Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Austin Children's Shelter

We visited the Austin Children's Shelter today as part of our Marathon Fundraising. They provide emergency shelter and care to abandoned, abused, and neglected children. Wandering their halls put a lot of things into perspective. Hearing the children's stories, watching their sweet, little faces laughing and pointing, waving "hi" from their beds during naptime. Kids get me every time. They have no choice in all of this. It's pretty upsetting.

For the marathon we've been raising money to contribute to the shelter, but today made it all that more real. They need a lot of help. They need help paying their electricity bill and the cost to get the kids immunizations. The list is long. If you have a second to spare, check out their website. They're doing good things. http://www.austinchildrenshelter.org/

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