Happy Blogust!

It's August which means the kids are slogging through the required summer reading and the last of the s'mores fixings. The back-to-school shopping will soon start, my son (the rule follower) no doubt searching for the recommended no. 2 pencils, my daughters, the accouterments of middle school life that seem to include locker renovations and beautifications. My sixth-grader might not find the perfect locker ladder but I can rest assured, she and her siblings will survive the next school year without locker magnets. So I am free to focus my motherly concern on other children. Perhaps you have this luxury as well.

Every day this month you can make a difference in another child's life, one who isn't searching online for a backpack. Every day this month, during Shot@Life’s Blogust 2014—a month-long blog relay—some of North America’s more popular online writers, photo and video bloggers and Shot@Life Champions are coming together to share stories about their children. Every time you comment on the daily post or share them Walgreens will donate one vaccine (up to 60,000). Blogust is one part an overall commitment of Walgreens donating up to $1 million through its “Get a Shot. Give a Shot.” campaign. The campaign will help provide millions of vaccines for children in need around the world. I have the honor to participate in this campaign as a Social Good Fellow with the United Nations Foundation. I'll be writing a post on August 30th for this great cause and look forward to hearing from y'all. Go get the school supplies, the swimming, the end-of-summer whatevers done so I can find you and ask you to share some more stories.

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Rachel said...

Thank you so much for being a part of this!

Polly Palumbo, Ph.D. said...

Hey Rachel, did you see all the Blogust posts? There are some great stories there.