Finding The Write Words with Darlene Fredette

Finding The Write Words with Darlene Fredette
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Feel Good Kind-of Day

Today, we dropped of two donations on behalf from my magazine for a wonderful event taking place at the end of this month.

Hope for Wildlife is a charitable wildlife rehabilitation and education organization located in Nova Scotia. They rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured and orphaned wild animals.

I am a big supporter of Hope for Wildlife and I wanted contribute to their Open House this year. I contacted their administration and asked if they'd be interested in the magazine's Romance in a Basket for their silent auction. They were, so I put together not one, but two, romantic themed baskets.

 

The two baskets are filled with books, author swag of promo cards and book marks, candles, chocolates, and much more.

When we dropped off the baskets at their administration office, we were thrilled to meet and chat with Hope herself! She is a wonderful lady, and I admire her for the work she does.

I felt slightly embarrassed as I spoke about the baskets and the magazine through winded breaths. The hill we climbed to get to the office was steep, and I'm not out of shape, but I've been suffering with a lot of lower back pain lately which made the climb a bit difficult. I apologized for taking a pause in speaking. Hope and her administrator, Michelle, where gracious and understanding.

I finally got my breaths under control to continue a normal conversation. They were thrilled with the donations and loved the baskets. Hope offered me a table at their Open House to promote the magazine and Romance in a Baskets. I was surprised and delighted by her offer! I would love to be a part of this wonderful event, but I just don't think I can prepare in only a week and a half. Hope did extend the invitation to next year as well, which I will definitely plan for.

My daughter got her photo taken with Hope, and Hope suggested Christine become a volunteer either on her own or through school. Christine would have loved to volunteer through the co-op at school, but with her senior year courses already set, she's pondering the thought of volunteering on her own.

Donating the baskets to Hope for Wildlife made me feel good. I'm helping support the rehabilitation of wildlife in my area. I've seen what they do and it's amazing.

We're planning another visit in the Fall, where we've been invited to get an inside look of Hope for Wildlife, which will be featured in the magazine.

Be sure to check your local TV stations to see if Hope for Wildlife is broadcasted. I highly recommend you watch this show.