Wordless Wednesday: The Giving Basket

September 6, 2011 9 Comments TAGS: Uncategorized

Right now, I am working the Ford of assembly lines. You see, I am co-chairing an event next week, called Choices, that gathers 800 women strong. It’s an evening where 800 Montreal women assemble in one room, to be together, to talk, to eat, and to listen to an inspirational woman speak about her life Choices, and how those choices have impacted who she is today.

Last year we were blessed with the trailblazing Marlee Matlin. This year will be just as fabulous.

But back to assembly lines… Instead of flower centerpieces that look very beautiful, but can be wasteful at the end of the evening, we are creating “The Giving Basket.” On the center of each table, will be a beautiful basket filled with products ready to be donated to families in need. What a brilliant concept.

So today I work proudly to assemble the most beautiful centerpieces ever. I thank the donors and ‘givers’ who helped make our “Giving Basket” so special and plentiful. And I thank all the volunteers who came out today, and helped make a difference. Sometimes giving of ourselves can be difficult- giving of our time, of our resources, of our money. But no act of giving is too small. You just might change someone’s life.

Happy Hump Day. Here’s our team.

The beginning of assembly


The "Prototype"


Assembly line


Some of the team


Stuffing and working


Not quite yet ready to tie up


Happy to help

Me stuffing




    1. […] night was an evening to remember. I co-chaired a fundraiser in Montreal for 600 women strong. What an inspirational evening it was. The event is called […]

    2. KristineNo Gravatar says:

      Great job. I wtish I lived close to be there.

    3. Would love to be there! Great job!

    4. HollyNo Gravatar says:

      Those baskets are amazing, you all did a fabulous job on them!

    5. ShannonNo Gravatar says:

      Sounds like an awesome event! Make sure to post pictures that night.

    6. WendyNo Gravatar says:

      Would love to buy a ticket to the event… any left?

      • Erica DiamondNo Gravatar says:

        Hi Wendy! Yes there are some left. Please call Alexis at 514-345-2645 ext 3308. Thank you and I look forward to seeing you there!

    7. SusanNo Gravatar says:

      If I lived in Montreal, I’d come and help! Looks great.

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