Monday, December 18, 2006

Charitable Opportunity

Thank you so much to all who donated so generously. The total from just the people who donated through the blog was a few hundred dollars, and each dollar was matched by the company.

EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 18th. Thanks to the very generous donations a number of you have given - they are incredibly appreciated. Tizku L'mitzvot.

In memory of Lucy Haller, z"l.

Lucy Haller passed away last week. She was a member of the firm I work for, and the company has opened up a collection for her family in her honor. This is the letter a manager in the firm wrote yesterday*:
As some of you may have already heard, Lucy Haller passed away last Thursday, November 30th, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was only 37 years young and was the mother of two children, 6 and 8 years old. She was a tax manager in the Financial Services group who started with us [redacted] back in August of 2005. In her time with us, we grew to love and appreciate her as a person and as someone who could make us laugh at the drop of a hat. She never really let on as to what she was going through nor all of the hardships that she had gone through in the past.

Some of you may be wondering what the point of this e-mail is. Well, in one sense, it's to tell you all about a special and wonderful person who is sadly not with us anymore. The more important reason is to ask for your help. We would like to take up a collection for her family to help them through this very difficult time. As I stated earlier, she left behind two beautiful young children and a husband who is now faced with an emotional and financial struggle to raise two children without there mother.

Therefore, whatever you would like to contribute would be greatly appreciated. We would like to have all collections in to me by December 13th. Also, please note that our office here in New York has agreed to match whatever we collect. Therefore, please give what you can and only if you can. The gift is what matters and not the dollar amount.
If anyone is interested in contributing to this very worthy and necessary cause, please contact me via e-mail. The office has said that the money can come from anywhere for them to match it, which is exceedingly generous of them, as is taking up the collection in the first place. All contributions must be in by December 18th, so please contact me as soon as possible if you are willing and able to give, whatever the amount. Thank you very much.

* I have taken out information that identifies the firm.

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