I haven't posted anything PIF related in forever and I thought I'd let you guys know what's going on.... .....I put PIF on Facebook around October. The response and requests have been overwhelming to say the least. It's been great to connect with more people, but it has not gone so well. Hardly any of the people I have helped have reimbursed me for shipping or even recognized the gifts/help. I'm not asking to have a bucket of Gatorade dumped on me or anything, but a quick "thank you" post is all I've ever asked for. Some people have been genuine in their requests, but mostly I get messages like "hey send me one them coolio Japanese chef knives", or "how much does knife A cost", or "please buy these knives from me". So disappointing to try and help people out only to be taken advantage of. Oh well, I shoulda known better. Maybe the recipients are too embarrassed to publicly acknowledge the gift-that it was just a want and not a need.......I dunno. I don't care. I'll be pulling the PIF Facebook page shortly. Even if an eighth of the requests I've received were genuine, I don't have the time, resources or desire to accommodate. I am still keeping the program alive, but it will only be here. Those of you who know anyone in need can send any requests my way. On a positive note, I recently sent out another complete kit. Kenneth P. aka wellminded1 sent me a message about one of his cooks having their knife bag stolen. I was able to quickly send a full kit, with bag. 3 Forgecrafts-thanks to mano-paring, boning and filet 1 Zakuri petty-thanks to Danny aka zweifel 1 oldie Dexter Cleaver-thanks to Al aka Cheflarge A Sabatier slicer/scimi-thanks to warrenb A full-on handmade Mert Tansu gyuto-thanks to Mert aka chefcomesback I wish I had taken pics. All knives were rehandled by me except the zakuri and Tansu. Feels good to help out. Thanks to everyone, especially Mrmnms and TKern and Son and daveb. I'll be around, and as usual, if you need help-let me know!