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Pardon the rambling today. I wanted to reach out and write something, but I am battling some type of sickness. The thoughts are pure, but my mind is a little tired and clouded with medicine. Please be forgiving for any mistakes.... =)
As the seasons change, we are still here helping. Sometimes we don't update our page with immediate needs as much as we should...but week after week, boxes are still heading from one beloved child to another - easing the burden on the mother.
I was talking to my husband lately about how many companies are involved in the idea of giving back. From credit card companies to banks, its great...but it does seem like a increase from what we would normally see. He had an interesting perspective on the whole phenomena. He said that giving back or helping another is pure, innocent and deep down inside we all know it's the right way. As we live our lives further and further away from that with some of the garbage reality TV, greed everywhere, and a loss of many values in our culture, there is a part of us that seeks to hold on that which is good and true.
I don't know if that is true or not, but it makes for an interesting discussion. We talked for awhile about if we know it's the right way, what's the difficulty? We talked about us ourselves and how no matter how much you make, you automatically adjust your lifestyle to account for that new money. We talked about our own path and whether we help as much as we should and how to know. We didn't come upon any answers, but sometimes it helps to just reflect on it all.
That's a totally different conversation that one I had with a girlfriend of mine a few days ago. We were out talking about life and I mentioned my charity and she talked about one that her husband was involved in. She said, "I don't think it's about looking for ways to give back, but rather those that are put in your path to make sure that you see those and help those on their way."
I guess in the end, it doesn't matter. Your way won't be my way and vice versa. That's kind of how it goes in life. So, just help where you yourselves are called to help and this world will be a better place. :)
That being said, if you ARE called to help through Pass It On, Baby! please check your closets as you move from Winter to Spring and your kiddos outgrown their sizes. There are many children who don't have enough clothes to get them through a season. You would likely be shocked at how many people we hear from whose children have nothing but torn and worn children. I have four older boys. My third son has quite a few pairs of jeans...but he ALWAYS plays on his knees. The other day I took out all the pants that had holes in the knees - I think it was more than five pairs! Now, we are fortunate that we usually can hand down from son to son and also buy more clothing when we need it. But really - five pairs? If you were hurting to provide the basics - there is no way you could replace that immediately.
The other day we heard from a woman who was a lot like many of us. She loved to shop and took great pride in how she clothed her children and their appearance. She came across our site and was so happy that she could take those clothes that she had dressed her own children up in and pass them on to another mother who could hopefully feel the same pride. She was passing along all the time and the love she had taken to carefully choose each and every outfit for her daughter and son. It made that feeling that she loved with her own kiddos move onward and carry on.
We are fortunate that you care. That you help. That you reach out for these kiddos. Thank you so very much.
In love and kindness,
Email Elizabeth & Heather
How we work
We are an online community of kind-hearted individuals who directly donate gently loved children's clothes to mothers who could use a little kindness. The wonderful donating mothers lovingly box up the clothes that they once loved their own kiddos in and send them for another mother to love on her children via the US Mail - Parcel Post. If you are in need, know someone in need or want to help by donating, please contact us at email@example.com. If you can't do any of these but would like to spread our message - thank you kindly! ~ Elizabeth & Heather