Sunday, November 18, 2012

{Share a Site Sunday} - Blessings from across the Country

As Mommy Bloggers we are a well connected group of women and we may not even know it.  I am sure there are some of you who also work with Dawn over at Market Mommy. Friday she sent out a press release about one of her clients.

She asked if we would be willing to share the story.  I don't want to mess any of it up, so I am just going to paste the press release below.

What a heart this woman has!

Small Business Makes BIG Donation to Hurricane Sandy Children

Newberg, Oregon – Judith Raye Paintings, LLC ( is partnering with Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.)(  to donate $600 worth of new toddler tee-shirts from their Inspired by Caden collection to children affected by Hurricane Sandy.  

A photo of one victim who has received donations from K.I.D.S.
The shipment is currently in transit to the east coast and will be distributed by K.I.D.S. to children in New Jersey in the coming days. Specifically, the shipment is headed to Newark Now (, an organization that provides Newark residents with skills, tools, and support to transform their neighborhood. It should arrive by Monday.

“I am so thankful that I am in a position to help these children who are suffering and who have lost everything,” said Judith Raye Smith, owner and co-creator of the small business.

“It is so exciting to be able to get the community and interested citizens involved as well,” she added. The public can assist in this effort by purchasing a tee shirt or onesie. For every shirt or onesie purchased from Judith Raye Paintings a similar item will be donated to K.I.D.S.  “We plan to keep this in place at least through the end of December, or as long as the items are needed,” she said.

According to Smith, she is honored to be working with a charity that already does so much for needy children. K.I.D.S. helps children that are victims in a variety of situations. In the days following Hurricane Sandy, they mobilized their resources and immediately established a Hurricane Relief Fund to respond to the need for new products for children and families affected by the super storm.

According to the K.I.D.S. VP, Chris Blake, the agencies in the affected communities are in dire need of new apparel, blankets, shoes, toys, baby products and books.  K.I.D.S. has set up major distribution sites in Queens, New Jersey and other locations. For more information about K.I.D.S. and how you can help, visit their website at

Judith Raye Smith is a grandmother who started painting to decorate her granddaughter’s walls. Her adventure has turned into much more and her one-of-a-kind artwork is now sold on clothing, note cards and other products. You can learn more about her products, and more specifically her efforts to help in the Hurricane Sandy relief, at her website.

Smith is the owner and co-creator, with her husband Rawlen, of Judith Raye Paintings, LLC.  She can be reached for comment at or by phone at 503.784.9638.

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