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Soccer Charity Event – July 31

soccerIf the ticket price for the Manchester United vs. FC Barcelona exceeds your budget, consider attending the Mia Hamm Celebrity Soccer Tournament on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at  10am.  The game will be played at the Kastles Stadium at the Wharf at 800 Water Street, SW, Washington, DC.  The cost of the event is $25 .

Click Here for all the details. You can pay online and to print a ticket at home.   This might be your best chance to meet some soccer stars and a few other celebrities.

**If you get a picture of yourself with a celebrity, send it to me and I will post it on the blog.**

Baskin Robbins 31 Cent Scoop Night is Wednesday, 4/27/11


On Wednesday, April 27th, 2011, Baskin-Robbins stores across the country will hold 31 Cent Scoop Night from 5-10 pm to honor America’s firefighters. Baskin-Robbins will reduce prices of small ice cream scoops to 31 cents* and create an opportunity for customers to donate to local fire charities. Read more about the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation at www.firehero.org 

                                     *participating locations

Special Contest for my Au Pairs – First au pair in my cluster who emails to tell me her favorite ice cream flavor, will win a gift card to Baskin Robbins/Dunkin Donuts. It pays to check the cluster blog regularly. 
Update:  WE HAVE A WINNER. Congratulations, Hayley!

Chicago Au Pairs Make Blankets for Project Linus

Last Saturday, 90 Au Pair in America au pairs made 100 fleece blankets for children in need.  The patterns were fabulous with everything from polka dots, soccer themes, dinosaurs, animal prints, dog-theme prints and more.  Each fleece blanket is fringed by hand.  The au pairs and counselors worked together to purchase the fleece and follow the blanket pattern instructions according to the Chicago chapter of Project Linus. Host families supported the project by donating fleece and blankets made ahead of time.

One host mom told her counselor that this project had a special meaning for her because her own son was seriously ill when he was born and was given a Project Linus blanket which they have kept.  When she found out her au pair was taking part, she said it brought tears to her eyes.

All who participated felt it was a worthy cause and a great way to give back to their community.


Au Pair in America Au Pairs from Chicago Area

Au Pair in America Au Pairs from Chicago Area