Psalm 37:7

"Be still and rest in the LORD;

Wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him."

-Psalm 37:7

Friday, January 16, 2009

Mind if someone slobbers on your blanket?

The Bite
Not if you were getting rid of it anyway, right? Take used items such as towels or Granny's fur coat to a nearby animal shelter, where cats, dogs, rabbits, and other animals can use them as bedding. You save landfill space and get closer to losing your buzz-kill reputation.

The Benefits
* Sheltering shelters from the financial crisis. Donating will help free up needed funds for other uses, such as health care.

* Fur-getting guilt over trash. Tattered towels might otherwise end up in the landfill.

Personally Speaking
In haste, Jen bought a big, cheap, puffy poly-fill jacket when she moved to chilly MT a few years ago. When it came time to retire it, it was too shabby for Goodwill, but not for her local animal shelter.

Wanna Try?
* Find a shelter and call ahead to see which items it accepts, then take blankets, furs, jackets, pillows, and towels their way.

* Humane Society - its Coats for Cubs program accepts used furs through the mail. Or bring them to any Buffalo Exchange store and it'll donate them for you.

* Many animal shelters will also accept cleaning supplies, pet food, plastic bags, and used gloves.

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