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#21 Mighty Mel

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 09:11 AM

Hi guys,

Natalie's sister has set up a scholarship fund in honor of Natalie at Birthingway College of Midwifery in Portland, the school Natalie attended.

If you are interested in making a donation, checks can be made out to Birthingway College of Midwifery. You can send in checks individually, just be sure to include a note with your check (on the memo line of the check or a sticky note) that states something like, "for scholarship in honor of Natalie Jacobs."

The address is:

Rhonda Ray, Student Affairs Coordinator
Birthingway College of Midwifery
12113 SE Foster Road
Portland, OR 97266


Please pass this along to anyone who may be interested in making a donation in her honor.

We also appreciate all of the donations that have been made in her honor to Planned Parenthood - her sister will be making a donation to them as well.

Thank you for your help!

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 04:49 AM

Thank you for this information. My inability to face Nat's passing before now precluded me from participating in the VC donation. It's sort of kept me from participating on VC at all. I know that's dumb but grief is just another aspect of life I don't handle well.

Again, thank you. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to contribute to Natalie's scholarship fund. It makes me, (and my world), feel a little less empty.

Still, it breaks my heart to say it.

Bye Natalie.

#23 Dreamin'

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 01:57 PM

Natalie would love this. It's another way to keep her memory alive in the communities that she cared about... I believe that we all carry a little piece of her spirit in our hearts.

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 12:42 PM

:cheekkiss :cheekkiss Love you guys.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 01:18 PM

I know I can't really "bump" a pinned thread, but in case this had slipped anyone's mind, I just wanted to toss a new post into it, for folks who check out recently-updated threads. I've updated the total we've collected so far ($1200), but we're still accepting donations, for another ten days or so at least. Thanks very much to all who've contributed so far. :cheekkiss

Also, for anyone who missed it, please check out Mel's post above, about a scholarship being set up by Natalie's sister, at her midwifery school. Another great cause which could use your support. :thumbup

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 11:03 AM

Just another quick update. We had originally said the end of this week would be the cut-off for contributions, but if anyone thinks that they need a bit more time to get their donation in order, please feel free to PM me and we can extend that.

We're now at $1200+ and I think we can get it to $2000 by the end of the week.

Again, thanks very much to all who've contributed. :cheekkiss

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 02:31 PM

Imaginary bump.

#28 Dreamin'

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 11:50 AM

Imaginary bump.

And grind.

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 10:14 AM

:lol

Judy, that post and your new avatar are just two more reasons for me to be madly in love with you. Laura!!! :wub

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:35 PM

:lol

Judy, that post and your new avatar are just two more reasons for me to be madly in love with you. Laura!!! :wub

I just ordered the complete Dr. Katz on DVD as a birthday present to myself. Best. Show. Ever.

#31 ms. yvon

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 10:46 AM

Bully! :wub

#32 Edie

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:04 PM

So what was the final total?

We rock BTW.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:14 PM

We do rock. :thumbup

I'm waiting for one or two more checks to come in, but I should have the final number by the end of the week.

#34 VenusStopsTrain2

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 09:26 PM

Did you ever find out what the final tally was?

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 03:09 PM

It was $2000 even. :thumbup

Sorry for being delinquent with the update. I've been traveling a bit, but I'll post more details soon.

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 12:36 PM

OK!!! Amongst other things that I'm not getting to in a timely manner these days...

The final-final total for the contribution to Planned Parenthood in Austin, in honor of Natalie, was $2,000.00. :dancing :worship :thumbup :monkey :cheekkiss

Thanks so much to everyone who participated. I know that Natalie would be thrilled, and that she'd give you all big sloppy kisses, and then probably say something inappropriately filthy.

I also wanted to remind you all that even though the official-official VC funds have been sent in, there's no reason that folks who feel moved to do so can't continue to make donations in Natalie's memory. Details on the knitting project, and making donations to Planned Parenthood or to the midwife scholarship fund set up by Nat's sister, are right here:

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4. Anyone who'd prefer to do so can donate directly to Planned Parenthood. We do ask that you attach a note to your donation to indicate that this gift is in honor of Natalie Jacobs.

Donations to Planned Parenthood are tax deductible.

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Also: some of the craftier VCers have been knitting preemie hats to send to a children's hospital in Portland. Anyone who'd like to contribute to that cause as well, check out this thread.


Hi guys,

Natalie's sister has set up a scholarship fund in honor of Natalie at Birthingway College of Midwifery in Portland, the school Natalie attended.

If you are interested in making a donation, checks can be made out to Birthingway College of Midwifery. You can send in checks individually, just be sure to include a note with your check (on the memo line of the check or a sticky note) that states something like, "for scholarship in honor of Natalie Jacobs."

The address is:

Rhonda Ray, Student Affairs Coordinator
Birthingway College of Midwifery
12113 SE Foster Road
Portland, OR 97266


Please pass this along to anyone who may be interested in making a donation in her honor.

We also appreciate all of the donations that have been made in her honor to Planned Parenthood - her sister will be making a donation to them as well.

Thank you for your help!


I included a note with our donations, telling them how we all knew Natalie, and how much she meant to VC. If I get a response, I'll post that in here as well.

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 12:26 PM

Thanks, Maudie! :cheekkiss

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 01:31 PM

Just wanted to let you all know that I received a note from PP/Austin. They are very grateful for all the donations, and would like to know more about Natalie, and her time spent volunteering there. If anyone (Kate, I know it's a tough time for you, but when you get a chance?) knows more specifics about her volunteer work there and would like to PM me, I will pass on whatever you'd like to share.

They've also asked who should be notified about our donations. I'm assuming Mel has contact info for Nat's family, so I'll get in touch with her.

Again, thanks so much for all the support for this effort. I'm sure that Natalie would be quite touched by everyone's participation. :cheekkiss

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 05:48 PM

Just wanted to let you all know that I received a very nice e-mail from Natalie's mom:

Hello Maudie,

[Mel] gave me your address and said you organized the group donation to Planned Parenthood in Natalie's memory. My husband and daughter Jennifer and I are so grateful to you and to all of Natalie's friends for remembering her in this incredibly generous way. We are comforted so much to know that she had all these friends who cared for her.

Thank you again for all that you have done.


I wrote back to let her know that we wanted to do this as a group for Natalie, and that there was a large group of people involved both in the planning of this, and in the donating.

Thanks again to you all. :cheekkiss

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 06:15 PM

I'm so glad her family was able to get a sense of how many lives she touched. I'm comforted that we were able to bring comfort to them! Thanks, Maudie. :cheekkiss




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