Still playing with My Minds Eye Hip Hip Hooray collection. So here's a few more that I've done.
So, I guess you could say, I make lots of cards. More than I can use, even if I sent them to everyone I know. So I've come across a local no kill cat shelter up in Eustiss, called the Cat Protection Society. Since all four of my furbabies were strays at one time, no kill shelters are something I am willing to support.
This one, has a retail shop where they sell donated items to raise money to run the shelter. So, I've decided that I will put the cards in individual baggies and bring them by for the shelter to sell, this way they will stay clean yet still be visible for people to decide which to purchase. In my eyes, it's kind of the best of both worlds -- I still can make cards and not feel guilty about the overabundance, and I'll be helping out a worthy cause.
From their website, they also recycle and take in aluminum cans, so I'm starting to save those for them, and they have many items listed on their wishlist, that I may not personally use, but through couponing may be able to get a good price and donate.
In this economy, I may not have much in discretionary income, but there are lots of ways I can think of to help out this charity without spending huge amounts of money. I urge you to find a local charity that resonates with you (or take a look at this one), and see how you can help. I know for many, money is tight, but it is tight for charities as well.
In January, I said I'd commit to doing 13 acts of Kindness over the course of the year, so this is one thing I will do that will go towards that goal. For me, even thought I will probably donate throughout the year, I'll count this as 1 of those acts of kindness.
Well, that's all I have for now, tonight is the car show hopefully so that'll be good.