"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

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Donate Underwear to Shelter

The project:
Donate new, unopened packages of women's underwear to local shelter.

A few minutes to buy, a few minutes to drop.

Why bother?
It may sound odd. I mean, of ALL things, right? But in the early 1970s, one of my moms was the victim of a devastating house fire. While away from the home taking care of an emergency involving one of her children, the house burned to the ground, taking everything with it. Out of that devastation came a lifelong friendship - with a woman who donated, yes, underwear. Turns out that when you lose EVERYTHING in a fire or another emergency that doesn't allow packing time, underwear are in pretty high demand.

Worth it?

Photo courtesy Taylor McKnight under Creative Common license.

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