Super Hero Cape

Tonight we were taking some photos to send over to The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project for a special video montage. Arianna asked if her tote bag was a super hero cape.

Well, let me think about that one.

If super heroes come up with amazing ideas to begin a Project that helps our neighbors carry food from the pantry to the bus to home using reusable grocery tote bags, then yes, it is a super hero cape (and has been evidenced at PodCamp!)

If super heroes find a way to turn one tote bag into 153 plus way more a year later and then into joining the Steering Committee of that Project, then yes, a tote bag is a Super Hero Cape.

If super heroes find ways to coupon for food pantries and share those processes with others through the Tote Bag Project, then yes, a tote bag is a Super Hero Cape. 

If super heroes are ‘lil girls and boys who give up their toy room space to hold boxes of tote bags, food, and feminine products or ‘lil boys and girls who gather toys for Stuff a Bus instead of asking for birthday presents, then yes, a tote bag is a Super Hero Cape.

Arianna, may you continue to show adults how to give and to be a super hero. Your caring heart brings tears of joy to my eyes–I am so proud of the ‘lil lady that you are. Always remember that even if you don’t have much, there is always someone else who has less than you–thank you for reminding us of this, and thank you for being a Super Hero.

#PghToteChallenge Day 2 Thoughts

It’s Day 2 of the Tote Bag Challenge and we did pretty good. You’ve made a dollar, though, Tote Bag Project. Mr. Burgher just realized the diaper purchase went straight into a plastic bag. I can’t blame him, he’s constantly trying to balance coupons, two kids, and making sure he does everything just right. Forgiven, right?

I did question whether or not the pretzels I had as a snack today counted as a penalty, but since they were pre-packaged, they did not.

At work, I took a photo of a co-worker’s tote bag in action. He uses this tote to bring in his lunch, and I’ve always noticed it because it’s bright. It’s great to know I work alongside others who are thinking green!

Summary:
2 days into Challenge
$1 in penalties

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While you are here, why don’t you enter this giveaway for a set of felt play food? The artist will be at I Made It! Market Jr on Saturday, and we’d love for you to have a set of her goodies!