I really like giving back, it makes me feel good, and I feel like my little bit, however small can help. I have never been much of a PTA mom, and my attention span is spotty at best if I agree to woman a table, or fundraise for an important cause. I yearned for another way.
I am fascinated by the screen printing process and have always made do with bits of cardboard and my imagination. I jumped at the opportunity to purchase a professional screen press from a friend last year. It is one of a kind and quite quirky, like me. The components and ink sprawl throughout my small basement, but also fill a need. Instead of shying away from the bake sale or the volunteer gig I can offer a service to organizations by donating my skills at my convenience. Perfect!
If you are a reader of my blog, you know how I feel about reproductive rights. preterm is an organization here in Cleveland that has been providing “safe, compassionate sexual health care” for over 40 years. I attempted to sponsor a bowling team a couple of years ago, we raised some decent money, but it is not where my talents lay, so I offered my services.
I was a little overzealous and agreed to a task above my current skill set, which is just how I do things (sigh). After deciding on the design and actually figuring out how to line up two different colors on the back and the front, I knocked them out. The Associate made an apperance or two in the basement full of questions as usual, and we opened up an age appropriate conversation about reproductive rights. They are not perfect. I did save preterm a bunch of money on printing costs, I expanded my abilities, and I planted a seed in the mind of my smallest child. It is one my dreams to be able to open up this little press to the public to help promote important causes in our community in healthly and clever ways. I’ll keep you updated.
go to the website to learn more about this amazing organization.