It takes eight hair donations to make one wig. This is the new me after the hair cut.
If I only trim it from now until April 2013, I may have enough hair for another pony tail to donate.
I feel a responsibility to donate or give back to my community. I have also canvassed door-to-door for the Manitoba Alzheimer's Society and the Cancer Society. I sew and donate Alzheimer touch quilts. I give my used clothing and household goods to diabetes. We have a Brandon community website that has a "wishes" section. I have granted wishes for sewing machines, a web camera and art supplies. Here on my blog I provide free electronic (out of print) sewing machine manuals, some sewing tips, tutorials and sewing machine information. I make tea towels and oven mitts which I give away to the local soup kitchen. We recycle plastics, paper and metals. We have composted in the past, but it was too smelly for us. Our used unwanted furniture is donated to a local charity that helps immigrant families get settled in their new Brandon homes.
I would love to read your comments on what you do in your community to support charities or just to lend others a hand up. I prefer to give a hand up rather than a hand out. How do you feel about that?