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Thursday, November 20, 2008

a triple win - you, me, and those in need

Around the holidays each year, my thoughts turn to charitable giving. I am blessed to live a comfortable life, and I am grateful that I have enough discretionary income to knit, spin, take photos, and travel to see my fiber friends. Yet I know that there are many who struggle to afford even the basic needs of life.

This year, with especially difficult economic circumstances, food banks are anticipating greater demand for their services this winter. In lieu of exchanging Christmas gifts, my extended family is donating cash to a food bank instead.

I thought this would also be a good opportunity to do some destashing. I've gone through my stash to see what I can part with, and I will donate 50% of the asking price to a food bank.

This is a triple win!
  • A win for you, because you get some new yarn but know that half of that price will go to feed the hungry.
  • A win for me, because I get to clear out my stash and make a bigger charitable donation this year.
  • A win for the food banks, because cash is the most valuable donation they can receive. With cash, they can buy food at wholesale prices. Not only can they get more "bang for the buck" at wholesale prices, but they can also buy items that they need the most.

Take a look at what I’ve got for sale in my stash for sale page on Ravelry, and remember that half of that price will go directly to a food bank to help the hungry during the holiday season!

Lots of good stuff is there ...

And more!

PM/email for more info or shipping prices. Thanks for looking!

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  • I like the idea of making a donation in lieu of buying gifts for extended family members. Thanks for the suggestion.

    By Blogger Carole Knits, at 2:44 PM  

  • I'd be interested in the Dream in Color skein....
    dtisinger [at] gmail

    By Anonymous danielle, at 9:41 AM  

  • My charitable presents are to animal shelters...I always put that on the top of my christmas lists...donate in my name. This is a wonderful idea also!

    By Anonymous danielle, at 9:42 AM  

  • We donated a box of food to Neatnik's school for distribution to the food bank last week. Each child was also requested to make a monetary donation of a couple of dollars. After the turkey and stuff was purchased, the school gave the food bank over $200 cash plus the largest shipment of food stuffs in their history. Yay for the moms and dads and kids who pulled this together!

    By Blogger trek, at 10:28 AM  

  • I don't see anything there that I need, although I am reminded that I owe you yarn.

    By Blogger Lucia, at 2:26 PM  

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