"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, August 27, 2009

Donate Old Coats

The project:
Clean out the winter closet and donate last year's coats to the local shelter thrift store.

A few minutes to sort, a few minutes to deliver on our chores round.

Why bother?
Coats are expensive, and while our girls have managed to wear theirs for several years (I bought them large, plus they had expansion sleeves), we've kept them in great shape. They'll be ideal for other little girls.

There are shelters and schools and any number of organizations throughout the country that can help you find a home for your old (but still usable) coats. Check One Warm Coat for some leads (it doesn't have anything for my area, but maybe for yours), or any of these stories for more information.

Worth it?
Yes (though I confess it's sometimes really tough for me to give up the things the little girls used through such great memory-making times - silly me)

Photo courtesy Jason Stanbery under Creative Commons License.

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