Are you familiar with the Children's Miracle Network? I was not, until I read DS's post here at Third-Story Window, she told me about how both JoAnn at Lakeside Musing and Sandy at You've GOTTA Read This! presented this adorable, charitable Easter basket to any of their readers who wished to participate. I, too, wanted to help because anything having to do with children and their health is important, I know I am not alone in that.
Founded in 1983 the Children's Miracle Network raises funds for more than 170 children's hospitals. The following information is from their website, and explains their mission much better than I could:
Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals. Countless individuals, organizations and media partners unite with Children’s Miracle Network hospitals to help sick and injured kids in local communities. Donations to Children’s Miracle Network create miracles by funding medical care, research and education that saves and improves the lives of 17 million children each year.
Every child deserves the hope and healing of children’s hospitals. With the help of a Children’s Miracle Network hospital in their community, children of all ages and backgrounds can receive treatment for every imaginable disease and injury—from asthma and broken bones to cancer and heart defects. Children’s hospitals are also on the front lines of research, education and outreach programs that keep millions of kids out of the hospital each year.
This particular "hop" is sponsored by Hershey's and it works as follows:
Hershey’s is donating $10 per each blog participating in the Better Basket Blog Hop for Children’s Miracle Network up to a total of $5,000.
Copy and paste these rules to your blog post.
Create a blog post giving a virtual Easter Basket to another blogger – you can give as many Virtual Baskets as you want.
Link back to person who gave you an Easter Basket.
Let each person you are giving a Virtual Easter Basket know you have given them a Basket.
Leave your link at BetterBasket.info/BlogHop comment section. You can also find the official rules of this better basket blog hop, and more information about Better Basket with Hershey’s there.
Hershey’s is donating $10 per each blog participating to the Better Basket Blog Hop to Children’s Miracle Network (up to total of $5,000 by blog posts written by April 4th, 2010).
Please note that only one blog post by each blog url will count towards the donation.
I offer this basket to anyone who wishes to take it. Hop on over to Better Basket and play Easter Bunny for some most deserving children. For they are what this is all about.