Dishing about deserving recipients for Giving Tuesday!


Giving Tuesday was yesterday however I think that we all agree that if we are able to do so, giving every day is a beautiful thing…a kind word, a financial contribution, emotional support….

If you need suggestions for deserving recipients of your hard-earned funds, please take a look at my list. Each recipient holds a special place in my heart because I know the Founders of the organizations or the recipients of the funds (or both). Each recipient is legitimate and each organization is a 501c3.

1. MAYA MACEY FOUNDATION – funds provide college scholarships to outstanding students who have overcome adversity in their young lives.

2. BRADY’S SMILE – funds help children (and their families), who are in the ICU at children’s hospitals.

3. Cure Spinal Muscular Atrophy (“SMA”) funds the treatment and cure of SMA, which is the number one genetic killer of infants.

4. SING FOR BLAIR – all funds go to the Sanfilippo Research Foundation (via Susan & Roger Chapin in memory of their beautiful daughter Blair) to find a cure for Sanfilippo Syndrome.

5. BORN JUST RIGHT – the mission of this organization founded by Jen Lee Reeves is focused on building creative solutions that help kids with differences live a more enjoyable life.

6. DIRECTLY & PERSONALLY help my lifelong friend, Niki Goodman Ricker who has stage IV Colorectal Cancer and is currently in the hospital. Funds will go to Niki’s medical care and well-being via a GoFundMe campaign.


DISHING an update!

DSCN1419Happy Saturday!

When I launched The Candi Dish, my goal was to capture the remarkable photos and stories that came my way…often, very often. Travels (like my recent, fantastic visit to Solvang, CA), every day life in Manhattan, special occasions, spreading messages and the like.

THEN, I had an idea that turned into a project.  This project evolved into an actual PRODUCT INVENTION and I am working diligently to bring this fantastic thing to the market.  It has been a challenging, amazing experience and I am very excited to share the product launch via The Candi Dish soon!

I have several pending blog posts that are begging to be released in addition to the “big reveal” of my product so I ask you to please stick with me!  There SHALL be POSTS…..

It is a Saturday so a day late for my “Follow Friday” suggestion with respect to bringing exposure and assistance to a serious, but little known disease called Sanfilippo Syndrome.  There is a darling young lady named Blair who is afflicted with this disease.  Blair is the daughter of my friend, Roger and his wife Susan and the Sister of their younger daughter, Grey.  They have dedicated their lives to finding a cure for Sanfilippo Syndrome in honor of Blair in the most beautiful of ways.  Please explore one of these heartwarming efforts called “Sing for Blair” which features various people (including JIMMY BUFFET) singing for Blair, which brings much needed comfort and solace to sweet Blair.

To join the “Sing for Blair” movement please click on:

To read about Blair’s story and to learn more about Sanfilippo, please click on:


In conclusion, I wish a happy belated Labor Day to American workers, best of luck to those with “back-to-schoolers”, encourage you to look into “Sing for Blair” and thank you for  being a Candi Disher!



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