Making jewelry is not just about making beautiful things for other people to wear. Making jewelry is also for a cause. Several of the JET team (Jewelry on Etsy) members have gathered together and listed certain jewelry items in support of the disaster experienced by the Philippino people last fall. If you search "jetteam Philippines" those pieces of jewelry will appear. The proceeds from these pieces of jewelry will be sent to Lutheran Disaster Relief, Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, and WorldVision for Philippines Disaster Relief.
Here is a sampling of that jewelry:
JETs also assist people closer to home. The US ecomony is improving but many people are having difficulties. Those people are your friends.
Do you hear what they are saying? Your friends aren't going to come right out and say that they are hungry but after hearing they have eaten pasta 8 nights in a row that is a clue.Reach out and buy some groceries for your friend.
Is your friend cold - get her a space heater or pay her heating bill for a month. There are many ways to help your literal next door neighbor. Be thankful you are not in that position for there but by the grace of God go I. Lend a helping hand either anonymously or in person. The method doesn't matter, the aid is what matters.