I know. I’ve been MIA. “Sorry I haven’t blogged” is the most common phrase on the internet. In my defense, it has been a shit summer and my brain is barely staying on top of feeding & cleaning myself.
Like many of you, I have been heartbroken and horrified at the summer of natural disasters that have taken their toll around the world. There are so many awful things going on it’s hard to know where to start. Lately, I’ve been trying to embrace the idea of starting with one thing at a time to just keep going.
So in that spirit, here’s something I can do.
I’m giving away one of the handy bags I’m developing in exchange for donations to help Puerto Rico.
I hope you’re following along with what’s happening on Puerto Rico. It’s part of the United States, and Hurricane Maria has totally devastated infrastructure on the island. Just under 3.5 million people (American citizens!) live there, and they’re expected to be without power for six months. The entire island. They’re not getting anything like the help they need to recover. (Don’t think too hard about why. You know. It’s America in 2017.)
Here’s the deal. If you donate any sum of money to help Puerto Rico, you’ll be entered to win a small embroidered bag that I will make. We’ll work together on color & design.
Here’s a list of organizations you can donate to, to get started. If you know of others, please mention them in the comments and I’ll add them to this post.
Please let me know if/when you’ve donated using the Rafflecopter below, and please share this widely so people can donate more and enter.
Please note: it really is any sum of money. I’m asking how much in the widget below so I can keep track of how much we all raise together, not to try and shame you. We all have different budgets and abilities, and that’s totally ok. If you donated supplies, just write that in or guesstimate how much they would have cost.