Sunday, June 13, 2010

Make a Comment, Make a Difference for Homeboy Industries

I've been thinking a lot lately about what a comment's worth. It seems most people out there are willing to leave one for just the chance of winning something, no matter how small.

I'm not really the giveaway type (though this may change) but I do like the idea of inviting comments. So I thought I'd start a monthly Comments for a Cause. I invite you all to leave a comment here on behalf of Homeboy Industries.
I heard about Homeboy Industries for the first time a few weeks back when the founder, Father Greg Boyle, was being interviewed on NPR. Then I was reminded again when I read the compelling Save Homeboy Industries, by Yvonne Condes on the Los Angeles Moms Blog.
For every comment made on this post by next Sunday, June 20, I'll donate $1 to Homeboy Industries. You can also donate directly to Homeboy Industries or purchase Father Boyle's book, Tattoos on the Heart, all proceeds go to Homeboy Industries.
Thank you everyone for your comments, I hope to get some more before Sunday!

35 comments:

yvonneinla said...

You are amazing! What a brilliant idea. I'll help spread the word.

April said...

Here via Yvonne's tweet. Thank you so much for doing this!

Skramly said...

Sounds like a great organization.

Kim R. said...

Thanks for supporting Homeboy!

l.e.s.ter said...

I'm always happy to comment, especially when it's for such a good cause!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for doing this!

Rudy said...

You are inspiring! I appreciate your time, effort, and creativity! Thank you! - Sharon

Anonymous said...

this is a great idea, thank you for donating
-ucla msw student

CassieY. said...

Homeboy truly is an amazing organization doing very important work that the community demands! We can't let them fade away!!

Gabby C said...

<3 Homeboy industries!!!!! thank you for doing what you do

Anonymous said...

A great cause helping to change the lives of so many people

Anonymous said...

What a great cause, and organization, thank you for making a difference!

Anonymous said...

a really great organization!

Anonymous said...

they can make a difference in a lot of lives

Anonymous said...

it would be terrible if they had to close down

Anonymous said...

i really hope they are able to raise enough money

Anonymous said...

i hope they can not only stay open but expand their program

Anonymous said...

Thank you for drawing attention to Homeboy Industries. I was broken hearted when I heard they may have to close their doors. Let's keep that from happening!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your support! I'm letting all my friends know :)

Anonymous said...

Very glad you are trying to help!

Anonymous said...

great idea.

Anonymous said...

You are tres generous, n'est-ce pas?

Anonymous said...

Homeboy Industries is an amazing organization and this is great way to get the word out about the work that they do! Thanks for finding a way to support them!!!

Anonymous said...

awesome

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Perhaps you could encourage other bloggers to do the same!

Yetta said...

Right on! Please help keep this wonderful work going :-)

Anonymous said...

thanks

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your valiant efforts!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all that you do!

Anonymous said...

very cool idea. thanks for the support! homeboy industries has truly inspired me - the unswerving belief and work ethic of father G, the passion and power of the people who have embraced homeboy industries to change their lives, the AMAZING homegirls' cooking :)

Anonymous said...

Best of luck to Homeboy!

Lisa Taylor-Austin said...

What an excellent idea. I will post this on my webpage. Homeboy...we are supporting you.

Stella said...

I attended a poetry reading at Homeboy Industries recently and bought Father Greg's new book Tatoos on the Heart. At moments I laughed until my side hurt and at others I cried until my heart hurt. I loved the book. Thank you for supporting this ministry. The mission of Homeboy Industries is a noble one.

Anonymous said...

Saw this on the Homeboy Facebook page, great idea!

Michelleivkm said...

very cool idea. thanks for the support! homeboy industries has truly inspired me - the unswerving belief and work ethic of father G, the passion and power of the people who have embraced homeboy industries to change their lives, the AMAZING homegirls' cooking :)

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