Hello from Boston! Today I am celebrating my birthday in my favorite city, Boston. A little birthday tradition of mine is to help create awareness for some amazing charities. This year, since I am in Boston I would like to give some love and attention to some incredible charities here. I can’t forget about home, so I will also be sharing three of my favorite charities in the Cayman Islands which I have had the privilege of working with for some years now.
Birthdays, tend to be days of reflection… I just want to be able to say that I have lived and know that I gave this life all I had. I have traveled and that has been grand! I am truly blessed to have met so many incredible people in this life. I look forward to more of life’s adventures and I can’t wait to meet more wonderful people along the way. I am so very thankful for my friends — they are the family we choose. My family is the best, I love them to the moon and back. Today, I find myself missing my mom and dad so much. I am thankful for the memories I have of them and the time I got to spend with them. One of the most important lessons my parents taught me was to give back and to help others whenever you can. After losing my mom to her battle with diabetes, I began working with our local diabetes association. I just wanted to help others in hope that they would not have to endure what my mother did. My mom suffered from 3 major complications from diabetes, but she fought as hard as she could. Since then I have just found myself with an urgency to help others. I can’t help but gravitate towards working with charities. I figured since I was in a position that allowed me to do so and I could dedicate my time to working with various non-profit organizations then that was what I was going to do. That is what I love most in this world, working with charities. To me, a successful life is being able to look back and know that in some way you contributed to helping make a difference in the lives of others.
My Birthday Wish this year is to help create awareness for these incredible charities. Personally, I don’t need any gifts, but for those of you who want to give me one, please just give to one of these amazing charities. Cheers! xoxo
“We are Christopher’s Haven. We are a home for kids and their families while they battle cancer. Our home is more than a place to stay, it’s a support system to help with things large and small, and a community where families can be together, share a laugh, be comforted, and comfort others. Chistopher’s Haven allows kids and families to focus their energies on beating the cancer that has attacked them all.” – Christopher’s Haven.
To learn more, visit their website Christopher’s Haven
Catches for Kids
A charity started by Danny Amendola (My favorite New England Patriot). “Established in 2010, the mission of Danny Amendola’s Catches for Kids Foundation is to improve the lives of low-income children and families in need by providing daily support, opportunities, resources and life-changing experiences.” – Catches for Kids.
I encourage you to visit their website and take 2 minutes of your time to watch the video explaining what this charity is all about. I promise, it is pretty amazing what they are doing to make a difference.
Website Danny Amendola Catches For Kids
“Best Buddies Massachusetts offers One-to-One Friendship, Integrated Employment and Leadership Development programs – positively impacting nearly 56,960 individuals with and without disabilities in Massachusetts.” Best Buddies
Website Best Buddies
In the Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands Diabetes Association
“Work towards a future without diabetes by creating awareness, providing education to our community; while improving the lives of diabetics and their families.” – Cayman Islands Diabetes Association
The Cayman Islands Humane Society
Must love animals. My “boys” Kiwi and Sparta are two rescues from the Cayman Islands Humane Society. So many loving cats and dogs in need of a home.
Website Cayman Islands Humane Society
The National Trust for the Cayman Islands
“The National Trust has been “Protecting the future of Cayman’s heritage” since its inception in 1987.
The Trust is a not-for-profit NGO created to preserve the history and biodiversity of the Cayman Islands. Through education and conservation we work to protect environmentally sensitive and historically significant sites across all three Cayman Islands.” – The National Trust
Website The National Trust
with love, xoxo