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 facebook.com/justinhime4help.

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

 

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. www.simplyentertainment.ca 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

Help Is Coming

First off let me start by saying how excited I am for all the progress that has been made! I named today’s post “Help Is Coming” because I can feel how close I am getting to be able to travel to Haiti and help out Emily and Montanna.

I have to say that during this project of fundraising and especially during putting this Charity Dinner together I have found connections I never knew I had. A big shout out I need to give is to Julia Monk who is such a phenomenal best friend and has been there for me every step that I’ve needed her.

In other news I have designed a poster for the Dinner! I’m planning on getting them out ASAP to get more publicity, I also want to mention “Eyes On Windsor” thank you for your interest in helping me out.

My hopes are that I can fill the room (150 people) and then have to request a bigger room before the event, so everyone get out there and sell some tickets, tell friends, family, and even strangers!

 

Another quick shout out I have yet to post how I have been feeling about any struggles that I face putting all this together and successes, once I get to Haiti I promise to be thorough and “Deep”  with emotion for every one :); I digress. I want to thank Lauren Cropper, I’ve been following her blog and she has such motivational and reassuring/reminding blog posts. I recently purchased her book “Self-Worth: The tie that binds” The book is fantastic, keeps me going stronger than before and has definitely taught me some things I have needed and may need during my journey to Haiti and while I’m there. THANKS LAUREN! check out her blog www.BetweenFearandLove.com

For todays quote I’m going to be para-phrasing from Lauren’s book.

“…I noticed there tended to be a lot of confusion over different definitions of personal constructs, particularly self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth… it makes sense that there would be authors who used them interchangeably. However, I believe the three are uniquely different, and distinguishing between them is important.”

~Lauren Cropper; Self-Worth:the tie that binds

I find this passage in her book one of the most important. If you can figure out the difference between them all and the role they play in your life you can learn to be a better person, not just for other people but for yourself.

“Open your mind to the world; learn how to change YOURSELF and you can change the world”

~Justin Parkinson

Coming Along

Today seemed to be a pretty good day for progress! I woke up this morning a little tired still recuperating from from the night/ morning I was helping Julia Monk film her painting, which will be released about 2 weeks before the charity dinner. If you haven’t seen the Teaser video I’ll be linking it.

Continuing with my progress; I finally pulled my self out of bed and got to the Caboto club and gave my deposit for the room to officially reserve it, then headed off to get my tickets printed. After a long day of work I was able to meet up with Julia and start some more filming for the documentary. I picked up the tickets and they turned out way better than I could have wished for. We went back to Julia’s to cut out some of the tickets I got about 25-40 done so far… it’s a very long process and got more footage. These tickets are definitely something that you will want to keep, they are very nice.

I managed to get to Ten Thousand Villages today and spoke to the owner of the store and she was super generous and donated a gift card for $25 and a sculpture from a Haitian artisan; what a great package! If you’re interested in how Ten Thousand Villages works with artisans and Fair Trade check out their website.

Get your tickets! $25

Some more great news Emily was picked to write a little article for She Loves Magazine, which I nominated her for because she’s such an inspiration to so many people especially me!

Thank you everyone for the support!

Keep and eye for Julia’s “In The Making” video’s

Links:

Painting Teaser Video

Ten Thousand Villages

She Loves Magazine

Julia Monk

 

A picture is worth a thousand words; a memory is worth a million.

~Justin Parkinson

Recording For Life

Some fun news and potentially more stuff you can buy to help support “Hime For Help“! My friend Julia Monk has decided to create a documentary on my Haiti fundraising. Julia is an amazing producer and has also been helping me with a few projects to get my fundraiser off the ground. We are currently discussing  having a public release in Windsor and also creating DVD’s for purchase. This is something you want to keep an eye out for. Thanks Julia!

As usual feeling generous here’s 2 quotes

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
~ John Holmes

Give yourself entirely to those around you. Be generous with your blessings. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. 
~ Steve Maraboli

Charity Date Set!

Great news!

It’s official the date is booked for the “Just’in Hime For Help” Charity Pasta Dinner at the Giovanni Caboto Club. Mark Thursday Oct. 11th on your calenders!

Start saving your pennies! There will be a Silent Auction with a few high end items, full Pasta Dinner, 50/50 draw and more!

The fundraiser is still in development but get your tickets now before they are gone. The bands that may be playing/ performing are still TBA (To be announced) I will be posting it on the “Just’in Hime For Help” Facebook page, I will also be creating a Side tab on my blog for more information as well. I hope to see all the seats filled I can’t wait to see you all there!

Tickets are $25, if you want anymore information or would like to purchase some tickets let me know.

 

Hime For Help T-shirts are also being sold as of immediately for $10 and should be available for purchase at the Charity dinner. all proceeds will go Hime For Help, message me your size.

Hime For Help T-shirt $10

 

 

Mobile: 226.345.2951

Email: Justinparkinson@hotmail.com

 

“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” 

– Bill Copeland