This has been a very exciting week for me on Squidoo. I had published my 100th Lens on February 14, 2010 as a tribute to my husband Doc Hellams and he and I have really enjoyed reading all the wonderful comments from patients, friends, and Squidoo folks. I think he is beginning to understand why I enjoy Squidoo so much.
The other thing that happened this week was that an organization that I am very involved with, Friends of the Park, finally got our own 501c3 non profit status so that we could apply to be a Squidoo Charity. This has been a long time coming as we were a part of another organization and have finally become strong enough to be independent. When I joined Squidoo in July 2008, my main reason was that I wanted Friends of the Park to become a Squidoo Charity. My very first lens was Friends of the Park. I have learned so much since that first day and have continued to go back to this first lens and try to make it better. I have always given 100% of the Friends of the Park Squidoo Lens back to our organization as well as 100 % from our other lenses: Freedom Fest and Trotter’s Trail but hopefully we will be approved as a Squidoo Charity and more monies can be raised for our Friends of the Park organization. I am going to be on pins and needles waiting to hear from Kimberly.