This summer is just flying by and getting to take all those goodies to Joplin and drop them off was rewarding, especially after seeing firsthand the devastation to befall that area. It was heart breaking to see all the remnants of homes and downed trees scattered everywhere, even though it had all happened several weeks ago. The wounds were still obviously fresh and it was apparent how much these people needed any and all help they could get.
This time we collected clothes from our contributors and they are taking them to their local goodwill donation centers. Together we have cleaned out closets and surfed yard sales to come up with hundreds of dollars worth of clothes to donate this month. Helping those in need is a very liberating experience we are happy to be able to enjoy.
Donating clothes like this can be especially important for those in need, especially the donation of new, in the bag underwear and well-cleaned new/used socks because often these items get overlooked as donations. They are a necessity for everyone though. So knowing we are helping provide these necessities adds to that warm fuzzy feeling helping others gives.
What are your plans for giving back to the community and do you have any suggestions or favorite charities you would like to see us consider for in the future?