Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Update!

Wow...it has been a while! I think I am recovered from the holidays and vacationing a bit...now time to get back to real life! Sorry for such a long absence of posting.

I just wanted to let you know Dollars for Diapers was able to make our first donation in December! Yea!!

We were able to donate a couple packages of diapers to a family in Mississippi that fell on some hard times with the shift in the economy. As you know a lot of people are out of work or have had a cut back in hours and that is exactly what happened to this family. They were just having a hard time making ends meet. They just recently had a baby and have 3 other children as well. The small donation was just a little help...a little push to keep them going. They were able to save 30 bucks or so to put towards something else they really needed. While it is not a huge amount of savings or a life changing event...every little bit helps and by small and simple things do great things come to pass.

Thanks to Emily up in Utah and Linda in Mississippi for your donations that went towards this family!! Though this family does not know who you are, they have gratitude in their hearts for you and your willingness to give!

So far this is where we stand. Things are slow but I have been encouraged by the amount of buttons I have seen on blogs of people I don't know...as well as "followers" I have never met. Thank you to those of you have posted buttons and contributed posts to this cause.

I did anticipate this is how it would all start out. Many times I have thought of just pressing "delete" on this blog and pretending I never had it up here. It seems daunting at times. But my sister stopped me and told me I can not give up. And she is right. I have not set out to change the world. I have only set out to do some good where I have seen there to be a need...so press on I will. I hope you will all stick with me and hopefully we will see the numbers grow.

If you have a chance pass the word on again...do a post...send an e-mail...get a button on your site if you haven't already. And then think about how much ACTIVE time you can give...get some donations generated...if you don't do it for Dollars for Diapers then do it for something else! When you think you are at the end of your giving...dig deep and give a little more!

3 comments:

K said...

Changing the world is a pretty big task that seems nearly impossible to most of us, but changing someone's day is infinitely more do-able. We can do that. The Girl Scout diaper drive starts in February, and I'll keep you updated on that.

Brandi said...

You are awesome! Don't give up. I will do what you need me to in our area. Let me know

Alli said...

I think this is an awsome thing and you should keep it up.. I have confidence that its only a matter of time before this takes off.