Over 500 Hello Kitty Items Gone!

Back in July I asked all of you to comment on a post to help me get rid of 200 Hello Kitty items by leaving a comment on the post. The deal was that if the thread got over 1000 comments, my wife would donate 200 of her Hello Kitty items to a local orphanage that I collect presents for here in Japan. If the thread failed to reach 1000, I had to take my wife on a Hello Kitty trip without complaining. Luckily, you all came through and there were a total of 1,219 comments left.

Last weekend we ended up gathering up all the items for the orphanage. We asked what the kids wanted most and the request was for plush and for small items like pencils, notebooks and key-chain holders that they could use at school. We ended up giving more than 300 Hello Kitty plush away along with 200 of the smaller items that the kids had requested meaning that over 500 Hello Kitty themed goods left my house!!

Hello Kitty Plush

Hello Kitty plush giveaway

Hello Kitty plush for kids

The sad part? It didn’t even leave a dent in the amount of Hello Kitty crap that exists here. You would figure that if 500 items of anything left a house, you would be able to notice the difference, but that simply is not the case when you live in Hello Kitty Hell…

I’d just like to take a quick moment to thank everyone who took the time to comment to help out the kids. It’s very much appreciated. Their Christmas show will be on the 22nd of this month which both my wife and I will attend and when they will be presented with big bags from Santa filled with the toys that we and others have donated. Your effort will surely bring smiles to all their faces…

93 thoughts on “Over 500 Hello Kitty Items Gone!

  1. Holy poop, that’s a ton of kitty crap! Glad you were able to donate it to a good cause and I’m sorry that it didn’t make a big dent. Maybe your wife will be willing to make another donation to an orphanage or school again soon.

    Heck, donate more junk as holiday gifts!

  2. Every once in a while I’d wonder if everything you’ve been saying about your wife’s HK obsession was entirely true…I don’t wonder any more! In all seriousness, that is a great thing you guys have done. Happy Holidays!

  3. Maybe you can set up donations for Martin Luther King Day, Valentines Day, Presidents Day, Flag Day, Arbor Day… you’ll be free of HK by the end of the year, yes? πŸ™‚

  4. Wow, I’m so glad those are going to the kids! It’s very sweet that you’re choosing to donate to them. I find that really heartwarming, particularly at this time. I think I am reminded of “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

    However, for some reason the devil in me wants me to set all those little bags alight for some reason.

  5. I think it’s a wonderful cause that she was willing to donate to.
    Merry Christmas to both of you. Despite your hate of Hello Kitty, you’re probably a big softy. :3

  6. @Acton: look up ‘store’ in his archives… he wrote about it once…
    I’ve been to her store…she’s got some cute stuff!
    Anyway, I was proud to help the cause!
    I hope all those little kids appreciate the hell you had to go through worrying about losing and having to take her on a trip!
    (looking a picture and thinking to myself…’I could use some of those!’….I need help….)
    Merry Christmas, Mr.HKH!

  7. I would buy from her if I can find her store, any help here.

    MR HkH I know you would submit your self to water boarding at Gitmo before revealing the location.

  8. i am glad your wife was able to part with so many items to make other kids happy…. and even if the dent was not put in her merch that you thought would be put at least you dont have to go on a HK trip.

    take pics of xmas show πŸ™‚

  9. that’s really wonderful, and good for your wife for staying true to her word. merry christmas to all the kids at the orphanage!!

  10. that is absolutely amazing! and you say that THIS didn’t make a dent?!

    anyhoo, it’s a win-win:
    – win for you because that’s 500 fewer HK pieces in your house.
    – win for the kids because they’re all getting a little piece of HK love.

  11. Well at least thats 500 less HK items for you! But the evil shall now be spread to our youth…yay?

    But on a serious note, that was very kind of your wife

  12. Wow, good job! I’m sure it won’t only put a smile on the kids’ faces, I’m thinking it would put a big evil grin on YOUR face… before you get to thinking about how much more HK stuff there is in your house that you want to get rid of, that is. πŸ˜‰

    But it was really nice of you and your wife, I know a lot of collectors who wouldn’t even THINK of doing such a thing.

    Happy Holidays (hopefully without more Hello Kitty)!

  13. You know you could start giving away the duplicates, pretending you are taking them to work with you, but are really giving it away to some little kid or charity etc…

    Then again your wife would want a picture of all the hello kitties with you in it. @.@ So better yet, just sneak them out.

  14. That’s great that you’re donating all that to the orphanage, and I’m sure the kids will like it, (maybe not the boys…). You must be happy to have gotten rid of it, even if it didn’t make a difference, though. 1 small step at a time… maybe next year, you could make her give up 1 item for every comment, instead.

  15. awesome! i was wondering what had happened with the donating thing. i think this is great! i’m glad when i left a comment it helped the kids AND you have a little less hello kitty hell.

