There’s so much good in this world. So many big hearts and creative spirits and inspired ideas. And when all these things get rolled into one fabulous package, it most definitely deserves a shout out.
Katherine Dunn, artist, lavender farmer, and shepherdess to many beloved creatures at Apifera Farm, is a genuine ambassador of comfort and cheer, doing much good in this world. One could say with no exaggeration, she is a woman with her thumb in many pies. Let me tell you about a couple of her upcoming projects and see if you don’t agree.
On June 21 she’s hosting Pino’s Pie Day fundraiser at her farm in Oregon. Pino is one of the beloved donkey’s that lives there. He and Katherine have been known to deliver fresh-baked pie and a dose of friendship to those in need – a traveling party of cheery pie-goodness. On June 21 Katherine, Pino, the pies, (and other assorted friends) will be at the farm; you can travel there and visit and perhaps buy one of the aprons she’s been collecting for sale or purchase some of her wonderful art or lavender. The purpose of Pino’s Pie Day is to raise funds for a celebration later in summer (August 15) to honor the work done by hospice caretakers of Kaiser Permanante. See I told you she was a force for good!
I was blessed to have the support and services of hospice for both my parents, and I cannot sing praises high enough for those compassionate beings who help make navigating that complex journey easier for all involved. And I certainly can get behind a celebration that will be honoring a group of such workers.
So a successful Pino’s Pie Day fundraiser will make for a great honor-the-hospice-workers celebration. Pretty cool, no?!
There are a number of ways you can help too, even if you can’t make it to the fundraiser in person. Donate an apron for the clothesline. Or donate money directly. Be sure to check out Pino’s blog to find out more. And if you’re going to purchase a reading from me this month, a portion of all my sales is being donated to this cause, so that’s another way to contribute.
Donkeys, aprons, pies, and hospice workers – let’s celebrate them all and send a wave of love and thanks!