I realized the other day that I never posted my birthday follow up post to share my success story for my annual shampoo drive.
Last year was my first time having a drive for my birthday and I got 225 bottles to donate. This year, I set my goal at 200, and I got 192. And I am HAPPY with 192.
With the help of my wonderful friends and co-workers, I was able to donate 192 bottles of shampoo/conditioner/body wash to local needy families. Once upon a time, I was really desperately poor and I had the help of a number of people numerous times, and just receiving some household product that you otherwise have to buy is a really nice treat. It may have only saved me a couple bucks, but it's just NICE to get something that you otherwise would have to buy. So I helped about 90 families have a nice surprise for the month of March (when I delivered).
Do you have any idea what 192 bottles look like when you line them up around your house? No? Well, here you go - check out my home video that I made especially for you:
AND Happy Birthday to my Dad!
He lies three hours north and we werent' able to be with him, but I celebrated for him by prepping my garden bed, hosting a volunteer event, making a yummy dinner, and taking a hot bath. Happy Birthday Dad!
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