I am just one of those people that needs to keep going most of the time! When I get flustered I need to go do something, not sit around and keep thinking about it. If you follow me on Facebook you will often here me mention that I am off to the thrift store, not to shop though :).
When left my ex and we had to split custody of the kids I was okay with it in the sense that he loves them & they need the time with him, but it took some adjusting to having alone time! I tried to fill it with sewing, but sometimes I’m just not in the mood.
So I decided to try out one of the things I loved doing before I had lots of kids, volunteering!
For the past few years I have been volunteering a few hours a week at a small local thrift store while the kids are at their dads, preschool or while then nap (hubby works from home). During the holidays I didn’t get to do it much & honestly the store wasn’t getting many kids clothes donations (I am in charge of their kids clothes & help with toys & crafts). Well the last few days instead of sewing like mad I took a break & went and got to work! The donations had been so sparse that the rack was literally just about empty! Thanks to donations in the last week & one awesome lady who donated about 1/2 of this I was able to completely pack our kids clothing rack for the first time in months! And for one of the first times since I started doing this is is with NICE, CLEAN clothes. Not the usual play clothes or 30 year old clean out the attic stuff either.
I am the most excited because I know we have people who really need this stuff that are constantly in looking & asking if we have anything. Seeing the look on an excited parents face when they find a bunch of nice clothes that fit for a good price makes my day, especially when I personally know some of them are going through very rough times right now!
I just wanted to share and say THANK YOU to all those people who donate their children’s clothes that still have lots of life left in them!