Most of the lightbulbs you see in the photo above were provided by GE Lighting for the purpose of donating on behalf of this month’s Champions for Kids Simple Service Project. The other box was provided by one of my friends, also for the purpose of donating.
I met a pretty amazing gal this year. Her story is not mine to tell, but I just need to say this: It’s an amazing story of rescue and redemption and because of her past, she devotes her present to bringing about the same kind of rescue and redemption in the lives of others. She started The Tapestry Project here in Oklahoma City. Watch this:
If you watched that to the very end you heard the main point of their mission – Tapestry: Making the community liveable again. How beautiful is that? And how awesome that they really ARE doing what they set out to do? I just snagged the following information straight from their website, but it shows the work is dynamic and ongoing:
Currently, the urban development project is taking place in a neighborhood located at SW 29th St. and Portland. Renovation efforts are underway and the neighborhood is hopeful for the first time in several years.
I think that’s AWESOME. And I want to figure out how my family can get involved way past this tiny little simple service project some time really soon. But for now, they seemed like the perfect fit for a little surprise donation of some GE Energy Smart Light Bulbs.
First off, let me say that I have been a s…l…o…w… convert to the use of energy saving light bulbs. It seems we tried using them when they first came out a few years ago and they were super expensive and didn’t last ANY longer than the cheaper ones we had been buying so…I went back to the cheaper ones. Please don’t be hating me for that, it’s just the way a budget-conscious mind thinks most of the time. But last week I did pick up four boxes of these GE Reveal Light Bulbs for our own personal use.
We have some 40+ light bulbs in our house with all the various light fixtures and lamps and such. The 60-watt bulb is my usual choice and I just used the GE Energy Savings Calculator to figure out that our annual energy savings amounts to $216.81 with the switch to these bulbs. We also avoid 1.163 tons of CO2 annually. Wowza!
Here’s a little more info about that too:
So with all this in mind, I was happy to snag a few boxes of GE Energy Smart Light Bulbs today to donate to The Tapestry Project where they are deep into the mission of making our community liveable again.
I was in and out at Walmart tonight. My dad and I went together to look for two things. We left with one of the things we went in there for. You can see our experience in this Google+ photo album here. Our light bulb mission was indeed successful, though!
If you’d like to get involved here in Oklahoma City, I’m happy to gather your light bulb donations and deliver them on your behalf! Or, please find a place in your own community where you can get behind an organization serving those who so desperately need it. Either way, be sure to check this link out for more information on how much energy you can save by making the switch and also download this printable coupon to use on your own purchase of GE Lighting products – make your donation go *that* much further!
As always, thanks for reading about this important ministry here in Oklahoma City and for thinking about how you can get involved in your own community.
As part of my partnership with GE, I received coupons for my GE light bulbs. All opinions posted about my GE Lighting experience are my own. I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ , Champions for Kids, and GE Lighting #CBias #SocialFabric. I keep a proper disclosure statement available here.