CLOSE TO MY HEART
The friendships I developed as a camp counselor at a residential summer camp for the physically and intellectually disabled, as well as those founded during my clinical pastoral education at a state psychiatric hospital, opened my life to the living of the Gospel in unexpected ways for which I am deeply thankful. In gratitude for the gifts of these friendships, I am asking you to join me. Please consider sponsoring this Novembeard, one day at a time.
HOW IT WORKS: YOUR PART
Sign up now, indicating the per day amount with which you are willing to sponsor the beard. For example, a per day commitment of $1 turns into an end of month gift of $30, if I manage to keep the beard. Or a donation of 25 cents per day becomes an end-of-month gift of $7.50 - again, assuming the beard lasts the 30 days (they DO get itchy). At the end of the month, I will send you a short note with how we fared and what your total donation is. Then you write a check. It's that easy.
HOW IT WORKS: MY PART
By 'keep the beard,' I pledge to keep a clean neckline and upper cheek line, but not to trim the length of the beard in any way. I will post weekly photos on my blog, http://www.thepatienceoftrees.blogspot.com, to mark my progress. Whenever people ask about the beard, I will tell them about the work of L'Arche and your role as a supporter of this project.
Thank you, friends!