Counting Down

Times ticking, the Charity dinner is closing in. There’s about a week and half left and I’m getting nervous. I’m sure the event is going to turn out great but throwing all of this together in just under 2 months was a bit challenging but I’ve have a lot of great help.

The silent auction items came in the other day and they look amazing! Hopefully they go to a nice home.

The other day Emily Hime shared a video from her two volounteer’s who assisted her recently. I really found this video moving and it really shows the reality of things. The kids looked like they were having a blast and don’t have nearly as much as we do here.

Most recently I did some more math to figure out when I’d have enough money in my savings from my paycheck’s to cover all my at home bills. The dates I came up with were between November 9th and 23rd. The dates aren’t set in stone but I’m looking towards the week of November 25th. Finger’s crossed all goes well I’ll be there sooner than later :).

Don’t forget to get your tickets for the Dinner Oct. 11th only $25 at the Caboto Club in Windsor, you get dinner with lot’s of entertainment! Elvis Tribute & friends, Rocketships and Emerald Seas. There is also going to be a lot of awesome raffles. You can contact me by phone or email.


Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

~Saint Francis of Assisi

Windsor Star!

Awesome news and thanks to Julia we got some publicity in the local news paper (Windsor Star) the online article was awesome! Unfortunately they spelled  some things wrong on the actually news paper copy and shortened the article a rather large amount, but all publicity is good! Here’s the article from online.


Local Man Headed To Haiti To Build Orphanage

A fund raising dinner will be held to help a Windsor man travel to Haiti to help construct an orphanage for a Chatham-based charitable organization operating in the Caribbean nation.

Julia Monk, an area film maker and supporter of the Hime For Help organization, established by Chatham native Emily Hime, said that a dinner will be held at the Caboto Club in Windsor on Thursday, Oct. 11, to help Justin Parkinson raise the funds to travel to Haiti and work on the construction of the Caleb House orphanage in Lanzac, Haiti.

Monk said she is making a documentary about the journey and the work of the charity. The orphanage was founded by Hime this past year and now houses 10 children, said Monk.  She said the goal is to expand the facility. Tickets for the pasta dinner, complete with entertainment, are $25. Those interested are asked to visit the group’s  Facebook charity fundraiser page at

Monk said Parkinson, a recent graduate of Fanshawe College and the Specs Howard School of Media Arts in Michigan , plans to remain in Haiti and continue working on the project.

Thank you Julia for the on-going assistance!

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” 
― Harry S. Truman

Slow N’ Steady

It’s a been quite a while since I’ve made a post, I thought I’d just give every one an update :). Things are slow right now but steady which is not a bad thing, I have a confirmed 30 people so far with just under 4 weeks to go. The other day I picked up some more materials for the center pieces, it’s coming together. I’ve also decided instead of charging the cost of the centre pieces, people make a donation for them that way there is no real obligation on price; I want every one to have a great night and have awareness raised.

The other day I had a radio interview on AM800 for the dinner which I was really excited for… but when I listened over it afterwards I was a little disappointed on how I explained everything; not everything can be perfect right!

In more recent news, unfortunately Shortcut to Last will be unable to perform at the dinner but I have some good leads on a second half performance not need to worry I’m on top of it! And fear not the Elvis tribute band is still on the agenda.

I’ve written out some donation request letters to bring out to stores to see if maybe we can get some raffle items, fingers crossed on getting some great stuff; I want to have a large selection for everyone to choose out of.

So that was my quick update hope is wasn’t too short for you :).

Since this one was short post here’s two quotes.


No one knows what he can do until he tries. 
~Publilius Syrus

The closer you attempt to be perfect the more imperfections you’ll find; just do the best that you can and enjoy what you do.
~Justin Parkinson


Promo Dinner Interview

Here’s the promotional  interview  for the charity dinner October 11th at Caboto Club – Windsor

Credit to Julia Lynn Monk

This quote I feel should apply to everyone regardless of status.

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It’s not. 

~Dr. Seuss

Painting For Progress

Here’s the long awaited photo/ video of the painting Julia Lynn Monk did for the Charity Dinner on October 11th!

Ppainting for the raffle:

Painting ~ “Painting For Progress”+Time lapse DVD by Julia Lynn Monk
$2 for 3 tickets
$5 for 8

Here’s the time-lapse video that will be in HD to go with the painting during the raffle; a fantastic keep sake!

Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.

~ Anthony Robbins

Thanks Julia!

Interviewing Interest

It’s been a few days since I’ve had anything to report but I do have good news (BUT first don’t forget to book off October 11th for the Charity Dinner), there has been some interest in advertising my poster for the dinner. has posted it on their site which is fantastic! If you want to check it out  head to their site and click on Local Event on the right hand side.

Simply Enterainment

During another filming session for the documentary I stopped by Ten Thousand Villages to follow-up with their offer to hang my poster for the dinner and they were more than happy when I go there as well they are trying to get me in contact with some other people in Windsor who are involved with helping Haiti.

Interviews as the titles states are on the recent to do list for the documentary so it should be an exciting next couple of weeks getting these done up. Julia Monk will be doing my pre-fundraiser interview tomorrow (Labour day Monday) that’s the plan, we are hoping to get it on YouTube ASAP so you can share it with friends and family. There will be a post dinner interview but that will probably be on the documentary so keep and eye out on Julia’s Facebook page.

I know every one is so intrigued and waiting to see the finished painting unfortunately we have been have some difficulties getting it online and working to get it up as soon as possible so just hold on a little bit longer it’s coming!

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
~Napoleon Hill