How to: Purge Your Crafting Stash, Donate to Iraqi Families

I think you’ll love this next de-cluttering idea because not only does it help you and your home, it makes an even bigger impact to the recipients of your purge.  So you ready to dive into your fabric stashes?

Art La Flamme, a US soldier, saw a need for change and decided to do something.  Inspired by Three Cups of Tea, he’s inspired to fight for change.  Art and his unit are asking people to donate sewing supplies to give to Iraqi families.  He wants to help people carry on with their lives by clothing their families, making a living, and – you’ll love this part – creating a piece of beauty in their world.  Fabric, yarn, thread, needles, pin cushions – you name it, and he can use it.

fabric donations

His program is called Iraqi Bundles of Love (IBOL), and you have to act fast if you want to participate.  Packages must reach Art’s unit before they leave Iraq, which means you have until September 7 to pop your donation into the mail.  Postage is the same as shipping a package within the US (or to the US, whichever the case for you).

For more details, check out this post on Art’s blog.

If you’d like to donate to the cause, Sew, Mama, Sew! will send a huge bundle of supplies including 5 yards of fabric from their store for only a $15 donation.

Don’t forget to hang onto old card tops to donate to St. Jude’s Ranch and let me know of other awesome causes so we can get the word out!

(Image from IBOL)