phone tag-you're it!

I just received yet another new and immproved cell phone. I have been saving my phones, since they are all in working condition... Than I came upon an idea, one that I feel is apropos for "Forgotten Ones Fund". I remember how many times I have been in a situation that I wish I could have had a cell phone to call for help. Too many times in fact. The women and children that are in shelters or homeless need a way to protect themselves and what better way than to provide a cell phone. You can get them set to call 911 without cost to the holder...I encourage you to donate your "old, but still usable" phones to this worthy cause. Call your local city and they will be only toop happy to provide you phone numbers of shelters and needy people. The recipients will be so grateful and don't forget the wall chargers to accompany the phones. What a wonderful philantropic way to help provide a safety net for many in need of that "911" call. I also want to encourage you to clean out your closets and drop off your wearable extra winter gear (coats, scarfs, gloves.) You can call your local hospital and drop them off. They can REALLY use them. There are many wards that pick up homeless street people that are ill, physically and mentally. A lot of the people in the psychiatric wards only have the clothes on their backs. I promise you, this could be the greatest holiday gift you could provide. There are so many ways to give. These are just a few examples. I have a friend that is a nurse at one of the local hospitals. I went with her to the psychiatric ward, and brought a bag of clothes. I never realized how warm coats, gloves, sweaters, that were in my closet, could bring such a bright smile of gratefulness. It could be the catalyst for many a sad and lonely person on this Holiday season. To be alone is bad enough, but to be alone, and cold


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