I do so much reading of blogs and surfing around for items of interest, that I can honestly say I'm not sure who linked me up to whom and how I first came across Bloganthropy.
It hardly matters.
What I found was not a new idea per se, but rather a fleshed out group focused on promoting charitable causes through social media . . . and encouraging others to do the same.
Blog + Philanthropy = Bloganthropy
The concept is simple. Pick a project/cause/organization, spread the word through social media (blogging, Twitter, Facebook, etc), and then volunteer at least 3 hours to your charity. Does that not sound completely do-able?
I made an informal goal for myself at the beginning of 2010 that I would do some kind of outreach with my sewing at least once a month, and it's time to update.
In January, I worked on a quilt for the awesome organization Quilts for Kids. For any of you out there who were working on that with me, I started a Flickr group that is growing! So many cute quilts in that group. There are already over 50 pictures in there! Here's a small sample from the group of the amazing quilts that have been made for this awesome charity:
1. Q4K #12, 2. 2nd Quilt for Kids, 3. Q4K #14, 4. Zoo Buddies quilt, 5. First Downy quilt, 6. Quilts for Kids - Quilt 2, 7. sweet kid quilt front, 8. Downy Quilts for Kids quilt
In February, I neglected to blog about it and thus neglected to do it. My intention was to make up some pillowcases for the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. I don't see this being a terribly time consuming project so I'm rolling it into this month or next as I have time.
Now we're into March and it's time for something new. I found the coolest little blog the other day and just knew it needed to make its way into my Bloganthropy schedule: Dolly Donations. This group is dedicated to bringing love and comfort to orphans around the world - one dolly at a time. Free patterns are available on their site. Currently they're making dolls to send to children in Haiti.
Anyone else a bloganthropist? I'd love to hear about the charities you're creating for! Never tried it? I'd love for more people to jump on board with me.
So c'mon. Anyone with me?!