It was late Thanksgiving evening and I had just polished off my second serving of turkey.
Turkey and gravy.
Turkey and gravy and stuffing and mashed potatoes!
Did I mention there was gravy?
I was starting to experience that turkey stupor. You know the one? You are so full, so sleepy, and so happy. It’s wonderful. Absolutely wonderful.
I sat in front of my computer and pulled up the Facebook Freedom Starter Kit page. I cruised through the post and comments to make sure I hadn’t missed anything in the last few days. That’s when I came to the post about a goal. I had asked earlier in the week about setting a goal for how many kits could be put together by the December 15th deadline. The multiple choice answer bank consisted of 50, 75, and 100. Eleven followers voted and seven of them picked 100. When I started this two weeks ago, I thought it would be fantastic if I could get together 20 or 30 kits. Never did I dream this project would come to life in such a way. The morning before Thanksgiving, I had 48 completed kits and 7 partial kits. We almost had 50 in less than two weeks.
Post from November 26:
Are you folks sitting down?
It’s early. Put that cup of coffee on the table for just a minute.
Are you ready?
Yes, 48 COMPLETED KITS right here in my living room in less than two weeks. There is seriously a sea of kits in my living room floor!
Who rocks? This group of people. High five yourself. We absolutely rock!
You can pick your coffee back up. Here’s all the other details. We have 7 partial kits that just need shampoo. Our odds and ends items include: 7 toothbrushes, 1 package of maxi-pads, 25 tissues, 22 bars of soap, and 19 combs. We have $250 in cash donations!
Making your shopping list? I would concentrate right now on shampoo, toothbrushes, tampons/maxipads, toothpaste and deodorant.
THANK YOU GUYS SOOOO MUCH. I never imagined when I started this that there would be so much interest in this project. I can’t believe it. I just can’t believe it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
So back to Thanksgiving evening and the turkey high, I clicked on the box for a new post and typed:
It might be the turkey high I’m experiencing right now because I’m about to do something crazy!
Freedom Starter Kit Goal : 100 kits!
Let’s do this! Who is with me?!?!?!
We’ve broke our halfway point on Friday. Currently there are 52 completed kits, 11 partial kits and $290 in cash donations. I don’t know about you, but I can see 100 from where I’m sitting.
The support has been absolutely mind blowing. Friends, family, strangers… lots of people. People who don’t even live here on the Shore anymore. People who have never been to the Shore. A blogging buddy of mine named Jo donated! I can’t explain how special that made my project feel. She’s on the other side of the world and has never met me in person.
We’ve got two weeks. We’ve got a great following and people who want to help.
We’ve got this.