Dolls are not the only things I care about.
I know ALL of you understand that.
We are more than doll collectors.
We, unlike our plastic counter parts, are human.
Thinking, feeling, moving, and shaking human beings.
I was raised in Ohio and our family was below the poverty line.
Many of my memories lay scattered along the banks of the Ohio River.
In recent years, Ohio, (and many other places) have become extremely impoverished.
My mom did everything she could with my grandma to raise my brother and I right.
Because of two exceptional women we were raised above our "poverty".
When you ask of my memorable moments, family is at the center of SO much of those memories.
That is why I am donating to the following cause...
When we barely had food to eat, and welfare was just keeping us afloat it was a time to celebrate during holidays like thanksgiving.
We ate and enjoyed the company of one another with a grateful heart.
I doubt I'm the only one who wishes the strong family bonding of a holiday gone right could last all year.
In closing, what I am trying to say is that when you have very little, or sometimes nothing, it is the strong bonding of family that gets you through and allows you to rise above circumstance.
I'm not perfect, but statistically, I should be on welfare, with 1 or more kids, strung out on drugs.
Sadly, I know this to have been the fate of other kids, in my same situation that were my friends and schoolmates.
Instead, I sit back taking stock of my life thus far, and am thankful that I had a family to bond with even through the toughest times.
It is amazing what family can do for one's perspective, even in just a Thanksgiving dinner with one another.
Even if you can only give a dollar, that is one dollar closer to the goal.
Thank you for reading this.
Sending love to each of you...
-Cat of A Doll Affinity