Once again, we would like to organize the Backups to do charitable work and/or make donations on behalf of Melinda for the Christmas Holiday.
Last year we compiled a scrapbook detailing all the generous work that we did in her honor, and it was one of Melinda's favorite gifts ever! We would like to do a similar project this year. Start thinking about what you might like to do . .adopt a family, help out at a senior or youth center, donate Christmas gifts for children, help at your church, donate money to a charity of your choice in the spirit of the Holiday or to the scholarship fund. There are so many unique possibilities.
The scholarship committee is meeting to discuss fresh ideas which we will post shortly for those who need additional inspiration.
And once again, Vickster (that's me!
) will oversee the compilation of the book and will be contacting members that have already expressed interest in working on this project. As we did last year, there will be a thread created here in Official Projects for members to post their stories regarding their particular charitable Christmas gift. You may also include and post a picture (Christmas themes, whatever you wish that may complement it) with your report. Please try to keep your report and picture sized so that it will fit an 8 x 11 page that goes into the album.
Here you can find examples of last year's album entries. http://www.melindasbackups.com/uploads/xmas-2007/
As always, we invite others to help make this yearly Backups tradition a success.