HELPING WITH CARDS FROM KIDSWe are starting off the year focusing once again on our homeless. In October at the OWW fundraiser, we met an amazing man named, John. He was gregarious, funny, kind – and the children at this event ADORED him. He told jokes, asked them about themselves, and completely entertained them. The kids – well, they were just themselves. I spoke with him as well one on one. He was so inspiring, so positive and had such an amazing outlook on life all the while not knowing where he would sleep tomorrow, or if he could fill his stomach. He mentioned none of this and instead talked about his faith in God and that he knows he will find his way back. The next day when I spoke to the founder of OWW, I asked him who that man was the night before. He told me it was John, a homeless man he has known for quite some time. He told me that John had said to him after the children left that he was even more inspired now to get back on his feet. How much that night meant to him because these kids didn’t know he was homeless. All they know was that he was their new friend, John. John who made them laugh. John who was an incredible story teller. John, the really cool guy that was no different than their Dads or family friends. This left John on cloud 9 and more motivated than ever to get back on track. Children have the incredible power to make us believe again. Believe in a better world, a better life and a better us. A simple drawing, gift, or smile from a child can change the most cynical person’s day.
PROFESSIONAL CLOTHES FOR OUR LOCAL HOMELESS
We are also collecting professional clothes for men and women- all types of clothes – suits, slacks, blouses, sweaters, ties, belts, shoes, button down shirts, etc. all sizes for our homeless to try on and take with them to wear as they interview and get back on their feet. The clothes are also the final piece of the masterpiece – that last bit of confidence they will put on that day to get them ahead of the game. If you wish to donate any clothes please contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org. Clothes are needed by February 1st, 2017
Happy New Year to all!