IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR!!! PANTIPALOOZA TIME!!


Yes people! It is that time of year again! Time for the FOURTH annual Pantipalooza!!!
Pantipalooza grows more and more each and every year and I have all of y'all to thank for that.


Palooza is simple. You are going to chose some woman, women or a women's group that can benefit from something you can donate or do and then...you DO it.


Remember....everyone can play and you can adapt the palooza to how you see fit. It is not restricted to just panties. In previous years it has included scarfs, shoes, diapers, toiletries and many other things. On my thankfulness list, I always list panties. They really are such a blessing. Most of us have washers and dryers so we always have a fresh clean supply of panties. If not, most of us can hit the nearest Wally World and pick us up a pair! But, there are some women in our lives that do not have that option...that blessing. For some reason or other, life has been hard on them. Be it abuse, poverty, hurricanes or whatever....so it it up to us to make a difference! One chance encounter with a woman and one phone call is what started it all. I called our local Crisis Center and talked to some of the counselors there. If you decide to do that, please remember that there may be some questions that they cannot answer due to confidentially laws. They told me, on average, how many women are at the safe house at any given time. I explained to them what I was sort of looking at doing. They explained to me that they get things donated such as shampoo and lotion but it is usually the generic stuff. They suggested body sprays or lotions that smell nice. I will put those things on my list to pick up. I am also donating...PANTIES!! They told me that they can always use panties at the Shelter in all shapes and sizes. If not a shelter, other suggestions would be just asking around and finding one woman to zero in on. This is a hard holiday for a lot of people for many different reasons. Singles, widows, divorcees and couples having problems would just be a place to start. You are all very creative people and I just know that you will find the perfect person to touch.What about the chick that always checks out your groceries? Why not hand her a gift certificate for a pedicure? A Valentine left on the windshield of a teacher that explains that, not only are they appreciated but WHY they are appreciated. A Sonic card, McDonald's certificates, an offer to baby sit for one evening, an oil change certificate.....Come on! Put on your thinking caps and let me know what you come up with!


The outpouring over the last few years has been wonderful! I took the advise of one of the woman at the crisis center and am donating panties in my size...that way I am helping some woman that is a lot like me. If you decide to participate, please leave me a comment!! I want to know how far this reaches. Also, feel free to steal the idea and put it on your blog.....only good can come of it!I will also try to get a button up here so that you can post it to your blog. (I said I will try...no promises!!) (And why do I use so many exclamation points?)

Feel free to take the photo above and post it to your blog!!!


DELIVERY FOR ME WILL BE ON THE DAY BEFORE VALENTINES DAY TO THE SHELTER!! Valentine's is on a Saturday this year so, if you are donating to a center or shelter, please find out ahead of time if they will be open on that day.


**Any woman who sews or knits or weaves blends colors in a tapestry or creates a patchwork quilt, knows by the feel that a single thread is weak. But the weaving, the blending, the intertwining with many others makes it strong. Any woman alone without friends to sustain her, to nurture and support, to hold with loving arms, like a single thread is weak. But the weaving, the loving, the nurturing of others, the networks of friendships make her strong.** Barbara 1994 The Kinship of Women




....who is very thankful for sweet wonderful friends and panties.

Comments

  1. The Deacons of St Stoic will once again be celebrating Undies Sunday this spring and forwarding the donated items to the local Women's Center. The director of the center reminds us that women who are victims of sexual assault who report the crime often have to leave every shred of their clothing behind as evidence, including, of course, their underwear.

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  2. I just love this, Mindy! My thoughts are running right now and I intend to have some fun with this. I will link it later in the week too.

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  3. I'm in! I'm not sure exactly what it will be... but it will be something. I'll blog it later.

    LOVE
    deb

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  4. I actually have a particular person in mind this year...but will also donate to the Friends of the Family group again.

    I'll let you know! Thanks and love!

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  5. You know that I am going to do it!!!

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  6. Thanks for the reminder Mindy. Love the picture!

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  7. I'm ready! Or at least I will be after a trip to Target later in the week.

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  8. I took the photo for my blog and linked back to this post!

    I hope everyone participates this year. I'm going to stick to the original idea and donate new underwear to the local women's shelter.

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  9. You go into your layouts and *add a gadget* and then add the picture one. When you are in the eidting box there is an option to add a link that clicking on the picture will send you to. It kind of makes it's own button that way. I have the pic on my blog, clicking it will send you right back to Mindy's Pantipalooza post.

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  10. That would be *editing* box. I can spell. Sometimes I just... don't.

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  11. Hey,I think the barter is really cool. I'll have to see what i can do.

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  12. last easter i decorated the worship space with quilts... talked about threads in a very similar way!

    bet your glad i didn't say i decorated the worship space with underwear huh? *hee hee*

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  13. Mindy - I need your address so I can send your swap - I seem to have lost it... and I cannot wait for you to see what all I have for you!!

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  14. wow! that time already? gonna have to get to work!

    (I'm excited to see what elastigirl has for you, too.)

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  15. Just stopping in to tell you I am catching up with your blog. I have missed reading it...

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  16. I bought a big bag of panties and toiletries today and will take them to the women's center on Monday!

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  17. I'm new at this. I lead a very sheltered life. Would donating diapers count? They're like fat, little panties...

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  18. Yep Wonderful...they totally count. That is what Yankee usually donates!

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  19. I'll do something for the shelter for victims of domestic violence where I used to be an advocate!

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