Where I fit in the box of crayons....

Do you ever get that feeling like there's more out there? That's the feeling that brought me to beyond borders. The global community is growing, and I have not yet become a part of it. I want to be a contributing citizen to the global community through participation and action. Over the years, I have developed an appreciation for diversity and difference, and look for other ways that people are doing things. There’s a whole world out there beyond our North American perspective that has the potential to change the way I see things, and to change my life. Gahndi said, "Be the change you want to see in the world." I think we should not only find the change within ourselves, but also take part in the change we want to see in the world. I hope that Beyond Borders will offer a medium in which I can be the change I want to see in the world, and also take part in that change.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Christmas Fundraising

We are 37 sleeps till Christmas... 2 weeks till the end of term! There certainly is a lot to do.

As the term comes to a close, the COOKIE business is heating up. Tina and I are up to our elbows in flour and icing sugar! So far we have 75 dozen cookies ordered. We have already delivered over 30 doz... more than 360 COOKIES!!!!!
(nearly one for every day of the year!)

I am loving being in the cookie business. not only are we bringing in alot of money for Beyond Borders, there is something touching about the smile that envelopes a person's face when you deliver cookies. AND their enjoyment in EATING cookies, is second to none!!!

We are slowly climbing towards our goal. The more orders that come through, the better. we are hoping that people order earlier rather than later so that we can effectively manage our time. something tells me I'm not gonna want to SEE a Christmas cookie this year when all is said and done.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Cookies with a Cause

Hello Friends and Family, co workers and supporters,

We (the dynamic duo, Tina and Denise) are raising money to participate in Beyond Borders, a program we are doing with St Jerome’s University, and the University of Waterloo.

The Beyond Borders program is an educational and inspirational experience that is geared towards enhancing a student’s undergraduate experience, while encouraging global awareness. It will provide us with the opportunity to apply our educational experience while participating as members of the global community. We are interested in putting our education to work for a more just and peaceable world.

Beyond Borders participants are expected to raise funds to subsidize travel and lodging expenses while overseas. We are aiming to raise $5000. In order to achieve this goal, we have created “Cookies with a Cause” – delicious cookies for generous donations! All of our cookies are homemade and hand decorated. You can choose from gingerbread, sugar cookies, chocolate chip, chocolate dipped shortbread, or lemon shortbread. We will deliver the cookies anywhere in the GTA or Kitchener/Waterloo area. Please see the attached order form to place your order.

Thank you so much for your help and support in this endeavor! We encourage you to pass this along to anyone who enjoys cookies, or causes!