This sweater session is now called to order. #19 is a beautiful pimp-my-christmas-sweater job. View the full size to witness the craftiness of the work. Because anyone can whip out an iron-on with little difficulty, the crafter had the stamina to dive into the onerous task of highlighting every wisp of Saint Nick’s beard with puff paint. Finally, a thin stroke of gold glitter rings the piece, perfectly framing it for your already misty eyes.

Item 2: Holly, Jolly Christmas Sweaters

The groggy day after two incredible events: Mustaches for Kids Sweetest Stash Competition and  Fresh Arts Coalition‘s Mirror Ball I sat down with Houston Chronicle Restaurant reporter Alison Cook. Alison is new to twitter (@alisoncook), was fascinated by every day’s sweater post and was interested in writing a story about it. The piece posted online last night, was the frontpage of the Entertainment section today and is a heartwarming piece about the Christmas Sweater project . Thank you Alison for capturing such a fun project!

Item the third: The History of Goodwill

As was mentioned, yesterday, I’ll be partnering with Goodwill for the remainder of December to showcase some of their services to the community. First let’s dive into a little history of Goodwill, shall we:

Goodwill Industries is is one of the world’s largest nonprofit providers of education, training, and career services for people with disadvantages, such as welfare dependency, homelessness, and lack of education or work experience, as well as those with physical, mental and emotional disabilities [1].

Goodwill Industries was founded in Boston, MA in 1902, by a Methodist minister named Edgar J. Helms who believed in “Not Charity But A Chance,” the foundation upon which Goodwill’s have been built ever since. While Goodwill is non-secular, it embraces spirituality, heart and stewardship, focusing on the dignity of every single human being. It operates on the premise, “Give a man a fish and you have fed him a meal; teach a man to fish and you have given him a way to feed himself for the rest of his life…” Goodwill is about changing people’s lives for the long term. It is about helping a person to develop the skills, self-esteem and sense of purpose needed to live a productive life with quality and happiness…[2]

Please join others in making a small financial contribution to Houston Goodwill by clicking the Chipin widget to the right or click below.

Volunteering is never out of style. To volunteer with Houston Goodwill please visit their volunteer page here or call: 713-699-6338

Why not donate some goods to Goodwill? Visit this page for donations.

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Houston Goodwill

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