a monthly, sometimes weekly journal of my journey as the beadgirl - shopkeeper of the bead gallery, honolulu.
Monday, September 14, 2009
help hawaii's keiki!
I LOVE TO READ! read and bead. that's my ideal job: a used bookstore/bead store. i'd be in heaven.. i'd be too busy to even help customers!!
Anyhoo, there is a book contest that awards 50,000 books to the state with the most votes. (Sort of like how you can vote for your favorite singer on American Idol.) The latest tally places Hawaii in 3rd place, and I KNOW OUR VOTE COUNTS, CAUSE WE'VE MOVED FROM 7TH PLACE TO 3RD IN THE LAST WEEK, YAY!! The contest ends on the 30th of this month so we have some time left to catapult Hawaii into 1st place! That'd be so awesome- can you imagine what 50,000 books look like??
The voting process is easy too. All you have to do is visit the website (http://booksforkids.firstbook.org/whatbook/about.php) AND VOTE ONCE A DAY till the end of this month. When on the website, you just have to choose ‘Hawaii’ in the required text field, and click the ‘Submit’ button to vote. (You don’t have to fill in the other text fields.)
If you are interested in this worthy cause please go and vote. Spread the word also to everyone you know whom you feel will love to give a vote of confidence for our keiki. (Go Hawaii!)
Let us help to empower them as they open up to the possibilities of what they can create in this journey called life. btw, (I stole the last two sentences from my meditation teacher, i love how it sounds. thanks stephen!)