Monday, January 20, 2014

I'm turning 50 in February

I knew the time would come when I would get to be 50. I'm ok with facing this milestone birthday, but it did make me stop and think about what I wanted the celebration to look like. I don't want to be the center of attention, I don't really want presents and I love helping others.

After some consideration and brain-storming, this is what I want to do...I want to give my birthday away!

I've talked in the past about Joe's Addiction and my friend, Jamie Zumwalt. Channel 4 picked them as a Pay it Forward recipient and that was fun! But $400 goes quickly and that was a while ago. And I love giving presents!

Here's where I need your help. I want to put together 50 presents to give away. I want them to be a blessing to those who receive them so I enlisted Jamie's help in making this list. 

I'll buy the boxes and do the wrapping, you can help me with filling them!

Wanting 50 of each: So far I have
hats -  41 
gloves - 46 pairs
socks - 30 pairs
handwarmers - 46 
scarves - 31 
blankets - 26 
chapstick - 57 
earbuds - 16 

The first 7 are necessities for those without homes, the earbuds are just for fun and providing a little fun for these precious folks makes me happy.

So will you help? Leave a comment on this blog, I'll get in touch. If you know me in real life, call me or stop by my house. Catch me on Twitter @glynis_crawford. I'll need everything by February 1st.

We can do this and it will be the best 50 year celebration I can imagine. I will have cake at Joe's on Sunday, February 23rd at 3:00 pm and you can come share in the joy.  Joe's is located at 1806 SE 59th, just east of I-35. 

AND Thank you.