It's time to start Project Service Project!
My maiden voyage into service-giving will be through making Humanitarian Kits for our church's Humanitarian Services. It's something I've wanted to do for a long time, but for whatever reason, I just haven't ever gotten around to it.
Until now... (please read with your best Don LaFontaine voice)
Because I lack any sense of scope or perspective, I will be making all three types of kits: a hygiene kit, a newborn kit and a school kit, and aiming to have completed them by August 31st. Of this year.
Let's be honest, it's not the buying and assembling part of this that is daunting to me. I could shop professionally. I could shop for Norway, England and the USA combined. What does concern me is that there is going to be sewing involved. And as much as I'd like to be, I am not much of a seamstress, which means that I will be expanding my horizons a bit. Which in turn means that there will be anger, frustration, self-doubt and self-loathing served with a side of naughty words. But, as I keep trying to tell myself:
Besides, isn't service and giving at its very best when it costs you something a little more than just money?
Speaking of which, I wanted to open this one up to you guys! Specifically those of you who live in my area. If you'd like to put together a kit of your own, or have any of the necessary items that go into them, feel free to contact me, and I'd be happy to drop your donations off with my own and save you the trip.
And even if you're not in my area and would like to take part, here is a list of places in the Western US where you can take your donations, or you can mail them here.
PS, if you're feeling all Mormoned out by now, take heart, little friend! I'll be back next month with a less churchy service project. Service just happens to be a HUGE part of what our church does, and what I believe in.
Images borrowed here and here.