Every time I start to think about how pretty soon it's going to be in the hundreds not very long from now, how it won't be that long before it's hot + sweaty even at midnight in the shade, I remind myself that there is always swimming. And then then my spiraling-out-of-control heart calms down and I repeat to myself, Swimming. At least there's Swimming to look forward to. At least we have Swimming. It'll be okay...It'll be okay.
So when I read this below in the electronic newsletter that gets sent out every Wednesday at my work, I got really excited about it and tried to figure out how I can donate some swimsuits. I know I have a couple that I never wore last summer that no longer fit (how convenient, that) and I think I could buy some for not too much at Ross. But I also want to ask you, my friends who read this, if you have any extra swim suits/flip flops/beach towels, please let me have them so that I can donate them! Please! I just love the idea of making it possible for other people to go swimming, cuz really, you know it's going to get sooo hot pretty soon and what a nice way to make someone's day a little better.
HSD collecting swimwear for shelter families
As you shop for a new swim suit, remember there are homeless families who also need bathing suits and beach towels.
Human Services needs your help collecting new bathing suits, gently used or new beach towels and flip flops for families who reside at the city’s Watkins Overflow Shelter. The families need the swimwear for their weekly outings to University Pool. The department is seeking about 160 women’s bathing suits (including large sizes), 40 men’s trunks (including extra large), 150 suits for children between 5 and 14 years old and 100 suits for kids under 5. Also needed are swim diapers in various sizes.
Beginning May 12, donation drop-off sites will be at City Hall and the Calvin C. Goode Building; Police Administration, 620 W. Washington St.; Fire Administration, 150 S. 12th St.; and Parks and Recreation’s maintenance and aquatics section, 1802 W. Encanto Blvd.
For more information, call 602-256-4297.