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Where can I get quilting fabric donations for pillow cases I am making for charity? I need bright colors and prints. I live in Elba, New York.
I had a fire in my home Dec 1st in PA. I lost everything. I am single, all alone and on disability. Can't afford to rebuild. Can I get any help? I am reaching out as the house was not insured. Please help. Is there any assistance available?
My dad has had his house for a while now. I moved out because it was falling apart. The bathroom, kitchen, and the floors and walls need serious help. Six of the windows need to be replaced because of termite damage. Termite damage is all though the house. Two doors also need to be replaced.
We closed a fabric store about 10 years ago and stored the rest of the fabrics and notions in a 10x10 storage. We would like to donate them. Do you know anyone can use them? They have to pick up and load the fabrics and notions themself. The storage is in Orange, CA.
I'm having trouble with my plumbing and winterizing my home. I'm out of water as of now. I'm a one income household. Trying to live on $8.35 a hour. I'm attempting to pay heat, mortgage, electric, and all other bills.
What can I do to teach my adult grandchildren to say thank you verbally, for Christmas gifts of gift cards, etc. Their parents say it, they do not.
I have found that the sheets of sponge-like padding can be reused as sponge-like cleaning pads, after cutting the sheets into pieces. I will not be buying sponges for years to come.
My friend is a single mom and her house burned down.I would like to directed to a charity or more that will help my friend rebuild her house.
I live in Windsor Connecticut and have fabric to donate. Does anyone know who would take fabric scraps?
My husband's grandmother is an elderly woman who recently retired. She started rebuilding her home, but it abruptly came to a halt because there was not enough materials to finish the job. How do we go about getting her help?
I have been married for 25 years. Three months into our marriage my husband accused me of cheating on him, that never happened. Then he would say little things while we were out at footballs games, the mall, etc. like "Are you looking for your boyfriend?"
We have an old set of World Book encyclopedia and Childcraft with several yearly updates. Is there anywhere we can donate them?
I have been married for 7 years. He has always been abusive. I have had 2 trips to the hospital, and 1 broken finger while he was trying to take my keys. He finally stopped the physical abuse, but started mentally abusing me.
I'm looking for my long lost half sibling. My father was Andrew Wilson Kennison. In 1956 or 1957 he got a woman pregnant when he was stationed on the Nellis Air Force Base in Clark County, Nevada. He passed away in 2001 and left me no information on the woman who is the mother of my half sibling.
If you are visiting someone in hospital, freeze a bottle of water the night before, and take it in. The water will thaw very gradually, and will provide a refreshingly cold drink over quite a long period of time. Provided that the patient is not nil by mouth, this is so much better than the tepid water jugs provided by the ward!
Dump about a gallon of Styrofoam worms into an old pillow case. Lay flat and fold in half and pin with three or four pins or use a paper stapler. Smooth out the worms so the whole works lays flat. When sitting on this, even in an ice cold car, your bum will quickly warm up as it reflects the heat.
It is no longer safe for my aged ill mother to live alone. I am going to bring her home with me, but I need extra space for her to live with me comfortably. She is on SSI and I receive disability. Would you please give me some info on how I can receive help?
Does anyone know where I can find wine bottles, liquor bottles, Mason jars (all sizes), and wine corks? I need these items for a project.
I am looking to find free fabric scraps does anyone know where I could find them? I will be making quilts for my church for Christmas.
I am a single mom with 2 young daughters and the heater in my house is broke. I need a new heater. It's 58 degrees in my house right now. How can I find programs that can help me get a new heater?
My husband has a lot of trophies for various sports. We're thinking of moving to another house and need to declutter. Can I recycle them?
There is a site called "Snail Mail My Email". From November 10-16, they will allow you to type a letter to anyone you choose, turn it into a piece of art and mail it anywhere for free.
I know in larger cities, businesses are almost always open. But for those of us in rural areas, shopping in an emergency can be tough.
I am wondering what to do with some garments I have been saving that are too tired looking for my use. Are there places which repurpose or mend them to keep them out of landfills and converted to rags?
Where can I donate used trophies and plaques in Grand Rapids Michigan?
I'm on disability, I don't have the funds to fix my roof. It is leaking in the bathroom and bedroom and there might be mold around the window. How can I get help for this please?
I hate to throw out Kool Aid canisters with the screw on lids. Does anyone have any new ideas about things to make with them?
With Christmas on the way you are normally cooking more than any other time. Buy a big box of baking soda and keep it within reach just in case you have a fire. You can buy a big box for about $3 at most big grocery stores and it sure beats having your kitchen burn down.
Where can I get donations of fabric and thread for a youth group? I teach them dance and help them stay off the street and teach them self respect. I need fabric for their dance costumes...
I have a jar full of soap jelly made from leftover toilet soap. How can I use it now?
I am running a project where we are selling cat beds to raise money for a cat charity in New York. In the Big Apple it is hard to find yarn at garage sales or flea markets. Any yarn would be appreciated. Can anyone help?