  16. how come you survived all of this?! i just spent over 5 hours reading the stuff you wrote and posted, and merely reading it almost made me vomit in the hello kitty barf bag! πŸ™ you poor thing. i’d not be as tolerant and made your hello kitty fΓΌhrer sign the hello kitty divorce papers and sleep in the hello kitty hotel. but that’s just me, i suppose. i have a similar problem with my friend, that’s how i got to your page…
    sending support, Ania from Croatia

  17. Now poor orphans are going to live in Hello Kitty Hell too Β°;;Β°… Mwahaha.
    Just kidding. It’s a good idea. When do you do a “2000 comments and we burn all our HK stuff” post? πŸ˜€

  18. That’s really wonderful. πŸ™‚ There’s nothing like getting something unexpected when you’re little, and even though it’s hello kitty, no doubt they’ll be very happy. πŸ™‚

    I hope your wife feels as happy about this as I do!

  19. mhkitty06: I need to try to contact her, I suspect many sellers are going to abandon the store model because changes EBay made, many of the are not popular like only accepting PayPal.

  20. Thank you for what you did. Thats wonderful, I wish I could see all of those happy kids when they recieved the gifts! Lucky you that you get to experience that. Honestly its a wonderful thing you have done!
    Take care!
    TheYoungMother

  21. @emily

    “smexi”?

    This is not attacking you, is this some sort of new slang? I don’t know what country you are from, as I remember you are not a native English speaker.

    @Hello Kitty Hell

    My kind regards to you and your wife. It’s an absolutely lovely thing that you guys did. πŸ˜€

    Hell, I feel like we all had a part in this. πŸ˜‰

  22. That’s fantastic πŸ™‚
    I hope it becomes an annual event (but then maybe she’ll buy more with it in mind that she’ll be giving a bunch of stuff away)

    Have a great kitty free christmas πŸ™‚

  23. here is my take if you are interested.
    It is a great thing that you are donating toys for children to love given that they are lonely and need something to really give their love to.
    Children are our future and if you can bring a smile to their faces it is all worth it. the down side is that you will be training a whole new generation to join the church of Sanrio. Their motto has always been leave your donations at the cash register.
    never the less, well done

    ** yes you can be shocked… Silent bob said something good about the Evil K**

    Merry Christmas to all

  24. Awesome.

    Not only is getting all that crap out of your house a good thing, but giving it to those kids makes it great.

    I agree with a few of those other comments though… what do we have to do to convince your wife to donate everything to charity?

  25. This is why people need to stop telling HKH to get a divorce. You’re wife minus HK obsession of DEATH = Pretty epic, it seems.

  26. Ah thats a beautiful site…demon kitties on their way out ^_^ *though if THAT didn’t leave a dent I’d seriously hate to see the rest of your house dude D= *

    There’s no point telling him to get a divorce…anyone who still sticks around despite practically swiming in that crap for even a day clearly deaply loves his wife

  27. You took 500 of my books and DVDs and donated them to charity, anyone who’d visited my house “before and after” would notice, and since I don’t live in Japan I probably have more house for them to occupy!

  28. @ando
    smexi means like super sexi or mega sexi yes indeed it is slang. I happen to like the word a lot……

  29. for a non feline loving horror that was an extremely nice thing for you to do… and your wife as well- it must have been a bit gut wrenching for her.

    kudos to you both. nice to hear about people making a difference in their areas.

    Bx

  30. You know all this time I rather thought you were exaggerating. I thought perhaps you just lumped together the HK items for that pic in your bathroom. Now I realize that it was just a defense mechanism because looking into your actual HKH would cause my mind to collapse. I’m sorry for doubting you, you poor soul.

  31. now i finally understand y u hate hello kitty so much
    happiness shld be share, tell ur wife to share ur hello kitty happiness every yr so everyone will be happy:p

  32. I’m a hello kitty fan….but i try to keep it to a min for the sake of my bf. the sad thing is that she ONLY got rid of stuffed animals. My bf read this and tried to get me to make a similar deal, sayin i had over 100 items, but we could only come up with about 50 items overall (a few he gave me and most are small). I have to say, as a girl, that hello kitty is very appealing to us, and so it really is hard to not love her.

  33. I think most of these kids won’t associate HK with happiness, but with the few stuff they ever had in their lives when they were little.

    And associate this with the crappy life they had.

    I think you’ll get more people for your cause.

  34. You should point out to your wife how hello kitty LOVES children, and just how generous hello kitty is! So “full of love, compassion, an generosity” that hello kitty herself would donate ALL the hello kitty items to the orphanage! To help those poor unfortunate children!! ((And you!!))

  35. OMG! I would have cried IF my husband made me donate my stuffs. I would donate other things but not my Hello Kitty… BUT it was a wonderful thing you did for the childrens! ^.^

  36. For gods sake you have FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRR too much hello kitty stuff. ya know, you should have given them all to ME

  37. Maybe somebody tell me.
    Where do you get those dolls?
    I live in the Netherlands so I’m not sure where to look.
    I hope so you have answers for my.

  38. Thats so nice of your wife and you, especially of your wife

    but aren’t you making MORE hello kitty fans with the donations?

  39. Aw! What a great thing you guys did! I’m proud to see your wife actually went through with it. You know, you could set up a museum and have people pay to come see your house. (snicker, giggle). Next year maybe you could do two orphanages and a relief donation. Some country this year will need it. Oh !! Or, you could donate them to the sheriff’s office, they need toys when they have to comfort kids when they take them and something has happened??? That would be cool too!!!

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