, visit www.greendimes.com.
Stop Global Warming Tour
Learn more about Sheryl Crow and Laurie David's tour and what you can do to find solutions for global warming. Visit www.stopglobalwarming.org for more information.
Simran Sethi hosts The Green on the Sundance Channel. Visit www.sundancechannel.com/thegreen for more information.
The Green Book by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas Kostigen
Simple things you can do to save the planet. Find more at www.readthegreenbook.com.
Shopping and Cleaning
Bringing your own bag when shopping saves plastic bags. Visit www.ecobags.com.
Method offers some cleaners that are dye- and perfume-free, nontoxic, biodegradable, naturally derived and never tested on animals. For more information, visit www.methodhome.com.
Mrs. Meyers cleaning supplies
All of their cleaning supplies are made with natural essential oils, are biodegradable and phosphate-free. For more, visit www.mrsmeyers.com.
Seventh Generation products
Seventh Generation is one of the leading brands of nontoxic household products. For more information, visit www.seventhgeneration.com.
This company has been producing natural cleaning products—everything from dryer sheets to stain removers—for 50 years. Visit www.shaklee.com for more information. And order the Healthy Home Pack starter kit by calling 800-SHAKLEE.
BITS Ltd. smart power strips
Even after turning off a computer, power continues to flow to computer peripherals like printers and scanners. This power strip ($32.99) stops the energy from being wasted. For more information visit www.bitsltd.net.
Carbonfund.org and Terrapass
If your local utility company doesn't offer green power, you can reduce the environmental impact by purchasing offsets. In this system, you give money to companies like Carbonfund.org or Terrapass, which use it to develop renewable energy sources. For more on purchasing power offsets, visit www.carbonfund.org or www.terrapass.com.
Duke Energy provided energy efficiency starter kits for audience members. The kits are available to their customers in Indiana and Kentucky who qualify for in-home energy audits. For additional information visit www.duke-energy.com. Check with your local energy company for similar ways to save energy.
GE Energy Smart lightbulbs
GE Energy Smart bulbs use 70 to 75 percent less energy than incandescent lightbulbs and last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs. For example, by using a 26-watt compact fluorescent lightbulb—equivalent to a 100-watt incandescent lightbulb—users can save up to $59 on energy costs over the life of the bulb. Saving energy saves money and is better for the environment.
Nalgene water bottles
These water bottles are durable, inexpensive, can be used repeatedly and are widely recyclable. For more information visit www.nalgene-outdoor.com.
New Wave Enviro Products
Corn-resin bottle with filter ($8.99) provides pure, clean drinking water and can be reused up to 90 times, and the bottle biodegrades in just 80 days. For more information visit www.newwaveenviro.com or call 800-592-8371.
SIGG water bottles
Using a premium reusable bottle like SIGG greatly helps reduce unnecessary environmental waste caused by plastic PET water bottles. Get more information at mysigg.com.
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Find information about environmental services and events in your community, visit www.earth911.org.
or just google Go Green, Save the Planet etc...
Our current actions actions are all shifting our civilization to a sustainable future. Let's work and take action together. The time is now. The hope is you. Let's begin. GO GREEN!