We have to send a special “Thank You” to our new friend, Josh, who only 2 weeks ago was nothing more than a stranger. Josh, who is rooted here in upstate New York, actually works in one of the most dangerous countries in the world – a place quite unfriendly if you are American. However, he has managed to do good for the poverty-stricken locals there, doing his best to persuade several companies to donate bags of clothing for them. While doing his part to change the world abroad, Josh has managed to be a tremendous help to us as well granting us an extremely generous donation of $1,000. We were honored by his generosity and even more thrilled to get the opportunity to meet him in person.
While home for the holidays, Josh came across an article about our cause in The Times Union. After having to tell a man abroad that there was little hope for his 5 year old son suffering from brain cancer, Josh saw donating to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation as a way that he could help. And so, not knowing us at all he tracked us down, donated a generous sum, and took us out to a lovely dinner at Jack’s Oyster House!
So here’s to you, Josh, for taking a chance on 5 crazy cousins and giving unlimited chances to even more crazy kids
As Josh says, “Giving is contagious,” sooooo……….
*Are you interested in helping out Josh’s friends? They need clothing, shoes, and jackets. If you would like to help, please a comment on this blog with your contact info and we will be in touch!