I have been advertising my recent publication of my memoirs ‘Life Actually’ by Nargis Gercke-Bhatia! The response on line and private sales to friends have been very positive, and I would like to share some wonderful news with you. Today, our first donation of $200 has been made to SHELTERBOX from all the proceeds on line at http://www.friesenpress.com/bookstore/title/119734000011052469. Please visit this site and make the purchase. It is a gratifying moment to be in a position to help children in need, especially during the holidays! “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”!
ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide. www.shelterboxcanada.org
After having met with friends at my local tennis and fitness Club in Montreal, the response was so amazing, we are nearly ready to send $200, this time to another charity, EDESIA (edesiaglobal.org), a non-profit organization, based in Rhode Island. Through innovative manufacturing, Edesia aims to reduce the alarmingly high rates of childhood malnutrition in developing countries worldwide.
I look forward to many more such days when we can all feel the joy of helping unfortunate people in the world by contributing generously! May the blessings of 2014 fill your heart with hope and joy!
A cat has seven lives they say, but Nargis has had so many that she had to write a book to record her life with nearly 600 pages. She has written this autobiography for her Quebecois and German grandchildren!
Dear NARGIS GERCKE,
Thank you for your donation of $200.00 to Edesia. Your generous gift will help us deliver nutrient-rich, ready-to-use foods, such as Plumpy'nut, to more children in danger of losing their lives all over the world.
With far too many children in our world suffering needlessly from various forms of malnutrition, your donation will make a tremendous difference. When children receive the nutrition they need, not only do they thrive, their families and communities get stronger too. Our world is changing for the better - one healthy child at a time.
Since Edesia's factory began production in March 2010, over 1.6 million children have been reached in over 36 countries. It's my hope that we will reach 2 million children by the end of 2013. With your support, there's no limit to what we can accomplish together, giving the incredible gift of life and hope.
Once again, thank you for your incredible kindness, and for taking the time to make this gift.
www.shelterboxcanada.org - We provide emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.
Thank you for the kind donation through my fund-raising page. I have just written a comment on your group page on FB for your book ‘Life Actually by Nargis Gercke-Bhatia, the proceeds of which you have donated to Shelterbox and another charity. Every little donation helps our cause and we really appreciate your assistance.
THE FOLLOWING COMMENTS FROM A SCRIPT DOCTOR Patrick Given, Los Angeles, CA
Life Actually is a delightful, well written memoir of an interesting life. The prose is easy and fluid. I would recommend it to anyone who wanted an engrossing survey of life in the late 20th century. You’ve covered a lot of ground here (or more to the point… airline miles!) and you have a great deal of first-hand knowledge of a variety of cultures. I would be hard pressed to identify anyone who has more! There is a fascinating anthropological document here in that respect alone.