Before I get started on a recap of what my last few days of giving were, I’d like to say that if you would like to participate, even just this week to honor the Day of Love (who said it had to be limited to romantic love?) – the Random Acts of Kindness people have issued an Extreme Kindness Challenge. From February 14-20, perform an act of kindness each day. Who’s in?
Friday, Feb 11 – My giving today was an item for St. Monica’s Girls Home in Kenya. My dear friend Rocky Turner runs this orphanage that is home to 34 girls. They also pay for the girls’ schooling, and always need school supplies. One of the items on their wish list is a scientific calculator. I just happen to have a barely-used old one of my daughter’s, and so I wrapped it up to send to Rocky as my giving for the day.
But I don’t want to stop there! The girls at St. Monica’s always need a number of items, and I intend to gather more together to send. If you’d like to help, and can donate any of the items on the list below (either that you already have or can pick up inexpensively at stores such as Target or Wal Mart), please let me know. I will be happy to come pick your donations up (as long as you live in Austin!), or I can give you a mailing address (U.S.) for your donation. Thank you!
- Fruit of the Loom Sports Bras (at Wal Mart)
- Danskin Bike Shorts (at Wal Mart)
- Wood Pencils (at Target)
- Ballpoint Pens in red, black and blue (at Target)
- Erasers (at Office Depot)
- Scissors (at Office Depot)
- Rulers (at Office Depot)
- Flip Flops (at Target)