It had been 10 days ago that I got an idea. I can’t quite explain it, as it’s been laying on my heart for quite sometime. I contacted family, friends and a few colleagues to help with the mission. They probably thought I was crazy…I thought I was crazy…because in just less than 10 days, they surpassed the goal for the mission.
The Local Office on Aging has many, many elderly people they serve everyday. With over 650 individuals on their Meals on Wheels program just in our area, it’s no doubt they serve many. So…what if we made Easter a special time for as many of their clients as possible?
With a goal of 100 Easter Baskets / Bags, family, friends and colleagues set out to collect and assemble donations. This morning we arrived at the Local Office on Aging with the truck PACKED full of 158 Easter baskets / bags. Did you catch that? 158!!
I was completely overwhelmed with their generosity, kindness and selflessness. I mean c’mon, in the middle of all of that one of my good friends had a baby too!!
There’s no doubt in my mind that each of them made a huge impact. Especially after receiving an email from the LOA:
I took the first batch of baskets out after you left. Our clients were deeply appreciative of the gifts. And they did not know anything was coming, they were greatly surprised. It was a group of senior adults — looking like little children opening their bags.
We’re moving mountains people, moving mountains.
Mound of donations….
….resulted in beaucoup of baskets / bags: