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Mentors, Chocolate, & A Giveaway

Posted By Jessica Fisher On October 18, 2010 @ 1:54 am In Friendship,Joyful Womanhood,Promotions | Comments Disabled

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Mrs. Marcy, Ms. Berge [5], Madame Stephenson, Michelle, Kathy, and Karen — these women don’t really know each other, but they all have something in common. Each was a mentor to me over the years. They helped me along this road, called life.

Each played a significant role:

  • my second grade teacher who loved on me and shared a passion for books
  • my junior high art and journalism teacher [5] who taught me to write
  • my high school French instructor who encouraged me and pointed me in the right direction
  • a older, college girl who taught me about God
  • a young wife and mother who rented me a room when I was in college
  • my landlady during my newlywed and new mom years.

I count all these women as my friends. And yet, I’m not sure they all know what a mark they left on my life. But, I so thankful for these women who invested in me when I was a child and a young(er) woman.

They were mentors to me at significant points in my life and helped shape who I am. Finding people like this is not as easy as it seems and yet a good mentor can add so much to one’s life.

Sometimes we don’t know know when we’ve had an impact on another’s life. In fact, if you’re a Hershey’s chocolate fan, you’ve been a behind the scenes support [6] to mentors at the Milton Hershey School [7], a

cost-free, private, coeducational home and school is the largest of its kind in the nation. Today, MHS is a safe-haven for more than 1,800 girls and boys from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who come from states throughout the country. Children from families of low-income, limited resources and social need are given the opportunity to work hard, realize their potential and build towards a brighter future.

This year the Milton Hershey School celebrates its 100th year. While you’ve been gobbling kisses and S’mores fueled by Hershey’s bars [8], you’ve also been helping to support this unique school [6]. Their alumni have gone on to impact their communities as well. [9]

Hershey would like to say thanks [6]!


This week three LifeasMOM readers will each receive a basket filled with Hershey candies.

To Enter

Leave a comment on this post, telling us about a special mentor in your life.

Giveaway will be open until Sunday, October 25th at 8 pm, PST. Winners will be chosen randomly and notified via email and have 48 hours from time of email sent in order to claim their prize.

Congrats to winners: melissakeune@ alilbitoirish@ gracedeb1@

Disclosure: Hershey’s has provided me and three winners with a gift basket full of chocolate. I was not paid to publish positive comments. My opinions are my own. For more information, see my disclosure policy [11].

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