Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Gifts with a Conscience

Last night I went to the Gifts With a Conscience store with a group of sustainers from my National Charity League group. (Pictured above is Carrye who organized the event.) Gifts With a Conscience is located on 33rd St. and Indian School Road. They have a lot of wonderful items and a portion of their proceeds go to help women and children's charities. I recommend going there to get some of your Christmas shopping done!
I bought a several baskets from The Blessing Basket Project - http://www.blessingbasket.org/ - these baskets are made by women from all over the world and they are paid directly and at least 2.5 times the fair trade value for their work. This helps to lift them out of poverty. I bought two baskets from Ghana and a purse made in Madagascar. We watched a great video on the project.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Phoenix 10K

I ran/walked the 5K portion of the Phoenix 10K race on Sunday. A group of coworkers walked it with me and two (Heidi and Jose) were tough and ran the entire race. I admire them for being able to do that... maybe someday I will get up enough energy to try it.
Pictured above are me with Cynthia and her friend Brian (who I think looks like Hugh Jackman) - he sent us these pictures.