Today I pulled out the totes of baby clothes. I thought I’d get them all washed and put away this afternoon then use the empty totes to store my older kids winter clothes.
It was a great plan. Until I realized that I have more newborn clothes (we’re talking five-to-nine pounds, not even the zero-to-three-months stuff) than can fit in my large-sized washer. I figured that my baby could go through three outfits a day during her “newborn phase” and I’d never have to wash. At all. Period.
Now think about the people in Japan. Think about having NOTHING. Think about not being able to change your clothes because you don’t have anything besides what you’re wearing.
There are a million ways to help those people, places to donate online, projects where you can volunteer your time if you don’t have money. And if the warm fuzzy feeling you get for doing good isn’t quite enough, there are some really awesome auctions. Take Rachael Harrie’s Write Hope for instance.
Some of the items up for bid are: critiques and conversations with real agents, signed copies of books and arcs, page reviews from authors. The link to the post is here.
If you have some other suggestions for awesome ways to help, let me know.
Thanks and Happy Friday.
Such a great post. It’s so easy to forget that not everyone has the conveniences we do. I don’t know of any other writer-themed auctions, but Write Hope is such a great idea.
Lindsay N. Currie
What a beautiful post Becky. Write Hope sounds awesome and yes, I’m seeing some amazing things up for bid there!
Brianne & Jarod
I just want you to know how awesome you are. I have missed a lot in the blogging world lately, and I am AMAZED at what you have done with yours! LOVE YOU!
@Brianne: Thanks for dropping by! You’ll have to check the post on Wallace Dialect. I’m sure you’ll get a kick out of that one.
I’ll check these out!
I’m looking forward to Write Hope. It’s such a wonderful idea and way to help!!
Hi Becky, your blog post was very moving! Thanks so much for helping to spread the word about Write Hope – we really appreciate it.