Be The Difference You Want To See!

We all have ideas, ideals, dreams, of how we would like to change the world - make it a better place. We tend to believe that as one individual we can't do much. But - we can make a huge difference right where we are - where life finds us and the difference we make can inspire others to do the same and then it grows and becomes bigger than life - larger than our one life and like a huge snowball it will grow and grow long after we are there to push it down the hill. Share your ideas, links, the differences you see, with us here and we can all spread the difference and thereby Be the Difference!!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Dolly Donations

I found this wonderful site today and it is well worth taking a look.  Sarah has a passion to help others and if you are looking for a wonderful crafting cause, this is a great one!!!  Free patterns are available and lots of other information.  See what Sarah has to say below:

"My names Sarah. I’m a mother to a beautiful daughter, a wife to a brave fireman, and an artist who has a passion for sewing.

My mission is to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, especially orphaned children around the world ....... to provide them with a source of comfort ...... to send them love, one dolly at a time!"

DollyDonations at gmail dot com  

Friday, March 12, 2010

Binky Patrol - Making Blankets for Children

Binky Patrol in South Carolina

In late February, I came across a wonderful group and I knew I had to join as soon as I saw it.  Their tag line is "We make blankets and give them away to children in need of comfort. It's as simple as that."  I was so excited to find there was a need for a chapter in South Carolina and so I applied to start a chapter here in West Columbia, SC!!!  How exciting - but no matter where you are, you can help by going to their web site at

Check out what we are doing here in West Columbia, South Carolina on our Fan Page at!/pages/Binky-Patrol-South-Carolina/353948326581?ref=mf

Even if you don't sew or have never made a think - you can help this group.  The wonderful thing about working with a chapter in your area is that you get to decide where your donations go and work with groups where you know there is a need.  Short of starting my own non-profit, this is the most exciting thing I have found.  This way there are others in charge who know all about what to do and how to do it and all we have to do is follow their lead and find the need.  Here in South Carolina we are starting with a battered women's shelter where children are displaced and have been through some pretty rough times.  I just can't wait to make my first delivery!!!  Check it out and you might find this is a wonderful match for you or someone you know.  They also take donations to the national organization!
Crafting for a cause to help children!!! 

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

We Must Try To Contribute Joy To the World!

Roger Ebert - "I believe, that if at the end of it all, according to our abilities we have done something to make others a little happier and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime, to make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, health or circumstances. We must try. I didn't always know this and I am happy that I lived long enough to find it out."