One of my friends on Facebook posted a meme last week. That meme read "Pray for the Homeless this winter."
My thoughts were: Praying is fine but what are we actually going to DO to help the homeless and how can we do it locally? I went online and found COTS and loved their mission statement: "We believe: in the value and dignity of every human life; that housing is a fundamental human right; and that emergency shelter is not the solution to homelessness." Boom. There we had it. The organization we wanted to support.
Now how to help and what to do? Then we had it: soap. Everybody needs soap. About every 15 seconds, a child dies from a disease that could have been prevented with proper hygiene. Scary to think that one little bar of soap could have saved a life. Or helped somebody get ready for an interview or simply just take a shower with a bit of a luxury soap.
So going forward, we're going to donate 100 soaps each quarter and hope to make a bit of a difference. One bar of soap at a time.
Happy Holidays from all of us at Vermont Cowgirl!