I'm back!

Sep. 25th, 2012 10:47 am
wrenstarling: A light effect gull in flight on a black background (Default)
[personal profile] wrenstarling
Although it's the end of the month, I made it back in September. In addition to the move (from which I am far from unpacked; I just got my cards unpacked today!), my grandmother, whom I was very close to, passed away. In honor of her, this month I will be asking that you support the draw by donating to Meals on Wheels. (I will provide a link to their donation page.) The draw will be tomorrow, Wednesday, the 26th; I wanted to give you advance notice so you didn't miss it!

Date: 2012-09-25 04:03 pm (UTC)
moonvoice: (totem - two ravens)
From: [personal profile] moonvoice
My condolences for the loss of your grandmother. It's so hard to lose a family member, especially when you're so close. I hope you're moving through this time okay, and that you're supported. *offers hugs*

Date: 2012-09-25 06:27 pm (UTC)
finch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] finch
Sympathies on your loss, especially at a time that's so stressful for other reasons.

Date: 2012-09-26 01:40 am (UTC)
acelightning: purple glowing candle (candle)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
I'll drop by tomorrow, of course!

I buy frozen meat that shipped in heavy-duty styrofoam coolers (much stronger, and bigger, than the ones you can buy in the supermarket), and I had a big pile of them that I needed to get rid of. I had trouble finding an organization that would take them, but I wound up donating them to a non-denominational charity in the next town over that, among its other services, provides "meals on wheels" to elderly and disabled persons. They were very happy to get the foam coolers, as each one will hold a generous amount of food, and they can always use more. So from now on they're getting my leftover coolers.

I don't know whether their "meals on wheels" is affiliated in any way with Meals On Wheels, though :-(

Date: 2012-09-26 07:40 pm (UTC)
acelightning: lightning bolt in a blue-purple sky, the word 'lightning' flashing (lightning)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
I've posted my request :-)

I really like this local charity. They provide meals for "shut-ins", and also daily buffet-style meals at their location, and a food pantry. They collect gently used business clothing, and give it to people who need decent clothes to wear to job interviews, and they also do employment counseling and job-finding. They also provide donated winter coats for adults and children. They help people through the bureaucratic mazes of applying for all the various forms of public assistance. And they are entirely free of religous affiliation. If I had a way to get there, I'd volunteer with them, but at least I can give them all my excess foam coolers!

Date: 2012-09-27 05:48 am (UTC)
acelightning: shiny purple plate with cartoon flatware (eats03)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
They're called Lunch Break. They're very local, which is one of the reasons I like them.

Date: 2012-09-27 05:01 pm (UTC)
acelightning: banknotes of many nations (money)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
Ironically, I found out about them when I thought I might be needing that sort of services myself.


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