The Clothes, shoes, food helpline

Recently, as you know, I have been living in a new and different way, questioning many old habits and things I took for granted; essentially my material possessions and why I have them and whether I need them and could I help someone else by giving some away? I had a great deal of my former identity tied up with a beautiful home and now that I don’t have that anymore, I find it interesting what one can live without and what one really needs to be happy: people and relationships.

I wanted to share today about a lovely Facebook site, called the clothes, shoes helpline. I joined this some months back and it is lovely. I am not sure who started this, but it has grown and many are requesting help through this service. It is primarily a vehicle where kind people offer help to those who need it and is simple and beautiful. People ask for all sorts of things. There is no discrimination, no judgement. And it really works.

This for me is how society should operate. Those who have helping those who have not. A fair exchange. A lovely group of people. And there is a lovely secret Santa group too. People supporting one another through this Covid situation.

I share this because it is one example of many of just how kind people can be. No hidden agendas, just a desire to support one another. The voluntary sector is doing amazing things through these challenging times. These unsung heroes all helping one another. A Hope Army is how I see them.

Today’s recipe of hope is to think about whether you may wish to joining or start something like this, or a clothing bank. Let us all up our Hope game during these difficult dark days X


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