on saturday i was reading this and for a few minutes i completely lost hope in humanity.

later that night, i read this blog post and remembered all the good that has been done to help people like ashley and her son.

and a lot of that help has come from people like you.

as you know, the liz logelin foundation had two major fundraising events in september, and it was during one of these events that i was able to meet ashley. it’s not often that i get to meet one of our applicants, but each and every time i’m struck with the same feelings. yes. i’ve been in her shoes, and we’ve experienced something horrifically similar, yet i found myself in disbelief that she was surviving in spite all of this.

it’s people like ashley who inspired me to start this foundation in the first place.

and i was thrilled when the board of the liz logelin foundation chose ashley as one of our grant recipients for 2010.

since the liz logelin foundation was founded in 2009, we’ve given out 65 grants to families just like ashley’s, and with your help we’ll continue to give out even more in the future.

(on a side note, a couple of minutes ago i got off the phone with one of liz’s best friends, maleeda, telling me about a man whose wife died a few days ago just minutes after giving birth to her first child).

so here’s how you can help…

last year when we were in india, maddy and her nanny, rachel sent postcards to everyone who donated to the foundation.

and this year, we’d like to do the same thing (except the postcards won’t be coming from india).

maddy and i will send a postcard to anyone who donates $15 or more to the foundation.

and for anyone who donates $40 or more, you’ll get a postcard AND you’ll be entered into a drawing to win something pretty cool (to be determined by me, and let me tell you, it’s going to be really, really awesome). i’ll randomly choose two winners from the list of people who donate $40 or more.

the cut off to get a postcard is december 7th, 2010.

you can donate via any of the following ways:

our website:


our paypal account:

or by mailing a check:

the liz logelin foundation
po box 26366
saint louis park, mn 55426

(or if you can pull if off, via your company’s matching funds program).

then send an email to:

mattandmaddy (at) gmail (dot) com

(don’t forget to replace the (at) with an @ and the (dot) with a . and join it all together)

in the subject line, please tell me how much you donated and in the body give me your address so i know where to mail your postcard/awesome gift.

as always, your donations are 100% tax deductible (tax information for the foundation can be found at the bottom of this post).

finally, please take a minute to check out the amazing sponsors and donors that helped raise over $40,000 for the liz logelin foundation during our september 2010 fundraising events.

5K Sponsors

Raymond James Financial Services, Inc
The Columns Resource Group of NMFN
State Farm Insurance Agency, Tom Holland
On Assignment, Inc.
Lindquist & Vennum
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Scott Lifson, Bernick & Lifson
Joe Senser’s Sports Grill & Bar
Momentum Design Group
Hyacinth Events
KL Upholstery
Fling Bins
Nestle PowerBar
Believe Now
Friends of Maddie
Madeline Logelin
The Robot
Deb Goodman
Grandpa Rod & Grandma Broccoli
Irresolute Air, Inc.
Rachel, Adam & Susanna Engebretson
The Creeps
Wheaties Fuel Bar

Celebration of Hope Donors

Hobo International
Simple Trends
Madison Craft Studio
Jen Muench, Silpada Designs
Lost Bird Found
Lillian’s of Chaska
Joe Senser’s Grill & Bar
Fresh Season’s Market
Joel’s Barbers
The Bibelot Shop
Diane Hagler Photography
Chianti Grill
Children’s Theatre Company
Classics by David
Kalynn Kay Photography
Oak Ridge Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Axel’s Bonfire
Champps Americana
Buffalo Tap
Doolittles Woodfire Grill
Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano
Hell’s Kitchen
Hilton Minneapolis
Michelle Tanner Photography
Marquette Hotel
uClick Photo Studios for Rent
Crowne Plaza
The Depot
Johnstone Photography
Matt Logelin
Petunia Pickle Bottom
Luna B Tee
Litzky Public Relations
Blip Toys
Meghan & Scott Holmes, Borders Books
Jason Cook Photography
Uber Baby
Just Jenn Designs
LG Everist
KL Upholstery
General Electric
Spruce Flowers & Home
Suzi Magill, Scentsy
Renae Keller Interior Design
Alison’s Cleaning
Filigree Design
Today’s Window Fashion
Mark Rose
Spark Clinic
Jodi Menning, Beau Monde Salon
Cole’s Salon
Jess Pratt, Pixie Salon
Mykal Scaletti, Salon Intrigue
Leslie Pocta, Salon Intrigue
Jennifer Silvera
Jeanette & Jennifer Kim, Blush Salon
Protective Nourishment
Moe Bodyworks
Olson & Welle PC
Jen Yoga
Barb Holm, Hair Proz Salon
Salon Lili
Deer Run Golf Club
Minnesota Timberwolves
Nystrom, Inc.
Lifetime Fitness Foundation
NBC Universal
Golden Fig Fine Foods
Darcie Gust, Tastefully Simple
Tim Hortons
One Hope Wine
KHN Solutions
Beverage Wholesalers
Lions Tap
Cru Wine Specialists
Jason & Molly Mesnick
Liane Laurion, Hyacinth Events
Walt Disney World
Anthony Robbins Companies
Hatchette Group
Fearless PR & Media
Heartbreaker Fashion
The Fig Loft
Gina Lee Photography
Punch Gut Studios
Ten Tiny Toes Designs
Gussy Sews
Mimi and Boo Crochet Originals
Shawna Pesina, Stampin’ Up
Tim Mahoney
Fladeboe Auctions
Andrea Gagnon
Andrea Myers, Repeat Products
Ann McDowell, Mary Kay Cosmetics
Anthony Downs
Anya Kitashima
aTHiana Bags
Baer Cellars Winery
Cadi Thomas
Camryn Manheim
Candee Goodman
Christine Janty
Cristi Hawk
David & Kelly Albers
David Laurion
Dawn Bendiske
Dawn Olson-Wallerus
Debbie Mirau
Erin Sheridan, Staionary Shop
First Choice Global Marketing
Hyland Software
Jackie Gulbranson
Jason Kleinprintz, MGM of Chaska, Chanhassen, Spring Park, Waconia
Jeffra Gay
Jenny Longlais
Jessica Kubel
Jill Gerard, Goo Gee Baby
Katelyn Bird
Katie Auer
Katie Jackson, Thymes
Laura Grotenhuis
Laurie Henry, Southern Living
LeAnn Dow
Lisa Snelling
Lori & Tom Jorrissen
Madeline Logelin
Marlu & David Brekke
Marylou Macaluso
Meggin Juraska
Melinda Osgood
Mike & Jo Gadient
Missy Berggren
Missy Harden
Mitzi Niblack
Kate O’Shaughnessy
Dawn and Dudley Holmes
Pat & Jenny McPartland
Rachel & Adam Engebretson
Rachel Kerns
Rachel, Jesse & Cailin Kerns
Renee & Rob Maul
Rick & Julie Gullikson
Robin Marty
Robin Moore
Rodney & Sara Shoberg
Sadie Miller
Sandra Reis
Sharon Winberg
Sonja White
Stacy & Lance McNab
Sue Schumann
Tiffany Scherer
Tom & Bev Logelin
The Dollmaker’s Kattywompus
Trish Van Pilsum

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