I have joined a pledge to collect change for the World Wildlife Fund 's Earth Day fundraiser. Basically, you can pledge anywhere from $50 and up and as you collect the change take it down to a Coin Star machine and send the donation to WWF between March 4th and April 22nd. The idea is to pledge to collect the change in your own unique environment friendly way. I have chosen to knit beanie's from my existing stash for people in exchange for whatever change they are able to scrounge up. I have also scrounged up change from my home and truck to donate.
I have always been connected to the World Wildlife Fund in some form or another since I was a little kid, saving up my milk money here and there to adopt a sea turtle or something, but this is the first time I have ever signed up to help out. I think bringing the kittens into my home this year has made me more aware of the need to protect animals. And as every cat owner knows, those little cuties still retain quite a lot of the instincts and mannerisms of their larger & wild cousins. Having miniature, semi-wild versions of a tiger or leopard in my house has made me more inclined to participate in animal and environment charities than people ones. People can take care of themselves, Revan & Rayne's cousins need my help! (heeheeheehee).
I got my first request for a camoflague beanie so I am working on that right now. Hopefully, a lot of others will hit me up for beanies for a good cause. Anyways, I just wanted to share this with you all and encourage you to collect whatever change you can and send it on over to the World Wildlife Fund or any charity that you feel strongly about.