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August 21st, 2016 at 10:27 pm

I've been reading up a storm this summer. I finished book #67 for 2016 a few days ago. It was actually a fictional tome by John Grisham called "The Street Lawyer" and is about a very well paid attorney who decides to leave the big firm to help the homeless. I don't know why, but it truly spoke to me that perhaps I could do a little more than I do.

I put a challenge on Facebook asking people who crochet or knit to make either a hat or scarf and donate it to one of the organizations that helps our local homeless. I didn't ask for gloves because a friend of mine who manages the homeless center says that although anything is appreciated, they prefer specific lined gloves for the best protection for fingers. I did encourage anyone who didn't craft to perhaps purchase an item and donate it. I didn't want to leave anyone out.

It's kind of funny...the people who said they would get busy making something are the ones who aren't what you would call rich. Yet they are the ones who eagerly volunteered.

I found some beautiful soft yarn and started a scarf. I've made scarves before so I didn't go with a pattern. I wound up tearing it all out last night and starting over because I found an error. I really want it to be something nice for someone.

Anyway, do you respond to challenges like this? I do sometimes, but I don't like the ones that ask for a lot. Most folks I know unless they are broke don't mind donating one small thing or making one small thing.

5 Responses to “Facebook challenge”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm not usually challenged on Facebook, but the school often has ways for kids to give back to the community. We usually donate or assist with those events in the way that feels right for us.

  2. greenleaf Says:

    I read The Street Lawyer a long time ago- it's interesting how sometimes the right book comes at the right time to change your thinking

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I've never seen a facebook challenge like that on my feed! It's usually somebody is doing a fun run, please donate (if I know them well, then I do).

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    John Grisham Smile Smile
    Ok, over fandom here. I've never been challenged to donate/make something, but if I were, I'm not sure I'd even know how to make something for it! Would rather donate time or money (not doing something crafty which may or may not be up to someone elses standards ...)

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Frugal Texan, I did comment if someone wasn't crafty, perhaps they could purchase a hat or scarf would be nice!

    I think Grisham is a favorite of many.

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