The other day I was driving in my toasty warm silver bullet, (that'd be my mini-van), I passed a few people trudging along in the blustery wind.
It was probably 28 degrees out and I was suddenly impressed by the thought of how lucky I am to have a warm house with heat and food to go home to every night. I've never had to look for a warm place to sleep or wonder where my next meal would come from.
This Thanksgiving I will remember to be incredibly thankful.
Today I have a call to action for all my furniture peeps in the Spokane area.
This morning I was at
the Spokane Community Warehouse at 919 E. Trent.
This is a charity organization which helps homeless families and individuals get back into their own homes/apartments. It provides everything they need to get started:
furniture, kitchen stuff, household items . . .
Last time I was there it was packed.
This is what I saw today.
See all those kitchen tables and dressers?
Naw, me neither.
OOOOH--Look at that Gorgie-goo bed!!
Oh, my bad. Bay is empty.
Hey! They've got desks!
We'll all just sit, eat, and sleep on a desk!
(I did sleep on an army cot for my entire sophomore year of H.S. But it was by choice.
Teenagers, they're funny creatures.)
What they desperately need right now is fully functioning furniture with all the parts!
No broken or missing pieces.
Mattresses & Beds
Sofas and love seats
Pots and Pans (but not mixing bowl or baking type stuff)
Cash donations to help people with gas bills and such.
They'll be open till Wednesday mid-day and then close for the holiday, opening again on the following Monday.
I know I have some kitchen tables which I'll run over on Monday. I bet I'm not the only one with a piece of furniture tucked in a corner waiting for me to make a decision on it. So, if you can spare something, please consider taking it over to their warehouse this week. Help someone else get into a warm home by Christmas.
Yep. I'm laying it on thick.
But it's all for a good cause
so you'll just have to forgive me. ;P