A few of you have already pm'ed me about my "You Matter Project" and have offered (or already sent things) for it. Let me be the first to say that the ladies have ALL been so excited to make things with your de-stash's!
We have one lady who has spent the past 5 weeks in the hospital due to being beaten so badly. We took her a small box of things over the weekend and let me tell you, she cried so hard when she found out that total stranger's thought enough of her to donate things.
Today, when this same lady was visited by some member's of the, "You Matter Project", she was smiling and had made 3 cards to remind herself that she DOES matter. She has them proudly posted up on her mini bullitin board in her hospital room. Her doctor's & nurse's have said that, "she has been giving the renewed will to fight hard through her physical therapy and has shown much progress over the past few days. With continued progress, it's hopeful that she will be released from the hospital in the next couple of weeks."
THAT right there, is the reason that I founded this local project. People DO matter!
So, in an effort to continue this gift, I humbly ask each of you to think about donating some of your purged supplies to efforts such as this. Perhaps you could find a local shelter or advocacy center and start your own local project. Or, if you do not have the time to do that, but would still like to partake, you are more than welcome to send things our way. Trust me, they will make a huge difference. Here's the addy to send thing to:
"The You Matter Project"
c/o Christi Usher
P.O. Box 244
Etna, NY 13062
Happy Purging & Many Blessings,