I'm always searching for new ways to give back and help others out. I make my yearly donations to the MS society and St. Jude. I would give (monetarily) so much more...if we had it. Instead, I participate in events such as Relay for Life and the Alzheimer's walk and depend on friends and relatives to help to raise money for these worthy causes. I'm always looking for ways to help out, doing whatever I can to help others and feeling lucky for the situation we are in. We have plenty of food. Hubster has a full time job and I have a part time job. The kids are healthy, we have a home, and we have plenty of clothes for each season.
Others are not as fortunate.
I've been fortunate to meet some wonderful people since I started blogging and one of them is Sandy from Travelling Suitcase. She takes us all on each trip she's taken, tells us the good and bad of each trip and shares beautiful pictures that make us feel like we were there with her. It's truly a lot of fun...but she does more than travel.
Bridge and Beyond Project is Sandy's way of giving back. She is very concerned with the amount of homeless people in her community (and everywhere) and has set up a site to help the homeless men living under a bridge in central Ohio. She has set specific goals on hats, mittens and scarves for these men and with the weather in Ohio getting cold early this year, she needs our help.
If you knit or know someone who does, please visit Bridge and Beyond Project and shoot Sandy an e-mail letting her know you'd like to help out. I told her I had some baby and Children's hats that I made on my Nifty Knitter and she said she could use those as well. They also try to help out women and children that are cared for at a free clinic in her area. The point being, I am no fancy knitter, but anything we can do is appreciated and used.