Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Pantypalooza Explosion-arama!

Happy Valentines Day!!! Today is the day for our pantypalooza!


I will drop off the stuff that Rach and I got today before noon. I also made some cookies for the Crisis Center's support staff.

What did you do? Remember....nothing is too small! Let me know and I will update it here as the day goes along.

Please check back so you too can see what impact ya'll have made!!

I am so excited...this is going to be an excellant Valentines day!

EDITED AT 2:10

Baby Gator dropped off her and Pooh's stuff at the Amarillo Downtown Women's shelter this afternoon. I am so damned proud of those 2 girls!

And look! Look at what Howie and his daughter did !!

Flutterby dropped off the bags of fuzzy slippers... And she threw in a huge bag of perfumy lotion and soap etc samples that she had been saving for her next shipment to the lady soldiers but this time it is going to stay local.

I dropped off mine and Rachel's stuff at the Crisis Center. They thought that pantypalooza was a hoot. They did tell me that, most of the women that they get usually only have the clothes on their backs. I asked them what sized panties did they usually need and they told me something that will always stick with me....

*Mindy, just buy the same size that you wear to donate. That way, you will always be helping someone that is alot like you.*

Maid got diapers dropped off at her Church for their intercity mission project. Teacher here at work pointed out...those too are panties!

QC got her shoes dropped off!

Yankee Transplant bought diapers (panties) for the kids at the shelter for families with HIV/AIDS.

LutheranChik and her *friend* tawonda shared our idea with her fellow lay ministry students. At least one of them was so taken with Pantypalooza that she enlisted a bunch of her friends to collect all sorts of comfort items and underwear, plus knit "magic scarves" in various colors, and they gave everything to their local women's shelter (in a metro Michigan area). Another of chik's blogmates also took off with this idea over on the West Coast.And she dropped off her gift bag of undies and hand lotion at our local women's shelter, and they were happy to get it.

little david decided to forgo the panty route. He and cat bought shampoo, soap, cocoa butter body creme, and razors and he dropped then off at the Crisis Center where a befuddled office worker seemed delighted by the idea of a man bringing by those items on Valentine's Day.

I think that this was a great success! Thank you all so very much!!


12 comments:

  1. Pooh and I made gift bags for the ladies at the Down Town women's shelter. We put in razors, shaving creme, fingernail polish and remover, bandanas, kleenexs, manicure kits, bath beads, smell good soap, body spray, make up, and a bunch of other stuff I can't remember. We will drop it off today and I will try to get some pics of the bags. Check my blog for update this evening.

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  2. ooops.. that would be grocery shopping AND dropping off the bags of fuzzy slippers... And I threw in a huge bag of perfumy lotion and soap etc samples I had been saving for my next shipment to the lady soldiers but this time it is going to stay local. They still get the cards and chocolates.

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  3. Sounds pretty impressive, so far!

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  4. You're a great woman, Mindy.

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  5. Diapers for the Interfaith mission were dropped off at the church last Sunday.

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  6. I just wanted to stop by and congratulate you on Pantypalooza! The first annual??

    Although I didn't donate panties, I did donate "gently used" size 12 shoes to our local women's center resale shop. I know those large sizes are in short supply.

    I'm sure you had a wonderful Valentine's Day. You're a real sweetheart.

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  7. I bought diapers (panties) for the kids at the shelter for families with HIV/AIDS.

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  8. Mindy: I shared your idea with my fellow lay ministry students. At least one of them was so taken with Pantypalooza that she enlisted a bunch of her friends to collect all sorts of comfort items and underwear, plus knit "magic scarves" in various colors, and they gave everything to their local women's shelter (in a metro Michigan area).

    I think one of my blogmates also took off with this idea over on the West Coast.

    And I dropped off my own modest gift bag of undies and hand lotion at our local women's shelter, and they were happy to get it.

    Sometimes a great notion...

    P.S. I was curious to see how widely disseminated this project had become, so I Googled "Pantypalooza"...oops! Lots of X-rated websites popped up. [blushing and grinning] I was so flummoxed I quickly got out of there, LOL, so I didn't really get to track the progress of your idea across the Internet...but something tells me you inspired A LOT of people all over.

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  9. Google "Pantypalooza 2006" and you don't need such a strong stomach, lol. The first 8 to 10 or so links that show up, are about our lovely Mindy's Pantypalooza project. Just don't go past the first google results page, lol. There is even someone in EBay with the seller name.. pantypalooza. I was afraid to go see what she was selling...

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  10. OK, I failed to actually buy panties, but I did buy shampoo, soap, cocoa butter body creme, and razors. I took them to the Crisis Center where a befuddled office worker seemed delighted by the idea of a man bringing by those items on Valentine's Day. Thanks for the idea, Mindy. We love you.

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  11. wonderful wonderful to read.

    may you who gave me blessed, as I know the recipients would be too.

    double blessing on David for taking this up.

    I would like to do this next year too - but maybe a different name Mindy in view of what L.chik wrote!!

    I'm starting hoarding already. lol
    and had singles on my heart this year - it's a really tough day for them, as well as battered women.

    I loved the idea of razors and polish. You lot are so GREAT do you know that?

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