Evidently there is a woman in our community who upcycles clothespins into donations. The best part is that the Healdsburg Animal Shelter, Senior Center, Boys & Girls Club and Food Pantry will all benefit from her kindness. The second best part is that I get to keep the cute Christmas clothespin!
At the local recycle center 80 empty water bottles will get you a whopping 4 bucks.
At the Samaritans Purse website that whopping 4 bucks will provide a child with milk for an entire week.
You Should Do It.
Tomorrow kicks off the national collection week for Operation Christmas Child – although for many of us this project actually begins in July, when it’s still hot outside and most people aren’t thinking about Christmas.
Today our small church exchanged our normal Sunday morning service for a box packing service – everyone of every age participated. Two hours and 1200 shoe boxes later we had turned a small congregation into world-wide missionaries, sending hope to children all over the world.
I sometimes use the words upcycle and recycle interchangeably, much like Alanis Morissette uses ironic and coincidence? or some other word. Today I want to talk about the similar sounding ? freecycle.
Whatever your celebratory beliefs concerning Halloween, of all the holidays, it is arguably the high holy day of upcycling.
I read an article by Tom Szaky proposing another option to the traditional ideas of upcycling.
The idea is brilliant: Collect Scotch Tape dispensers from the public and give them back to 3M to use for the exact same use they were before?tape dispensers.
Ok, so I?m inspired.
I hate to shop, but…
? if you could find all manner of stuff you needed – everything from the brand name classic to the completely funky, and it was all arranged by item and color, in an immaculately clean shop and every time you bought something it helped people, you’d have to do it, right?
This my friends is the Goodwill store in Santa Rosa.