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December 26, 2011

Sisterhood of the Traveling Basket

As many of you know, I’m a member of the Real Farmwives of America, a group or “sisterhood” of 20 farm women from across the nation. This holiday season we teamed up with Longaberger to do some charitable deeds. We are taking the concept from the movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and putting a farm wife twist on it.

Longaberger donated a medium sized  chore basket to the Real Farmwives of America to travel across the country to be used for whatever charitable endeavor we have chosen on an individual basis. Once the deed is complete, the basket is passed on to the next farmwife to do the same.

The journey of the traveling Longaberger basket began in Ohio with Jane from Going Jane, moved on to Indiana to Amy from a latte’ with Ott, A. and on to North Dakota to Val of Wag n’Tales and now on the final leg of its journey it ends here, in California with me.

With so many near and dear to my heart stricken with cancer over the past year, I chose to go in the direction of a toy drive to benefit a children’s hospital.

By sending out an email to my local Mother's Club online forum, asking for donations of new, unwrapped toys, the response I received was truly amazing.  I was able to collect and also purchase close to 100 toys from a generous community of Moms, friends and family and shopping at one of Kohl's fantastic pre-Christmas sales filled in any gap.

The back of my SUV was loaded and ready to be delivered.

My destination, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

I met Jennifer Belke {on left}, from UCSF, out in front of the hospital's main entrance and preceded to fill one of the toy donation boxes they had available.

I hope your Christmas holiday was a wonderful one and a Big Thanks to Longaberger for sponsoring this basket for a cause that's so near and dear to us Real Farmwives of America & Friends.  Be sure to check out Longaberger on facebook.

In January we will auction the Longaberger basket off on E-Bay and donate the proceeds from the basket to the Melanoma Cancer Research Center in honor of fellow Farmwife Leontien who is currently battling Melanoma. So be sure to The Real Farmwives on Facebook to keep updated.

Here is some information iff you would like to contribute to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital yourself.

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