Makin’ It Rain Money in August

We’re only 10 days into August, and I can already tell it’s going to be a profitable month for Team Do It For David. We have two fundraisers this month, and the 30-day one has already brought in $250!

ALL of the proceeds from both events go directly to LLS. Blood cancer patients profit from our hard work; we are not reimbursing ourselves. Why? We look at what we spend as an investment to better the lives of people living with blood cancer. Our “payment” to ourselves is knowing that we’re helping people live longer lives and have access to better treatments. I also like that we’re helping people smile more (especially the kiddos).

Here’s how you can get involved:

30-Day Fundraiser: Selling Homemade NJ Blueberry Preserves
I hale from the great state of New Jersey and my roots will always be there. To pay homage to The Homeland, I decided to can our state’s delicious blueberries to share with you. I make each jar of preserves in small batches and the blueberries come from NJ farms. There are only five ingredients: blueberries, lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, and a pinch of salt. This is a pectin-free recipe so you get more fruit than junk!

New Jersey Blueberry Preserves

New Jersey Blueberry Preserves

I’m selling them in half-pint (8 oz.) jars for $10 each. I’ve shipped two orders outside of the Tri-State and Washington, D.C., metro areas, so if you’re not a local, you can still enjoy these preserves. Just donate a little extra to cover the shipping and we’ll call it even.

The First Batch

The First Batch

If you’re interested in purchasing, email me at Payment is accepted via my fundraising page.

August 26 Fundraiser: Sip + Shop Local (NEW JERSEY)
We had so much success at last year’s Jewelry & Martini Party that we’re hosting a similar event this year. We’ve invited three local NJ small businesses to participate in this event, and each will donate a portion of their proceeds to LLS. Our vendors are CB’s Creations (handmade crafts), Jersey Shore Sea Glass Carvings (handmade jewelry), and Sip + Stitch Crochet (handmade clothing and accessories). As you may recall, Ellie Nicholas of Jersey Shore Sea Glass Carvings joined us at last year’s event and we’re delighted to have her again.

Are you wondering where the “sip” comes in? Well, we’ve got drinks covered. Enjoy a few martinis on us. We’ll have a bartender. He’ll mix tasty libations. You’ll enjoy.  Ahh…the simplicity of it all.

If you’d like to join us on August 26, all we ask is that you pay a $10 donation as an entrance fee. This donation will go directly to LLS. Our event will take place from 5-9 p.m. For more info and to RSVP, email me at

Here’s to a prosperous month ahead!