December 20, 2013
Lisa – who helped a friend serve a meal at their local Neighbor 2 Neighbor group for the homeless.
Kim – who saw a cold bell ringer at the grocery store and went home and knit him a scarf.
Janet - who took all of her loose change to a coin machine and turned it into supermarket gift cards for senior clients.
Betty – who did two RAK’s. She shoveled her neighbor’s sidewalk and driveway, and knit 6 baby hats for the hospital.
Windy – who dropped off pet food and extra blankets at her local humane center.
Barbara’s mom Kathy – who was in a waiting room where someone admired the lace scarf she was making, so she asked for the lady’s address and sent it off to her when it was done.
Bonny – who helped four of her neighbors shovel their sidewalks and driveways.
Alicia – who noticed the Angel Tree at their church still had tags left, so she took 4 of them and bought coats for new refugee families. (It always makes me sad when I see a few leftover tags still on Angel Trees. I like what Alicia did, and I will be on the lookout for this next year.)
Michelle – who, along with her husband, took a man shopping when he showed up at their church and needed help.
Geraldine – who gave an extra bike to someone whose bike had been stolen.
Jan – who filled a grocery bag with food for the food pantry and included lots of vegetables.
Carolyn – who spent an evening collecting and sorting food for her local food pantry.
Judy – who buys books for some of the behaviorally challenged students in her school.
Christine – who sent a special gift to a friend who had recently experienced a loss in her life.
Of course there are more in the comments on that blog post – pop over and read them all and also check out the ones from the week before! We randomly drew a name to win one of the Blue Sky Alpaca Royal Petit Kits, and that goes to Denise in IN, who finished the mittens she was working on for the Caring Tree and them promptly fell and broke her finger. Despite this, she also cleaning out closets and added 5 winter coats to the Caring Tree, as well as encouraging 2 of her co-workers to do the same.
Thanks to all of you for the inspiration. Leave a comment below and let us know what you have done this week (or in the coming few days) and we’ll do another drawing and one more RAK post next week. I know this is a hard time for many, and the small things we do to encourage one another can really make a difference.