30 October 2016

Clean sheets, towels, and blankets drive: Saturday, November 12, 2016

We do a lot of talking over here about nesting, about how much we love textiles and the importance of making your home a comfy, nurturing space for you and your loved ones.
And you, thankfully, participate in that textile love. We’re birds of a feather.
We got to wondering though, simply because we deal with the same issue, where do you put your new wonderful blanket or towel when you're already sitting on years’ worth of soft-goods? When do you cull, and once you have, what do you do with that 10-year-old sheet set you no longer need?
Personally, we’ve taken those well-loved but still useful and clean blankets, sheets, and towels to the MSPCA-Angell Animal Care and Adoption Center in Boston. At MSPCA-Angell, these items are always in demand, but now that the fall chill is settling in, they’re needed more than ever. Textiles help animals feel nested, warm, and safe in sterile cages with cement floors. Why not send your unwanted items their way? Better yet, wash them, fold them, and bring them to Pod. We’ll cross that darned Charles River and deliver them ourselves. (please no used animal beds)
And what do you get other than space in your closet and our heartfelt thank you? Well, we’re holding a drawing. Whoever donates can throw their name into the pot for a chance to win a variety of prizes including gift certificates to Pod, 
Lamplighter Brewing Co, HiRise Bakery, Michelle Barrett Ceramics, Bow Street Flowers, Extras by Alaina, and Bagelsaurus  How's that for incentive ?!

*UPDATE: We are thrilled to be hosting Lamplighter Brewing Co. From 1-3p they will be serving up samples of their house-made beer. They're new to Cambridge so come and show 'em some love.

So please join us for this special textile drive and some good cheer. We’ll look for your familiar face behind that stack of blankets and sheets.

 The mission of the MSPCA-Angell is to protect animals, relieve their suffering, advance their health and welfare, prevent cruelty, and work for a just and compassionate society.

*A special thank you to our friend Rose for letting us use this image of her adorable French Bulldog named Bubs. You can find more of Bubs adventures and snarky remarks on her Instagram feed: yourgirlbubs