Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Kindness Bandit: Winter Gear Stockpiling
So the seasonal change is upon us and that means that the big box stores around town are having major sales on their winter gear. Normally this is just a good time to stock up on items in the right size for next year, but my mother had a much better idea---she decided to buy a bunch of baby winter clothes to drop off at the hospital this fall for new mothers who might be in need.
I was completely inspired and went to grab some more, only to find that the winter gear (originally priced at almost $20) was now $1! So I grabbed a ton of them.
My mother and I will continue to add to our stock pile when we happen to find these kinds of bargains in the following weeks and I have no doubt that many a crocheted cap and blanket will be in the pile before we make our delivery. I will report on our final stockpile when we make the drop off at the hospital later in the year.
I would love it if you joined me in copying my mother's great idea. Mittens, hats, etc. They needn't be exclusively for babies, maybe you can drop them off with a local charity, at a homeless shelter, church, soup kitchen, etc.