Wednesday, May 25, 2005

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them ...

The story of young Lizzy Lulu could have been one of a girl with cystic fibrosis, dealing with the frustrations of that ugly disease. Instead, Lizzy reminds us that we can make a difference in the world, if we set our goals properly ...

America Supports You:
Girl Collects Batteries for Troops

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2005 – Batteries are the lifeblood of many things electronic. Without them, most CD players, digital cameras and handheld games are essentially useless.

When 12-year-old Lizzy Lulu, of Lancaster, Calif., learned that American servicemembers in Iraq often use these electronic devices, she decided to launch a campaign to collect 1,000,000 "AA" batteries.

"I knew that they would not have enough batteries to keep them running, so I started to collect batteries to send to them," Lizzy said.

Lizzy's site, Lulu's Batteries for the Troops, asks that you donate "AA" batteries (only) for shipment to the troops. There are links on the site to various buying sources, so that you can easily buy in bulk for easier shipment.

The counter on her site shows that Lizzy has 1,888 batteries so far, quite an impressive number - but still quite a stretch to reach the 1,000,000 battery goal. I plan on hitting the store on the way home to pick up a bulk pack or two ...

For other ideas on showing your support, visit America Supports You.