Card Making for our Homeless!
We 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.