Girl on top…of current events…your chance to fulfill Cait’s wishes awaits!

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Dear friends,

Last year, the Caitriots gave Cait a wonderful present, her own registered hand-woven tartan.  She was obviously moved by the time, effort and thought that went into this gift.  It felt personal to me and I’m sure to her too!

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A really hard gift to top! However, as great as that gift was, we have a chance to give Cait a gift she’s asked for! She wants us to focus on helping the less fortunate and specifically the refugees now flooding Europe. The headline of our local paper yesterday pronounced the shocking fact that this is the worst refugee crisis since WW2.

Like many of us who can look around us and see a relative embarrassment of riches, I’m sure Cait feels fortunate and empathetic.  I can think of no better way to express how much she means to us than to donate our time, money, and efforts to such an immediate and pressing cause.

After careful consideration, the Caitriots’ admins have chosen to help fund the Shelter Box USA which has received a 4 out of 4 rating for their ability to get the greatest percentage of funded goods into the hands of the needy versus administrative costs.

Here is a link to more information about the funds’ rating.

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=12573#.VfBeZxFViko

I’ve been so proud of this groups’ efforts to be a fan group with a heart.  Caitriots have been generous to Caitriona’s efforts to support Childhood Cancer organizations and I’ve no doubt they will warm Cait’s heart with their response to her plea to turn our attention and efforts toward helping our fellow world citizens.

I want to hear Cait tell the world how great her fans are not only because they ban together to vote her at the top of the latest popularity contest, but because they care enough to ban together to give to those who need our help so much.  I want her to feel the satisfaction of knowing she has used her “fame” to encourage others to do good.

I donated today and was surprised at how easy it was to do. If you can give a little or a lot…please do… we can make a difference.

Your fellow Outlander fan and Caitriot,

Beth Wesson

Here’s the link to give!

http://shelterbox.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1085644&lis=0&kntae1085644=62E7D221DF5C4767A170E7699D6E1394&team=6521799

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7 thoughts on “Girl on top…of current events…your chance to fulfill Cait’s wishes awaits!

  1. Thank you for this blog, well said. It captures the spirit of our group. I already donated to two other groups, but donated also to this one to stand together with other Catriots to honor Cait’s request.

  2. Connie

    I was able to spread the word and generate a donation from a non – Outlander friend by joining the team and posting my personal team link on my Facebook page. So glad to support such a worthwhile effort even though we can’t donate ourselves. Great blog post, Beth!

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