Wednesday, March 28, 2012

out of the broom closet, why yes I am

I've been avoiding blogging for a while.  Not by any particular design, I just did not really feel comfortable talking about the state of presidential politics, thinking about Trevon Martin just makes me feel hopeless and clutch my babies.  So I've been quiet. I don't particularly like the way the world is turning out at the moment. 

So I'm going to change the world.

I'm starting with the Omaha Witch Walk which (hehe, get it... which...witch....) is going to be out on again this year on October 24th and will benifit the Osteigenisis Imperfecta Foundation.  Last year we raised over $750 and I want to double that AT LEAST this year.  We're hoping to work with the Zombie Walk this year to really make it phenomenal. (Note to self... call the ZW guys and site up coffee....)

Next is National Donate A Pagan Book Day April 14th.  This is the firs year for this awesome idea that was cooked up between me and Mrs B from Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom. Its all about exactly what the name says, donate a pagan book to your local library if they take them, and ask why not if they don't.  I'm hoping this will become very very big in the next few years.  We already have the biggest metaphysical book store here in Omaha that is going to be a drop off point.  Awesomeness.

VinLand Foundation. This is the foundation that started after last years OWW, and its going to help a  lot of people.  My partner Jen ans I have been working on this for a while.  Our original mission was to help Pagan (and non Pagan) with gift cards for groceries, and assistance with mortgage and rent payments.  We've changed that up a little.  Our new goal is to help for groceries, but also to help with knowledge and supplies for making your own garden, thereby creating their own sustainable food source. And to me, that is a truly AWESOME goal. 

So yes, the world kind of sucks at the moment, and a lot of us feel helpless. But you're not.  You can help.  Do something.  Anything that helps.  I am. 

Now I need to find a grant writer.....

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1 comment:

  1. *Claps hands* I have been doing the same sort of thing. Now if only more people would jump on THAT bandwagon! Imagine how much we could accomplish if everyone did something.

    Some other things for people to consider:
    Get political! Get behind a local/state/Pres candidate and volunteer to help them out in any way. Check out new referendums, amendments, and laws in your state and support it or oppose it. We forget how much power we have.

    Clean out the clothes and see if you can donate them at the nearest homeless or women's shelter. Want something pagan based? Start a clothing closet for pagans!

    Food helps the world go round so donate what you can or start a food pantry for your neighborhood.

    Visit an old folks home and offer to read to them or play cards or something. Lots of old folks get left in facilities and have no interaction with the outside world.

    Just doing one thing a month will make you feel less helpless.