If you want to cut to the chase, here's my email information!
Please let me know who needs the items I've found in my Free Time. And please give me a bit of back story regarding circumstance. The big why. I'd love to give this collection to someone whose life would be somehow better, easier, with a few creature comforts.
Also, please include the best way to contact you.
I completely value your participation in this project. Simply by reading, you're participating. And I hope this Free Time exercise might show that stepping out of the race of self-involvement for just a lap or two can really make a difference. Trust me, it's a whole lot of fun, on so many levels!
And now, on to the blog...
Let's start at the beginning - at least the beginning of this last part.
I'd been perplexed about how to partner with an organization that can help me distribute the outcome of my Free Time experiment to someone who really needs what I've found for free on craigslist.
I emailed two local news stations, and poof! This morning, a gentleman from 9 News called me! He wanted to meet at the storage area quick like a bunny. But I had to work until 4 pm today. No free time for me until Wednesday.
I thought they'd taken a pass, due to my unavailability.
But no! I got another call at 2:41 this afternoon, according to my iphone.
They wanted to do a story, as soon as I was done with work!
So Mr. Fabulous and I got to the Public Storage spot right on time, as did the folks from the station.
I feel so shame-faced that I didn't take any pictures, I didn't get the correct spelling of the reporter, I didn't remember the name of the camera man.
I have a journalism degree, for god's sake.
But I was blinded by the light of a world spinning quickly.
I had no idea that my shot-in-the-dark email to 9 News yesterday would result in a response, especially so quickly.
My hypothesis has been proven, hopefully after today. It's possible to collect a whole bunch of great stuff for free. It's possible to set a goal and achieve it. It's possible to realize there's someone else who would benefit from what's completely extra to you. And it's possible to find a resource that's the conduit to finding that someone.
Today was a total bull's eye.