AKA Change for Change.
*UPDATED AT THE BOTTOM*
Sarcastic Mom, aka Lotus, has fallen on hard times. I particularly identify with her because we both have thyroid glands that are whacked, and both of our sons had allergies to milk in our breast milk.
I also know how expensive blood work is, since I get my thyroid levels tested regularly (you know, 'cause mine's whacked?), and even with insurance, it's a pretty penny.
Due to insurance companies being such asshats, Lotus is currently without insurance (and un-insurable in the minds of said asshats). Since Lotus's thyroid is currently whacked, requiring plenty of doctor visits and no help from insurance, she has a lot of bills to pay. All by herself.
That's when I thought, hey, I can do something to help. I cooked up Project Spare Change for Lotus, or Change for Change. This is something I could do that wouldn't affect my bank account balance, since all this money is just lying around my house, doing nothing.
The Warrior comes home from work with change in his pockets. He deposits the change in random locations. Change also lives in his car. Having all this change just lying around causes me mental anguish. It's the clutter thing.
I invite you to de-clutter and clean out that change! Take it to a Coinstar machine, dump in your money (it is actually surprisingly fun to do), and turn that into a gift card for Lotus. Leave a comment here or on Angie's post that you are going to get your Change on, and we'll send you the address to which you can send your Lotus love.
Might I suggest Old Navy for that ever-growing boy Braden?
Since I had my idea, even more suckage has come into Lotus's life. Her house is falling apart and the landlord is also being an asshat (see a theme here?). Mold is growing everywhere. Imagine knowing you are living in a health hazard WITH YOUR PRECIOUS BABY and you can't do anything about it. Ugh.
Or perhaps Pier 1 to spice up the new digs (hopefully coming soon!)?
Did you know that there are places online where you can exchange your gift cards for ones you really want/need?
Perhaps you're not super lazy, like me, and actually cash out your change at the supermarket with your Coinstar slip. You could then take that money and get Lotus a card to Target (who doesn't need THAT?) or Home Depot. The possibilities are endless.
Go forth and earn good karma points, people!
Thanks to my girls Angie and Dawn for doing this up big time and cooking up HoF'oSho!
**It occurred to me last night while I was lying in bed NOT sleeping (heh) that the best thing to do would be to get an Amazon credit -- the machine just prints out a slip with a code on it and you can just email the code straight to Lotus. She then can shop for groceries, tools, baby stuff, etc. and there is no snail mail involved!**
AKA Change for Change.