Archive - 2008
Family members worry about and rescuers try to find victims buried in the rubble following the attacks of 9/11 and subsequent collapse of the World Trade Center towers.
The depiction of the anguish of the families of the missing first responders was remarkable and brought Lisa to tears. Somehow I didn't care for Nicholas Cage's performance. I give it 3 out of 5.
Last night Finn was lobbying for a bath. To bolster his case, he claimed that both his arm pits and his leg pits were stinking.
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Jonathan is contemplating the fact that there are only two episodes of The Wire remaining.
In addition to giving at church, each month we set aside some money for miscellaneous charitable giving. In the past, we've used this money to help support a missionary friend, for disaster relief, etc. Now that our missionary-friend is back stateside, this year we've decided to sit down together as a family each month to decide together where to donate the money.
To say that the boys are interested in video games is quite the understatement. Therefore, when I came across the Child's Play charity, it struck to me that they'd be able to relate to this. From the web site:
Since 2003, we've set up and organized Child's Play, a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 40 hospitals worldwide. In four short years, you as a community have answered the call and come together to raise millions of dollars.
Through the web site you choose a charitable institution (we chose the Children's Hospital of Michigan) and then it takes you to an Amazon wishlist for the organization. We bought an X-box and Madden 2008 and had it sent to the hospital. We hope the kids understand what our family has done and that some sick kids will have a hospital stay that is quite as bad as it would have been because of what we've given.
Another site of interest is the Charity Navigator. It's a place where you can do some homework about a charity ahead of time. Unfortunately, the few that I've searched for so far did not have any info there.