We here at The Novel Turtle think that it is very important to give back. Giving back to those around us who have helped us. Giving back to those around us who may need a hand. Below are some of the ways we have chosen to do this. (Newest to Oldest) These things are not here as a way for us to toot our own horn, but to serve as ideas for you to give back as well. Each of us has our own strengths that we can use to help others. Use your strength, find your cause, and find a way to serve those around you in a meaningful way.
Within our “Favorite Socks” post we did a giveaway. Someone won a $25 gift card to John’s Crazy Socks, but we also gave socks to our local homeless shelter based on the number of likes, pictures, etc. Read the “Fun Socks” post to see why we did this, and for inspiration for your own projects.
These are port pillows. (The three pictured are just examples, we may or may not have this exact fabric left.) They are used by people who have a port in (for blood draws, chemo, etc.), and/or people who have had surgery on their chest area. You put them on your seat belt and they keep it from rubbing against your port (or incision). My grandmother and I make them (mostly her =)).
Pick Your Color
These are just examples, to show you what the pillows look like. You pick what color scheme you would like your pillow to be and we’ll send you one in that color. We have many different colors and designs.
Soft Pillow on One Side
The side that goes against your chest is a soft pillow.
Velcro for Easy Placement
The other side has two velcro tabs that go around the seat belt to hold it on.
If you, or someone you know is going through cancer treatments and needs a port pillow, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send me a private message on Facebook, and we will send you one for free. (We can currently only ship to the U.S. for free. If you are outside of the U.S. all you would need to do is pay shipping costs, the pillow is still free.)
This is not a scam, or an effort to get more names for a mailing list. We are offering to give these to people who need them. We enjoy making them and we want to give back when we can. This is our little way of doing so.