5.16.2012

The Best Hour.

Oh, you guys.
I wish I could appropriately express how I feel right now.
Sometimes words on a blog post don't do something justice.
And this is one of those moments.

Tonight was the 2nd annual clothes drive that I hosted and oh sweet baby, it was wonderful.

To experience girls jumping up and down when finding an item they love, or seeing two friends show each other their bags full of clothes, to have to answer "yes it's alllllllll free" when girls ask
"Is this honestly all free...and all for us?!?"
Those are the moments that make this life so great.
And believe me, it was great.

Thank you so much to each and every one of you who helped contribute clothes this year.
Your generosity will forever be appreciated.
I wish you all could have been there with me to experience their gratitude and excitement.
But do not worry--I have pictures.
Are we surprised?


My hope in sharing this with all of you is that it will spark an interest in a few of you to do something similar in your area. It is easy. It is fun. And it is so rewarding.

Any questions on how to get it started in your area, email me at livinginyellow@gmail.com

You have so much power to change a persons life. Whether it be for an hour or eternity.
Or through a pair of shoes or a smile.
You are capable.

What are you waiting for?

PS. There is a great link-up going on today over at Emmy June that I am participating in.
Check it out and be inspired.
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39 comments:

  1. This is awesome. Love that you do this.

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  2. Wow! That's amazing, truly.

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  3. This is so wonderful! You are truly blessed!

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  4. Girlfriend! This is amazing!!! God is storing up BIG treasures for you!!!!

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  5. This gave me shivers it was so happy! I am so thankful there are people like you in this world Erin :) This is such an awesome idea as well..I love clothes so this would be so much fun to run. I am curious as to how you chose the girls that get the clothing?

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  6. Oh - and the jewelery table looks like its to die for. A little jealous here!

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  7. Heck Yes!!!! You rock Erin!

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  8. so amazing...i know these girls feel SO loved on after tonight!

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  9. AMAZING! What a blessing for those ladies :) Brought tears to my eyes!

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  10. Erin - you make your mom and dad so proud of your giving heart! Way to go - girlfriend!

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  11. Love this post! What an AWESOME idea! Oh, and if you look closely at my give a little page, you'll find a link to your blog as one of my favs. :) AND...there's a package headed your way. Get excited.

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  12. What an awesome little lady you are... so glad to call you my sister! Great job!!!

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  13. What a great idea!! My husband would love it if I did something like this! :) Congrats on an awesome event and for giving us all the inspiration and ideas to do something like this!

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  14. This is my favorite blog post, from anyone, in a loooong time! Awesome job!

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  15. I'm so proud of you :) you are so amazing and I wish everyone out here in blog land could see what a huge and amazing heart you have in real life! Good job sista friend! Love you!

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  16. Ps. I need that yellow necklace. Ha!

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  17. so much fun! it's so awesome of you to do this. :)

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  18. So awesome! Look for an email from me, I would love to start something like this with my church :) By goshy missy, you inspire me nearly daily!

    xo Teresa
    www.delightfullydarling.com

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  19. You totally inspire me friend! Love it! XOXO

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  20. Erin, this is so amazing!
    It almost justifies the shopping addiction, eh?
    Seriously, though, the clothes probably made those girls' day, week, and month.

    I'm definitely feeling inspired. I always donate TONS of nice stuff to Salvation Army. But it's extra special to see the recipients and to give it for free.

    Thank you for linking up and sharing the inspiration.
    You rock, girl :)

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  21. Erin, I KNEW you were using this for the link-up as soon as I read it yesterday! Thank you so much for joining mine and Emily's link-up! The clothing drive you did is so awesome, and I know you made a huge difference for each of those girls!

    You are so awesome!

    Happy Friday eve, darlin'!

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  22. This is awesome! Congrats on a great turn out!!

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  23. This is so very cool, Erin. You have a big heart and this is why we all love you so.

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  24. What a great thing! So inspiring.

    -Amy
    http://theblankpagesblog.blogspot.com/

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  25. Awww congrats on the turnout my love! this is so awesome, generous, and kind. Great job!!

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  26. Love this! Looks like you made some ladies happy, go girl! :) Way to inspire us all!

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  27. totally wonderful idea!! I emailed you, I'd love to do it in my neck of the woods! :)

    hillary

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  28. I love this great idea

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  29. You are amazeballs!! I SOOOOO want to do something like this in my area! I'll email you :)

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  30. So heartwarming, Erin! Great work.

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  31. Hey girl, I'm curious to know more. How did you get this started? I'm totally interested in doing one (as long as being super fashionable is not a prerequisite)!

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  32. What a great thing you are doing!

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  33. obsessed with this idea! so wonderful!

    xo

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)