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)
So 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,
Hi-Rise Bread Company, Shepard, Cutty's, Covet + Lou, Wild Pops, and Russo's market. How's that for incentive?!
So please join us for our 2nd textile drive and some good cheer. We’ll look for your familiar face behind that stack of blankets and sheets. ( We are accepting donations early if you cannot make it on Saturday)
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 talented photographer (and fellow animal lover) Sophie Gamand for allowing us to use an image from her Wet Dog series. Please visit and learn more about Sophie's work here.