Friday, July 13, 2012

Day 195: Totally Bra-some

I was panicking the majority of the day today.  Typically, when I wake up in the morning, I have 3 or 4 ideas in my head as to what I am going to do for my random act of kindness.  For some reason, today I had kindness block and couldn't think of anything.  Sure, I have plenty of things on my list to do, but if inspiration doesn't grab me for a particular act on that day, then I wait until I can fully get behind it.  So, as I said earlier, I was in a panic.  Whenever this happens to me, I go to my wife.  She helps to first calm me down, and then to act as my kindness muse.  Seriously, she usually can just rattle off random acts for me to do in seconds, and they are always great.  When I let her know that I was kind of flipping out for not having an act, it literally took her 5 seconds to say, "Donate some of my bras."  I was taken aback because that is not what I was expecting her to say at all and because I didn't know that places actually took used bras.  Boy was I wrong.  Lindsey then pointed me to Soma Intimates, a nationwide bra and panties chain (I am 12 and still laugh to myself when I say panties).  Between now and August 12th, Soma is taking donations of new and gently used bras that they will then donate to the National Network to End Domestic Violence.  After reading further, I found out that bras are among the most needed but least donated items of clothing, and that it makes a huge difference in the life of a woman who has to decide "between buying a bra and putting food on the table."  So today, for my random act of kindness, I am going to be swinging by Soma to donate some of my wife's bras.  If any of you ladies (or men with moobs) have spare bras to donate, please find your nearest Soma location for more info!

8 comments:

  1. I think this is a great idea with the bra donation thing but I just want to let you know that it says your twelve and your obviously not twelve :)

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  2. I am doing a random-acts-of-kindness birthday party day in a couple of weeks and I stumbled upon this while looking for ideas. I guess it's just meant to be that the day you donate bras is the day I am looking for something for me and 5 girlfriends to do. This is going on the list! Thanks!!

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  3. I love your 366 Random Acts of Kindness. I think it is creative and innovative. I actually have a page as well, that addresses the problems, questions and concerns that people have in their everyday life. They can even connect or talk with friends and family that they may have had a falling out with and need to talk to. It's called "True Life Expressions." And I asked the question "How have YOU helped someone today?" And whats peculiar was that out of the hundreds of people that recieved it, only 1 person said they had done something to help somebody else. Strange Huh? Well, I'd like you to check it out and let me know what you think. I you like it spread the word, and I will do the same. I like yours. I joined your page. Thanks for listening.

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  5. That's very interesting. :)
    Love your blog! :D

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