16 May 2010

Good versus evil.

The good news is, they've offered severance pay. Supposedly. The bad news? I'm about to be out of a job.

In the apt words of my friend T, a member of our workplace is quitting, and poisoning the well on his way out by eliminating our entire department. The job I do is going to be outsourced to a town in another county, which will put nine people out of work. There are lots of fun and exciting details, but it all just drives me up the wall and I don't want to think about it because we're here to think about happy stuff.

So here's the deal.

Since good triumphs over evil, we have to have a good deed done. YOU can help by entering my contest!

I haven't got a picture handy, but there's some yarn on the table in front of me. The color is, to quote another friend of mine, "pale red". Think Strawberry Quik. Maybe bunny slippers. It's made of merino wool, alpaca, and some locally grown angora bunny fuzz. Come to think of it, the alpaca is local, too.

Anyway, this yarn is soft and fuzzy and pink, handspun by moi on my favorite drop spindle. What I want to do is send it to one of you as a prize. There are two rules in this contest, and they're pretty simple.

Rule 1: To enter, leave a comment telling me about your favorite charitable organization. It can be your local animal shelter, UNICEF, whatever. Tell me about it.

Rule 2: If you win, your task is to send an amount equal to the postage paid on the package to your chosen charity.

The way I see it, this is a triple win. I get to share some fuzzy love, a worthy cause gets a donation, and somebody gets a treat! It may not be poker, but three smiles beats one mean deed in my book any day of the week.

The contest will be open until midnight on the 31st, so choose your cause and help good triumph over evil!


Lourie said...

I am real big on breast cancer research. There has been lots of cancer in my family, and I did find a lump 10 years ago. I immediately went to the doctor. Nobody should mess with stuff like this. I was weaning Emily at the time. It turns out it was just hormones, and my body were just adjusting. Point is, you see or feel something strange don't wait and see.

Dani Gee said...

Okay, I'll jump in. I'll go with the Colorado Springs Care & Share especially since they are planting organic gardens to supplement canned goods to the needy with (big gasp!) fresh foods. What's not to love about that?

Audrey, your talents are waiting for a better venue. And talent you do have - I'm talking about writing here. So we'll brainstorm more about that soon.


Mags said...

That's what I love about you...always thinking about others!
My favourite charity is the Salvation Army and I am a 'bell ringer' and give what I can. I'll give a donation in your name!
M. xo

Dee said...

Sorry you lost your job. I know you will find something better soon.

Dee Anna

Dianne said...

Crap, crap, crap. There is something better for you just around the corner, though. I can feel it.

My favorite charity? American Brittany Rescue, of course! It is made up of hundreds of dedicated volunteers, all working together to make a difference, one dog at a time. www.americanbrittanyrescue.org

Naomi said...

That sucks about your job! My favorite charity is World Vision--I think I tithe to them more often than I do to my church!

Rhubarb Whine said...

know this sounds terrible, but I wish that would happen to me right now. I think I am over my current work situation, well and truly.

Penny said...

That's awful, losing a job that way. The person poisoning the well is being selfish.
I'm not entering your contest as I live too far away and the postage would cost too much, but I love the idea. So I'll think positive thoughts for you so the vibes will help to dispel some evil. Or something like that. :)

The Lass said...

I'm sorry you lost your job :(

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