At the park, we have some of the cutest young kids. This past Sunday the weather had turned cooler and I was concerned about the kids being warm and what they had available to help with staying warm with up coming colder weather. After talking to some of the parents, I found that they have been able to supply some of their winter needs for their children, but there are some that are still needed. I am reaching out to anyone who might be able to help with these needs. We have some little girls who are in need of warm clothing in the size 2T, 5 or 6 and size 7 to 8. We also have a few little boys ranging in age from about 6 to 10. They also could use gloves, beanies and socks. If you can help in anyway, please let me know. Many are school age kids and going to school with proper clothing to wear would be a blessing to them. Remember that when not in school these kids are having to spend their time on the streets or in a car. They don’t always have a warm place to get out of the cold and having warm items to wear can really make their day a little more bearable. Thank you for your help.
On my drive home from work, I stopped at the gas station. I glanced across the street and saw this sign. Thought to myself “Has anyone else noticed it and does this tug at the heart of anyone else?”
Easter is this coming Sunday and we will be celebrating with a big Easter dinner in the park. We have had large crowds of people (serving over a hundred this past weekend) and we are expecting another large crowd this week. If you would like to help, let me know. Please join us if you have no place to go for Easter, we would love to have you. There will be egg coloring for the kids, as well as Easter baskets for them. We will be having a big Easter dinner, serving the following.
and lots of Desserts
We always have a great time, so please join us. We look forward to seeing you.
I am headed to Florida today for my brother’s funeral. He passed away this past Sunday. Anna will be coordinating the meal for this coming Sunday in the park. I don’t know if I will have internet access while at my mom’s. So if you have any questions about this coming Sunday’s meal, please contact Anna. Thank you and Love to you all.
We had a great day with our friends in the park today. Because of the weather and all the snow, we did not have a big turn out, but still served about thirty people today. Thirty people who may have not had any place else to go for the holiday and each one of them so grateful for the hot meal. They were very grateful for you taking time out of your Christmas day to come down and be with them. Many whom live in their cars grabbed plates and headed back to the warmth of their cars, while others scattered through out the park. We even had a few of the Frisbee golfers come by for dessert and warm hot chocolate. Thank you to Dee for coming a long ways in this weather to bring us so many pies, so wish there were more people there to eat them all. We will be having pie for dessert next week. Many filled their pockets with the candy she brought and one of the guys took toys for his kids as well as some to take back to the kids at the shelter. Thanks to Heather at the Stinker station for making cookie bags for the folks and thanks to Pastor Laura and her group from Church for Now for all the wonderful gift bags, everyone was excited to receive them. I thank you all for making it a wonderful day for all who showed up and I thank you for making my Christmas special as well. I spend the holidays alone and getting to spend it with such wonderful people makes my heart jump with joy. Each and every heart in that park is touched by your generosity, kindness and love and that includes mine as well. You are truly a blessing. Merry Christmas to you all and I pray many blessings on your lives in the coming New Year.
Link to video Christmas 2016