Hey there, Gals & Pals!
I can hardly believe it, but we've passed the 50-member mark!
(And we've still got 9.5 days for sign-ups!)
I'm also writing this memo for another reason...
My friend, Beth in WI, brought an important point to my attention -- some people in this KAL may not have an idea what to do with all the socks they're pledging (if everyone meets their goal, there will be 2,808 more pairs of socks in the world come April 2008). She shared the following with me:
I was reading the new copy of Guideposts magazine, and there is an article about a program called anysoldier.com, which you can use to find a soldier (or sailor, etc.) who doesn't get much mail.I went there immediately, and clicked on anysailor.com (Mr. Beth is a Navy vet) and started looking for women's names. After about four clicks I found a female canine handler who works with a bomb-sniffing dog. In her comments she wrote about several things that sailors would appreciate getting, then said this: "Anything on the feminine side would be great because we keep getting packages with male stuff in it. We could always use socks made for smaller feet because they don't sell any womens socks over here."Ring a bell? Light a bulb? Make you want to knit socks?
May this inspire you and also open discussion on other possible charities that could benefit from our busy hands!