Saturday, January 10, 2009

Have a Garage Sale, Save a Life.

It is my hope that those who come to this site will have Garage Sales For Gaza and donate the proceeds to keep the innocent men, women and children of that war torn land, alive.

I know I am not alone in having a wide range of emotions when I think of their desperate plight. I don't know all the politics and I don't care. For as long as I have been alive (57 years) I have seen their deaths on the news weekly if not daily. For all these years there has been suffering. We have all seen the photos of mothers and fathers holding the bodies of their children in their arms as they looked to the heavens for some comfort. We have all seen the photos of crying children looking for their parents, parents who will never comfort them again.

I have never done anything more than vacillate between the political points I have seen made on the news. I didn't know what or who to believe. I have never taken action to help either side.
Well, those days are over!
I will help those who are being isolated, imprisoned, bombed, strafed and totally destroyed.
Whatever the two sides have been doing all my life, it hasn't worked.
It is time to try something new.

Will you join with me and hold Garage Sales For Gaza and spread the word to all your friends to do the same? Perhaps if we spread the word far and wide to simply help the people who are being massacred, we can shift things in favor of mankind.

I would love to post the success stories of your Garage Sales and even photos. I would also like to post your stories of why you have decided to help. I'll polish up this site over the next while too. This is my first attempt at creating a site, so it does have some rough edges. Please be patient with me. If I waited until I was perfect at it, then children in Gaza would have to wait and suffer needlessly.

To donate: This is the link to a secure PayPal site for the International Solidarity Movement.

Please note that any amount of donation would help, no big amounts are necessary since the ISM members are surviving on basic needs. If you wish to see your donation be spent in a specific manner, kindly let us know. However we would appreciate if you could notify us of the time you intend to make the donation, if possible.
If you wish to donate in any other manner, let me know and we will get it done.

btw, you don't have to have a garage sale to donate, you can just use the same PayPal link to make a donation, like I did this morning. I just didn't want to wait. Too many people need help right this moment.

Please join me in this noble effort. I think we can make a lot of great friends while we save a lot of lives.

Terry Allen

My email:


  1. Way to go, Xman. The cynic in me whispers: "Why bother? You can't change the world." But there's another part of me who's always whispering back: "If the world finally goes to hell, it won't be because I wasn't stomping on the brakes." Thanks for stomping on the brakes.

  2. Thanks Joe.
    Your example through, has always motivated me to learn to "think".

    I was also recently challenged by Natalie, a brave woman in Gaza who would not allow me to get away with the common reaction of "helplessness" to issues seemingly out of my control. She writes for

  3. Nice job Xman. Nice to see someone so pasionate about a subject, and trying to do something about it.

    On the lighter side, since you posted your age, it appears that you are an old fart compared to JoeC and me, who are just babes in arms.

  4. Thanks Pelmo,
    Yes, I am an old fart...and a slow learner.

    But, like the old Indian in "The Outlaw Josey Wales" said:

    We shall endevour to persevere.

  5. Awesome idea! Thanks for joining in! Natalie Abou Shakra from the Moments of Gaza blog has inspired and challenged me as well.

    Let's all work towards a free Palestine for our children's future!

    -The Dork

  6. Thanks, Dork.
    I see your posts elsewhere and can see you care about this subject a great deal. I'm like a lot of people. I care about something, but have a hard time getting my caring converted into action. I don't think anyone will ever top Nike's "Just Do It!".

    I do feel my "bit" is an insignifigant drop in the bucket, but while I am only crawling now, I hope to be running in the future.

    I envy you that warn AZ weather.
    Take care.

  7. How can you guarantee that innocent will get the donation and that Hamas will not rob it, as reported that Hamas, today and last week, raided some 100 aid trucks that Israel had allowed into Gaza, stole their contents and sold them to the highest bidders?

  8. I'll take that chance.
    I'm not about to withhold my help on the chance someone will intercept it.
    If I did that, the innocents have no chance of geting it.