I can't get over the generosity I am experiencing today. My mom called me yesterday to tell me that a woman she knew was pregnant and desperately seeking help to clothe her unborn child. I won't go into any details as to save this poor woman from embarrassment, but needless to say my mom was compelled to do something about it. So I told her I'd go through Kate's belongings, as my family has so generously donated most of her things and figured, she already has too many toys and I did keep some of my nephew's boy clothes. I also posted a note on Facebook letting my friends know I was looking for items to donate. It bothered me, and my mind was racing all night thinking, there must be something else I can do... *bulb!* I'll post a "Want-Ad" on usedottawa.com.
24 hours later... I got a playpen, a baby carrier, a baby monitor, a mobile, curtains, blankets, bottles, a pump, a diaper bag, new soothers, teddy bears, diapers and some clothes! Granted I don't have all these things in hand yet - but I am excited at the fact, that I am in fact going to be able to make a difference in this woman's life and the life of her little boy. Guess I'm pulling through on one of my resolutions after-all! To just be a better person. :)
If you are in the Ottawa area and would like to help, please leave a comment and I will get back to you. Any items that I end up doubling will surely find a home to another needy family. Happy New Year!