Crochet Partners Charity Base
I have taken on the job of setting up the new charity database for my online group, Crochet Partners. Wow! I had no idea how many charities were out there, or how many of our members are truly involved in the running of these organizations. We're starting w/the members requesting a charity they work with or donate to being listed in our database. One of the first things I am doing, is going to the website and looking to see what they do and how we can help. Each time, I've made a mental note to send a scarf or mittens, or granny square.
It's almost overwhelming how much need there is in the richest nation on the globe. Almost makes me feel guilty about living in a nice house, that is warm and dry, driving a 10 yr old car with heat, a/c, and tunes. I can afford my hobbies, clothes, food, and some entertainment. I have cable tv and internet.
So many have so little, so I guess, in our own way, each of us does what we can to relieve some of the suffering of others.
The thing I'm trying to teach myself is I can't help them all. So I need to pick a charity and focus on that one. That doesn't mean that when someone puts out a call for a blue granny square for a special reason, that I won't grab my hook and an envelope to send it in.