Hi everybody. Yes, it’s Friday again. I have one cartoon for you and them I’m going to do some shameless promoting for charities. Actually, let’s do that first! If you don’t know, I’m doing a FREE HUGZZZ campaign on Sunday afternoon after my knitting group meets. What is that you ask? Well, awhile back a guy (JuanMann) held up a sign in downtown Sydney advertising for Free Hugz. This was not a pervert and he wasn’t soliciting hugz from just women – the sign was just for free hugz to anyone who wanted it. I don’t know how long it actually took before he got one but he eventually did. Then another, and another, and … You get the point. He then started to make this a regular thing and believe it or not, the city banned the free hugz. He got a petition together and eventually got 10,000 names on it! So now different people all over the world do free hugz as a regular way to lift spirits and spread good cheer.
This Sunday is also July 25th. We’ve all heard the phrase Christmas in July but I’ve never been sure what it’s all about. So this Sunday I’m going to spread my Christmas cheer by giving out free hugz. If you’re in the Vancouver area I’ll be at the main intersection in downtown (Georgia and Granville) from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Come by to get a hug or help me give them out. Bring a sign if you can. If you’re not in the area or can’t make it, remember this is about Christmas in July. Knit something and give it away – nothing big, just a little stocking stuffer. You can do your own FREE HUGZZZ wherever you are as well. Here’s a link to Juan’s site to give you the finer points on FREE HUGZZZ etiquette. Failing that you could give something to your local food bank or any other charity that you like. Food banks are always low at this time of the year as most people forget about the needy. don’t feel bad, we all tend to forget that others aren’t as fortunate as we are when the weather is as nice as it is.
If you’re unable to do any of the above, please consider making a donation to a cause my friend is doing in September. She is going to rappel down a 20 foot building to be a super hero and raise money for a local charity – Easter Seals. It’s a great cause as the money is going to help BC’s children with disabilities. She is doing the event on September 14th, so even if you can’t do it today,please try and support the cause. Thankfully, with today’s technology, you can make a donation anytime from anywhere just by clicking on this link:
Lara and I thank you in advance for your donation.
So, since our thoughts are of peace and goodwill and being way up in the sky, I think it’s fitting to leave you with another cartoon from Franklin’s book It Itches (see the post a couple of Fridays ago for full details).
Have a great weekend and hopefully I’ll see you on Sunday!