Friday, August 28, 2009

Goody Bags

Tabitha over at is spreading goody bag madness. Would you like to join her?

The basic idea of her group designed to spread kindness is to make or collect a lot of little "goodies" that are donated to different hospitals or wherever. She gives a lot of hints on what types of things to give, where and how to give them, etc. She's full of life and enthusiasm and is very inspiring.

Please go check it out. Who can you make a goody bag for today? Or can you do a drive to collect goodies that can be handed out to those who need them? What have you done to promote kindness today?

Monday, August 24, 2009

Helping Others

I was reading over at The Prudent Homemaker and ran across a page of hers that talks about how to help others when you're having your own difficulty.

She has a ton of great budget philanthropy ideas, some really creative ways to help others. The key point is to look deep within yourself -- at your strengths and your talents -- and find ways to use these to benefit others.

What are your strengths and talents? Check out Prudent Homemakers Helping Others page to see if any of yours are listed there.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Craft Hope

Craft Hope Spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time I am thrilled to have recently learned about a web site called Craft Hope.

It's a faith-based program in which people from all over join up to hand-craft items for a certain cause, such as making sock monkeys for kids at a burn camp, dolls for needy children, blankets and pillowcases, etc.

The response to the projects is fabulous and so touching. If you are crafty or know someone who is, I hope you will spread the word about this site. It's really wonderful.

I wish I knew how to sew! I'm waiting for a new project to come up that hopefully involves crocheting so I can participate. (A couple of years ago our local children's hospital had a crochet and knitted hat project that I joined -- so much fun and really gratifying. I highly recommend it!)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

3/50 Project

I read about this project over at Thinking Out Loud.

The 3/50 Project is about saving your local economy. It's frequently tempting to shop online because it's easy to check for the absolute best prices and see a greater variety than a local store might have. But only shopping online has a significant impact on your local economy, the number of jobs available in your community and spreads out like ripples in the water.

The project is very simple... it proposes that you pick your three favorite stores that you want to support and be sure you spend a small amount of money each month in those stores. The site shows some statistics on how just a small amount spent with consistent effort can have an impact.

If you love your city and your neighborhood, check out the 3/50 Project and pass the word!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Kellogg Feeds America

I ran across a site where you can donate $5 for free. Sort of.

At the Kellogg web site if you donate $5 for the Feeding America program, Kellogg will give you back $5 in coupons. Effectively, that means you've made your donation for free!

So, go check it out and help Kellogg feed America!