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The cold weather has made my turquoise table sad and lonely. Gone are the days of spending evenings at the table with friends, sipping on wine, discussing all the things of life.

What do I do with this table during the cold weather? It’s too symbolic to let it sit unattended for the next five months!

So, with the help of Kristin (who’s big idea started the whole Turquoise Table movement), I’ve decided what to do this month.

I was hoping for some type of holiday drive, where folks can drop off their donations at my table. I was going to do a little research today, but my problem was solved as soon as I opened my email inbox.

Right at the top, from one of our high school guidance counselors, was a list of items needed for students in our school district and a list of items needed for our local food pantry.

So over the next week, I’m going to be collecting these items at my turquoise table. Then I’ll deliver them to the school.

Highest priority:

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Hand/Bath soap
  • Deoderants
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Tea

Don’t live near my turquoise table? That’s okay. A quick phone call to your local food pantry or school will net similar results. You too can host your own toy/food/supplies drive this holiday season.

I would love to hear what you’re doing in your part of the world!



See below for complete list of items needed, including food pantry items:


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2 replies to this post
  1. LOVE this idea for your turquoise table. Way to see a need and address it in your community — this totally embodies the Front Yard People movement! Your heart is as big as Texas, friend (since Nebraska isn’t big enough!). Sending love from my turquoise table to yours! xo

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