Not a bad post.
Prompted by a tweet from Volunteer Canada, they said you can't volunteer at a food bank, or Christmas meal in November or December. They are booked with volunteers well ahead. That made me think.
Today is International Volunteer day.
|Perth: Dignity Day Hospice|
I give monthly to organizations, such as the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Kiva.org has been a wonderful place for microloans.
I loathe going through cash checkouts where they ask me to donate $2 to some cause or another. Nope! I make my choices, and select charities whose practices I know and understand.
|R. Kerem - corn brooms|
We were glad to help, and buy some sweet gifts. This is part of being a locavore. Buying locally, where possible.
|B & D Jehu - soaps, candles|
Coutts farm is a 4th generation famiuly farm located 8 KMs south east of Perth on County Road 18. They produce a wide variety of maple syrup products, naturally raised beef, vegetables, preserves, jams and home baking.
|local emu breeder|
Many do so, as well.
|Grannies Helping Grannies|
We donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.org
Grannies helping Grannies, in Perth, sponsored a booth at a recent fair. Donations to Stephen Lewis Foundation.
|For Isabelle Coccinelle!|
Shhhh! It's a surprise.
But, back to the wonderful Perth event.
We spotted some nice things from Sundance Studio, in Maberly.
Then, we bought some secret things, from someone who lives and works just down the road from us. Handcrafted Children's Wear, by Madeleine Hollingsworth. Beautiful fabrics.
Then, the products by Emu & You. Lovely soaps, meats and crafts; the painted eggs are fragile and gorgeous.