I am a university student. I have to do lot of academic work so definitely I want a laptop for doing that work well. Can you help me find an organization that provides free laptops?
How can we get laptops and training for seniors, especially those that are disabled or homebound? Is there a grant available for the elderly in Baltimore City?
I have lots of good fabrics for donations. I live in the north Houston, Texas area. Does anyone know who could use these items?
I need to make an obituary information board for my nursing home residents and want it to look nice. Any ideas out there?
I am going to Italy in 1 year and 8 months and I need to earn $2,500-$3000. And I need help finding fundraising ideas.
Where can I take soda pops in Reading, Pennsylania to turn them into cash?
I was told the police department gives you money for these tabs; is this true?
So, my mom is having her 60th birthday this year and my boyfriend is having his 25th birthday this year. Oh, and they're both on the same weekend. Her b-day is November 29th and his is November 30th.
Where in Kentucky can I cash in my pop pull tabs for the most money?
I have been with my son's father for almost 12 years now (yes still not married). We have been thru the worst times ever to the best times ever. Three years ago I found out he was having a relationship with someone else for 2 years behind my back.
So today my sister and mother did me the favor of picking my baby up from daycare. I asked if they could stay and babysit (at my house) until my husband came home from work.
I have a elderly neighbor, a widow, whose house and yard are in a lot of need. I do what I can for her, but I can't roof or saw down trees. I was just taking a chance, to see if she can get help.
I keep a laundry basket in the back of my car. I put my newspaper and plastic bags in the laundry basket. Once a week, I stop at a local resale shop that is run by a charity. They need the paper to wrap glass items and the bags for customer's items.
Every week, people usually spend $3 on eggs. Now that may not sound like much but it adds up! So, my family and I have decided that we are going to get chickens. Chicken feed costs $15 for a fifty pound bag.
I use old T-shirts and sweatshirts to make replacement pads for my Swiffer Sweeper. I just cut rectangles large enough to fit around the Sweeper. Make sure you have enough left to poke into the holes that hold it in place. I use the rest of the shirts, sleeves and all, as dust rags. They can be washed or discarded.
I have lots of cats and am looking for empty plastic cat litter buckets. I need the kind that holds 30 to 40 pounds to reuse with cat litter that comes in a cardboard box.
Where in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area can I donate these? I have bowling bowls and trophies.
When I can no longer get any more toothpaste out of the tube, I cut the tube into 2-3 inch sections and store them in a baggie. When I need toothpaste, I wet the brush and swipe some toothpaste from the cut sections.
How can a homeless student can get a free laptop? My names is Christopher and I am a homeless student and I need a laptop for my college studies. The library is not always open.
We are having a quarter auction and need suggestions on what to use as numbered chips to draw the winning number. I know you can use ping pong balls, but looking for something a little less expensive.
My formerly active friend suffered a stroke and is now paralyzed on one side, and bedridden in a nursing home. Her dominant hand is unaffected, the other one has very little strength or movement.
I would like ideas for reusing for square food containers, other than food. I recently bought 8, one-half cup containers with lids from Rubbermaid. They are squares and they are way too small for food use, in my opinion.
To waterproof address labels, just rub a candle over the text. You will also save on sellotape.
My husband of 25 years died recently, and I want to have a memorial for him. He had an avid interest in food. I thought a good way to celebrate his life would be to share a meal with family and friends.
I have quite a few of old sports trophies that I would like to recycle. I live in Alabama is there a location near me or even around Atlanta Georgia that I might be able to take them?
I have a friend whose house needs complete remodeling, roof, plumbing, dry wall, etc. I feel that her home is not a safe place. She is on disability and she is not physically or financially capable of doing any of the work. She has no family to call on.
We have lots of cable wires etc. from different equipment that is no good. Where could you sell these wires and cords?
I fold the 8x11 paper into thirds the long way. I then separate the paper into three pieces, cutting on the fold lines. Fold the pieces in half and cut them again.
I live in Queens new York, and have many golf trophies of my husband who has since passed. Where can I donate or dispose of these trophies?
If the plastic wading pool is in good condition, take it to your local animal shelter. They use them to cool off dogs and give them a little recreation and a break from their cage.
Can you give me a site to ask about DIY instructions for making an old dishwasher into a solar oven?
How do I cut a liter bottle so it will hang off a spigot on a large McDonald's cooler for orange drink?
Wear a wet piece of cloth under your bike helmet and a wet bandanna around your neck. I had doubts about biking when it was too warm, but these two pieces helped.
Where in Toledo, Ohio can I recycle prescription bottles for missions?
After the 4th of July celebrations, we had some of those light up necklaces that light for a few hours and then expire. The next day, we used them to make a ring toss game using a small orange cone that we had in the garage.
I had some house plants I had to get rid off so I took pictures of them to the local florist. They took some of the plants and gave me fresh cut flowers in exchange.
I am trying to find out where I can find free yarn to create items to raise money at an auction for Cystic Fiberosis. I am doing this in honor of my niece who has CF and I want to help with her medical costs and others who are going through the same things as she is.