"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Project Linus #4: Panhandling for a Cause

So, eventually we'll probably end up just shelling out for batting so we can finish our quilts and get them in the right hands. But today, I spent some time spreading the word about Project Linus.

The project:
Posted "wanted" ads in various forums in an effort to secure batting for our quilting projects for the project.

30 minutes
I posted on Craigslist and Freecycle. We also hit up the local craft stores, but they weren't interested in donating "in this economy."

Why bother?
Batting's not cheap. OK...it's cheap, but not if you want to buy much of it. And the idea of Charitable Deeds is to help our fellow human beings, not necessarily at the expense of the grocery budget. We're donating material and time. Eventually, we'll probably have to shell for batting, too, but if someone has it in their closet or attic or Grandma's garage, why let it go to waste?

Worth it?
We'll see! :)

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