There’s only one more blanket to make, but lots of room in the bags so the boys took the dollars they have been saving to give away to our local Salvation Army thrift store and picked out suitable clothing. It was a win-win-win situation. Refugees end up with good quality clothes (some of them brand new with tags still attached). The kids felt like they got bargains – each item was 20 cents! And the Sallies got rid of two racks of clothes they had been unable to move on. Oh, and nothing will end up in landfill. That’s four wins.
Now we need to start strength training. I’m thinking perhaps it was an overly ambitious goal to consider carrying it all, even if just for a couple of kilometers. The Shortest Person can manage a grand total of three steps before having to put her bag down! One step at a time.