Posts Tagged ‘Washington’

I’m Hoarding Shoes for Charity and I Need Your Help!

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Many of you know that I traveled to Haiti in January with the amazing non-profit charity Soles4Souls to help distribute shoes to children.  Experiencing life in Haiti with these beautiful people was truly heartbreaking.

It was also a life changing experience.  Upon returning to DC, I started collecting shoes for Soles4Souls.  It was my hope to do a city wide shoe collection and involve schools, churches and neighborhood groups.  However, my massive  shoe collection has come to a screeching halt because neither myself or Soles4Souls were able to secure a storage location where  community groups could drop off the shoes they collected.

Wait, where's my living room?


WUSA9
digital correspondent, Linsdey Mastis did a story on the evening news on March 7th.  Although the news story didn’t help secure a storage location, many people brought me more shoes.  I now have over 6,000 pairs of shoes in my condo.  That’s why the news called me a hoarder.  I guess if I’m going to hoard it might as well be for a good cause.

Please watch the news video and leave a comment if you have any last minute connections that can help secure a drop off location.  If not, I’ll be shipping the shoes off to the Soles4Souls warehouse before the end of March.

To see the full news story, please visit WUSA9

I was featured on 9NEWS NOW in August 2010 when I collected more than 650 pair of blue jeans to make insulation for Habitat for Humanity.

So much for a dining room table!

Oprah Visits Washington, DC To Help Declutter Your Home With The Help of Peter Walsh

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Oprah has once again teamed up with clutter expert Peter Walsh, to help America “clean up your messy house.” This time, they’ve partnered with my church favorite store, The Container Store and they’re coming to the nation’s Capitol! They are looking for the messiest LIVING and FAMILY ROOMS and BEDROOMS in Washington, D.C.

The Oprah crew is looking for a willing DC area resident to show their clutter on National television and let Peter Walsh solve all your troubles. If your home isn’t messy, you can turn someone in. If you’re the one who needs help, what space in your life needs a MAJOR decluttering makeover?

They will be making our decision ASAP, so the sooner they hear from you, the better your chances!

For complete application instructions click here.  Who knew there would be a music video about cleaning your house!  Watch the clutter bug kick-off tour video.

Peter Walsh is best known for his on TV decluttering on TLC’s Clean Sweep and his books, most recently Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat.

On Oprah’s November 12 episode, The Container Store offered a 20% off your purchase coupon available for download from Oprah’s website.  It’s good until November 19, 2008.  Click here to download.

On the same show, Peter suggested you take photos of your child’s artwork, upload it to a website like Snapfish.com and have them create a scrap book.  If you’ve ever worked with me, you’ll know I’m often making this suggest too.   Especially for 3-D artwork or any craft projects created with food.  I also recommend making these scrapbooks of keepsakes you don’t necessarily have space to keep, but you want a visual cue to trigger the memory.  Snapfish has offered a free standard 20-page 8″ x 11″ custom-cover photo book per household.  Offer expires soon, so click here to redeem.

I wonder if Peter will need help when he’s in DC?  Peter, you’ve got my number – give me a call.