Thursday, January 3, 2008

A challenge for me, a challenge for you.

I've been challenged.
Typically, I'm not the type to take dares; well, not often anyway. Last night in our Signing Time! chat, Rachel threw in a little bit of Signing Time! trivia: that her daughter Leah, sneaks into parts of the Signing Time! episodes that she is not typically in. In most of the shows, Leah and Alex only are shown in their treehouse, and not in other parts. So I said that I would have to go back through the episodes and see if I can spot Leah in with the other kids. Whereupon Rachel says to me, "How about if you take note and report back here next week with your findings?" Someone else called it the Signing Time! challenge, and those of us in chat are going to be watching all our episodes this week and see how often and where we spot Leah in the shows, and let Rachel know next week in chat. That's my challenge.

I have a different challenge for you.
Rachel and Leah are going to Ghana Africa on January 21st. The deaf schools there teach ASL, but they have limited resources. They have been using Signing Time! to learn ASL. When Leah found out more about the deaf schools in Ghana, and the limited rights and opportunities for them, she told her mom they had to do something about it. So they are going to Ghana in partnership with Signs of Hope International.
Here's my challenge to you:
1) Read Rachel's blog about going to Ghana.
2) Watch this interview with Leah

3) Make a donation to support their effort. Every dollar counts! Skip your coffeehouse coffee today and donate that money to the Signing Time! Foundation. My daughter Sarah donated money she made from the handmade items she sold at the local craft fair to support the fund and was only sorry she couldn't send more! So far the Foundation has received over $11,000, but they still need more!
Click here to donate
or mail your check to:
The Signing Time Foundation
623 E. Fort Union Blvd.
Suite 202
Midvale UT 84047

The Signing Time Foundation is a 501c3 Non-profit Organization. Your donations are tax deductible.