Monday, August 6, 2012

Good Deed Monday #6

Wow, this week has gone by FAST!  I'm a bit late posting this week's Good Deed - sorry!
I have a feeling that my posting schedule will be changing a bit as the start of school approaches - I love Good Deed Monday posts and I will do my best to make sure there is a good deed each week.

Last week's Good Deed was:
Keep your town clean!  Bring a plastic bag with you the next time you are out out running errands, taking a walk, playing at the park and pick up any trash you see laying around.

My boys were especially interested in helping out with this deed.  They loved gathering up some grocery bags and disposable gloves for this very exciting clean-up mission.

We headed over to a local park that is near a walking/bike path and picnic table area.  Unfortunately, we were not disappointed and found LOTS of trash to pick-up.

It didn't take long to clean up the area and it has sparked a new awareness of litter - for both myself and the boys.  You know how you don't really notice something until it's brought to your attention?  Well, that exactly what has happened.  While driving, I now hear from the backseat, "look, there's some litter!!".  I don't think I will be able to go for a run without bringing a bag with me.  It's hard to ignore something once you are more aware.

A little factoid:
If every person picked up just one piece of litter today, there would be over 300 million fewer pieces of litter. If every person picked up 10 pieces of litter, there would be 3 billion fewer pieces damaging our environment.

This week's Good Deed is:
Host a Swap Party! 
This week I will be hosting an accessories swap party.  It's a fun night out with the girls where each guest brings {in our case, accessories} gently used and no longer needed items to be swapped.  Anything that is left over is then donated to a local charity.  Sounds like fun, right?!

Now, I realize this takes a bit of planning and one should provide 2-3 weeks notice so friends can clean out drawers and closets.  Maybe you can start planning your own swap party this week!  

Check back next Monday to check out my party!


  1. Love that you are teaching your boys to think beyond themselves.

  2. Sara,

    I love your Good Deed Mondays! However, I just couldn't do the giving blood one...I'm anemic...I wish I could because it is such a great gift to others! I received an award, Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award, and I've nominated you as a recipient. Here is the link to the blogpost that posted on the blog today: Feel free to write a post or not...just wanted to let you know that I truly enjoy your blog and that it is a blessing to me. Hope you have a wonderful day!!