Spring is here, and it’s time to sift through our stuff, letting go of the excess. A lot of it is easy to let go of; stuff that is broken, stuff that is worn out, stuff that we don’t like.
But what about the rest? The stuff that is “perfectly good” and “you might need it someday” — but in the meantime, it’s taking up space in your home and your mind. With the uncertainty and financial hardships that are so prevalent now, it becomes even more tempting to hoard what we have. But the reality is that there is also an increased need for us to give.
So I’ve come up with a little contest — if you participate, I’ll enter your name into a random drawing for a little bit of handmade yumminess by yours truly. 🙂
- Between March 26th, 2009 and April 26, 2009 — choose 38 items to donate to the charity (or charities) of your choice. (Why 38? Because it rhymes with donate. 😉 And because it’s a large enough number to push us out of our comfort zone, but is small enough to be attainable.)
- Leave a comment here on this blog post listing What you donated, Who you gave it to, and When you dropped it off. Include a way for me to contact you if you win. (email, ravelry name, blog link, etc.)
- Paired items count as one (ie, a pair of shoes is one) but a set of items that can be used individually (say a set of 4 glasses) can be counted individually.
- They need to be “good” stuff. (Jeans that are about to pop at the knees don’t count. The new ones that have been in your closet for a year, unworn, while you wish you could drop a few pounds, do. In other words, donate the items that you’d like to receive yourself.)
- Handmade counts, if you’re using something you already have (say, stash yarn) to make something “good” (like hats, preemie blankets, or kitty cuddles) to donate.
- Your time counts. Even if you’re unable to donate an actual item, consider giving an hour of your time.
Please spread the word! Let’s see how many of us can participate. I look forward to being amazed by you!