Tuesday, April 8, 2014

What A Wonderful World

When my father passed away, our family, along with the support of many good people, set up a charitable fund in his name to provide clothes for low-income children in the school district.  This last weekend, I went to the fundraiser dinner that helps raise money for the shopping that happens twice a year for these deserving kids.  The night was fun, and it is our special community which makes it the wonderful event that it is.

This is my favorite song, and I chose this version because it is sung by children.

Let us all have the heart of a child.



What a lovely way to pay it forward.

Susie said...

Sheri, That is a great thing in honor of your father. xoxo,Susie

NanaDiana said...

Sheri- What a great tribute to your Dad. I love when we can pay things forward...and Oh - To have the heart and pure soul of a child........xo Diana

hi-d said...

What a beautiful act of kindness that you and your family did. I love that you love children so much and you are blessing them in this way. You are a true gem!


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Georgette B. said...

Congratulations for your initiative, after the death your father. So always live with you, but making many people happy!Love & kisses!

Sola Scriptura said...

What a lovely way to honour your father's memory.

Purple Flowers said...

Even though you and I live on opposite coasts, we must be kindred spirits. My Father use to donate his gently used clothes to homeless shelters. I do that and it's been ten years since his passing. And another thing: That is my all time favorite song! I always thought Louis Armstrong sang it beautifully, however, these kids are the best. Their hearts and spirits shine straight through to their faces! A great post.

Barbara said...

Yes let us all have the heart of a child, open minded, honest and innocent. I never heart this version sung by children, I love it and it touched my heart.

Have a great day.

syros2js said...

Such a kind and sweet gesture!
I admire you more and more every day, Sheri!
Hugs, sweetheart!

Patricia said...

What a wonderful thing to do, setting up a fund in your father's name. And What a Wonderful World, great song which I sing with my ladies choir! xx

Imogen said...

This is a beautiful idea and I just know it will benefit and change the lives of so many. You are so kind and I respect so much about you. Such a gorgeous person. I hope you know that..

Marcia said...

Such a special way to celebrate your father's life and for his memory to live on. You already know how I feel about nurturing the heart of a child in each of us, and I absolutely love that song I know to be one of your favorites.
Thank you for sharing with us, Sheri.

Marcia said...

Beautiful version of What a Wonderful World, my friend. I could linger here and listen to it all day. If only the world could sing those lyrics in one accord. I can see it though, through the eyes of a child.

Patty Patterson said...

How sweet! My daughter in law teaches kindergarten and it's unbelievable how many kids don't have the basic necessities. So sad.

Marikki said...


With love, Marikki

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You know, this is what I've always felt was the best approach to living. To live in the wisdom of adulthood, but with the hope of a child. Absolutely. Much love to you dear friend. Anita

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Sheri,
You have such a giving heart.. What a wonderful tribute to your father, to set up a fund for children in need... Bless you dear friend.

Tulla and Catie said...

This is a wonderful idea, Sheri, and I admire you that you did this when your father passed away: at times when you don't feel well to think of others who need our help! And Children are worth it in any case!
Hugs from Barbara

It's me said...

Respect....love you Ria...x !

Attic Clutter said...

oh how nice Sheri(:). so kind of you..
love my holiday fun decor too...thanks,

White Lace and Promises said...

One of my favorite songs! What a precious gift to give to others-a legacy that your father has left.

Nely said...

Such a kinde gesture dear Sheri,wonderful tribute!
Hugs my dear friend!

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Dear Sheri,
What a wonderful thing you did.. to set up a charity.
A kind gesture for all the poor children.
Their little hearts must be so grateful and full of gladness.
God bless you Sheri.
val x x x

Purple Flowers said...

Hi Sheri: I would love to hear your story of "It's a wonderful world".
Take Care my friend.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a great way to remember your father. I think it's a wonderful idea in his honor. To help those little children, I know he is smiling down on all of you. What a great way to play it forward.

Zizi Santos said...

Que lindo rose!
meu inglês não é perfeito, mas pude entender a música pela alegria das crianças!

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Hi Sheri, his legacy continues. Very touchy story my dear.

Hope you have a wonderful week



Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Sheri, that is such a wonderful thing to do… helping so many children… So special!

Shell said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate your Dad's life and help others. Wishing you life's blessing Sheri. Shell - A Darlings Nest

Jenna Condon said...

How sweet!

come on over,

Heather Lindstrom said...

Hi Sheri-What a lovely way to remember your father. The local school districts are so needy and you are lighting up life for children in this special way. Bless you.
xx, H
PS-thanks for you kind comments on my site. I'm adding you to my blog roll. :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

Love that you have remembered your Father, by supporting the needy with a charitable fund. This is such a special and lovely thing you are doing.
Happy weekend

forgetmenot said...

Sheri, What a lovely thing to do to help out some kids in need. I'm sure your father would have been very proud of what you did--how could he not be. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie ;)