Here are two stories about "giving" that we're collecting from readers and publishing this week. To find out more or submit your own >> click here.
I am a recent member of the Sausalito Woman's Club, a nearly century-old organization in the little maritime village across the Golden Gate Bridge in the San Francisco Bay Area. Last month the members, spouses, and friends put on the third "Revue" to raise money for educational scholarships dispensed (for 50 year, now) to graduating seniors, and "mature and returning students" in our town of 7200 souls...
This year, of course, our production budget for Revue2Vegas, a "musical extravaganza," was tight-to-non-existent. The various acts simply figured out a way to costume themselves on at their own expense...kind of a potluck approach to making the show glitter like an old-time showgirl!
The tickets were priced at $25; there was an open bar; and people were advised to bring their own "picnic" to enjoy before the curtain went up.
We performed two nights in October and netted $10,000 of the $50,000 a year the Club of 300 women provides local students.
As someone wrote in an email this week when the news came out that we'd made more for the scholarship fund than the previous year:
"I'm just MOVED by the effort of so many to go to so much trouble (and time) for the scholarship fund, something where there's nothing in it personally for anyone except the feeling of being in service to a worthy cause. Sausalito is heaven on earth. I've been thinking this for many years and it's TRUE."
What is also true is: giving is the best gift ever!
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