Blogger Mindy has hit upon a great idea to celebrate Valentine's Day in a way that helps women in your community who need some loving care: Pantypalooza.
Here's how it works:
Identify an agency in your community that assists women in crisis situations -- your local women's shelter, food/household-goods bank, homeless shelter, etc.
Go shopping. Buy some women's underwear (remember, many women fleeing abusive situations or who find themself homeless are lucky to have a change of clothing). Or, alternately, buy some pampering, civilizing comfort items for women -- soaps, lotions, grooming products and the like.
On or around Valentine's Day, take your purchases to the agency of your choice -- maybe with a valentine to let the women there know that someone is thinking about them.
Let's make this a phenomenon. Please share this idea with the people you work with, the people you worship with, your circles of friends and acquaintances. Wouldn't it be kewl if mystified social-services agencies across the globe suddenly began receiving unsolicited packages of undies and personal-care items, with a big "WE LOVE YOU" message to the women they serve?
Thanks to Mindy for this delightful plot. Hey, I might actually enjoy Valentine's Day this year!
We see London, we see France -- time to buy some underpants (or other stuff) for women in crisis