Thursday, December 13, 2012

Strong Branches Make Strong Girls

Day 314
Sometimes people need help.  Other times they need help getting the word out.

That’s what I’m doing today.  Consider this a call to action.  Girl style.  

Remember Kasey?  My new friend who introduced me to World Kindness Day?  She’s collecting gifts this holiday season to give to girls aged 7-12 from The Women’s

The Women's Connection located in Price Hill helps support women and girls in the Cincinnati community “find the strength, pride and hope they need to overcome life’s many challenges.”  Building strong girls?  Sign me up.  

As part of her yearlong kindness project (that I’ve been lucky enough to join the fun), Kasey is collecting items girls might like for the holidays. For a momma of three boys, the idea of picking out fun hair ribbons and nail polish is like Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza rolled into one.

Requested items include (but are not limited to):  
  • hair ties
  • headbands
  • lipgloss
  • make-up
  • stuffed animals
  • decorated socks and gloves
  • scarves
  • hats
  • funky jewelry
  • nail polish

If you drop items in my mailbox before December 18th, I’ll get them to Kasey.  She’s going to wrap and deliver the items before the holidays. 

If you don’t live in Cincinnati, drop your items in the nearest Toys for Tots donation bucket or leave on the doorstep of your local Boys and Girls Club with an anonymous note.  Then stop back and comment where you live and what you dropped. 

Kasey’s calling her project The Community Giving Tree.  Let’s see how far our giving tree’s branches reach.      


  1. thanks so much Ashley!!

    After looking through what we have so far for Kasey's Community Giving Tree, we have plenty of lip gloss/chap stick, and nail polish.
    So suggestions:
    -mittens, gloves, scarves, hats
    -fun jewelry
    -fun school supply stuff
    -fun hair accessories

    Thanks for all your help!

  2. We appreciate all of everyone's help in growing these strong branches of community support!
    Kasey and Meghan

  3. THIS IS SOOO FANTASTIC!!! What a wonderful post! Thank you for all the great consideration and efforts toward this project! :) Lora Y.

  4. Hello All!!
    Thanks for all the help in making this a huge success! Here is a link to blog post from the Women's Connection written by Girl's Journey Program Leader Lora Younger about the fantastic afternoon:

  5. Sounds like a fun party! Thanks, Meghan, for passing along the link!