What is the point of doing a blog if I can't take advantage of a little bit of promotion on behalf of social justice. What follows is an email from Peter O'Neil regarding a chance to make a difference in Guatemala.
Sent on behalf of Peter O’Neil.
My daughter, Gemma, has been accepted for a program where she volunteers all year in Seattle and then spends two weeks in Guatemala working with people to build schools, plant coffee, plant trees on reforestation projects and other worthwhile projects. She is trying to raise money for the projects by selling wreaths ($22), garlands (75 feet long -- $62) and coffee ($12/12 ozs). The cool thing about the coffee is that the local farmers get one-half of the money which is extremely rare and the profits are then used to do projects. You may choose French Roast, Dark or Espresso (whole bean or ground).
Every person at my office has contributed and purchased at least one of these items. (I am the only person at my office.)
Since I can’t help her in other ways, I am returning to pester you with feelings of guilt and hopefulness. If you would like to order, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The wreaths and garlands need to be ordered by November 16th and will be delivered to your office on November 24th. Gemma can provide pictures of the wreath and garlands if you would like to see them.
If you like the coffee, she can sell it all year long which will continue to help the local farmers.
(Global Visionaries Project Fund)
As the Dean of the Amateur Law Professor is a Christmas Spirit kinda guy, I will be purchasing the wreath.