Operation Hope in a Ziplock - GREAT IDEA♥

A friend of mine has started this AMAZING wave of love and Hope called ‘Hope in a ziplock’ and I really wanted to share it with you all. It’s a kind of “pay it forward” concept and is perfect for the holiday season.


Also a GREAT idea for classes. I’m going to see if my boys teachers would be interested in it as well.♥


This is ‘Operation Hope in a Ziploc’


 My plan was to leave a Ziploc bag in some random place around town; in the bag is 10$, a signed Christmas card and a letter explaining that I hope that my care package will be found by someone who needs it more than I do.


 I had to fight the urge to forget this whole idea when my brain wanted to convince me that 10$ was a joke…but then I thought about certain times in my life where finding 10$ lying around as though it was meant for me would have been nothing less than a miracle.


 Included in the letter is an open invitation to anyone who might find the Ziploc to take a minute and assess their life, if they feel that someone else would benefit from it more that they would, I asked them to contribute alongside with me, adding whatever amount they could to the bag, signing the Christmas card and leaving the Ziploc for someone else to find. My intention was to build a little community of gracious neighboring folks right there in that bag; a small group of thoughtful people who may bring someone the hope and comfort they might so desperately be needing right now. 


 I started really thinking this through. One of my girlfriends has jumped on board with every fiber of her gorgeous heart and she will be dropping her own Ziplocs!  I’ve decided to share this online for anyone who feels they want to pay it forward right along with me.


I’m asking that you share this message and pass it along to the people in your life! We are limitless in connection and communication thanks to the internet, please help me take advantage of this!


 If you wish to start your own bag all you will need is a printer, 10$, a Christmas card, a pencil you’re willing to part with to put in the bag, a large Ziploc and an open heart! I’ve included pictures of the letter and card that will be in my Ziploc!


If you wish to jump on board, the  printable letter and tracking tabs are linked to the bottom of my blog post on  http://www.jenuinelytaylored.blogspot.ca/  and can be accessed and printed just by clicking on the links. 


 


If this intention works the way I hope it will, I promise to post any follow ups I receive right onto my facebook! I’m hoping there will be people who take the time during this busy season to share their story, their ziplocs, their pictures, or let us all know where they’ve found a bag and how it was doing or where they’ve left their own! 


Let’s make it snow Hope in Ziplocs this Christmas!


http://www.jenuinelytaylored.blogspot.ca/


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Posted on December 3, 2012 at 2:43 am
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omg!!! there is nothing about this idea that i dont absolutly love!!! 

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 2:46 am
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LOVE LOVE LOVE!!


Did I say I love it??


LOVE IT!

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 3:14 am
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LOVE.

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 3:08 pm
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This is absolutely amazing and just makes my heart smile!!!!  Kudos to giving back!!!!

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm
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This is a fabulous idea!! I love everything about it!

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 3:58 pm
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I absolutely have to do this in my community.  Thank you so much for the wonderful idea and I will post pictures as soon as I finish. 

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 12:26 am
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Thats AWESOME!!! I would LOVE to see pics!!!

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 1:15 am
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Wow, thank you so much for posting Lorna! I think this is a great idea. So incredibly touching.

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 1:23 am
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I LOVE this idea!!! This year I going to help out Sandy victims as much as I can afford, people around here have lost absolutely everything and are in dire need of help... but I am definitely  keeping this in mind for next year, and I will tell everyone about it! Wouldn’t it be great if this became a tradition spread throughout the world...there is way too much hate in the world, SPREAD THE LOVE PEOPLE! <3

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 1:26 am
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I LOVE this idea!!! This year I going to help out Sandy victims as much as I can afford, people around here have lost absolutely everything and are in dire need of help... but I am definitely  keeping this in mind for next year, and I will tell everyone about it! Wouldn’t it be great if this became a tradition spread throughout the world...there is way too much hate in the world, SPREAD THE LOVE PEOPLE! <3

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 1:26 am
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What an amazing idea!! So cool, thanks for sharing and can't wait to hear about any follow up!!

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 1:37 am

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