It's Serendipitous!

Hillside_helping_button_2The next stop along the American History trail is Lewis and Clark. We have posted 4 weeks of reading and lessons for now, or after Christmas. It just so happens that Margot at Hillside Education has a National Geographic DVD of Lewis and Clark available this week. But what's even better is that it's a part of Margot's Helping Those in Need effort:

More and more we are hearing about good people struggling with the simple things of life that many of us take for granted. We'd like to make a small dent in the needs of people that we hear about. All the items for sale on this page are donated and all income goes directly to families who are in special need of help. Prices include shipping.

This month, (from now until Christmas) the proceeds go to help the Quigley family in Lancaster, PA who have 2 children recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (see picture above). Because of a mistake in processing their claim and bureaucratic red tape to correct the problem, the insurance company will not be covering the insulin needed by the children for at least a month. The family is unable to cover the cost of the insulin, yet it is essential to keeping the children alive.

Please consider purchasing an item from this page, perhaps as a Christmas gift, and help this family in need. Items will be added daily, so keep checking back. You may also simply make a donation. If you'd like to donate something to the sale, we'd welcome your contributions. Please contact us at

So, go and check out all that Margot has to offer and help a family in need.