Spreading Joy has a couple of annual events we do each year. One of them is our Christmas Joy event where we bring in Children and their Moms for a Christmas Bash! This cannot be done without your help or people volunteering so before I get started, I just want to say thank you again to those that give financially, share on Social Media and come volunteer in person.
At every volunteer meeting I always tell people “If you see a need, meet it. You don’t need my permission to do something, just make it happen.”
This is the heart and soul of what we do. We meet needs.
During the few days before our last event, I saw a need that I couldn’t un-see. After some preparation for Christmas Joy that night, the Mr. and I drove an hour to verify the need. A single mom sleeping in her car with two small children. Just a week and a half before Christmas.
Needless to say it was a long drive back. My mind was racing and I wished I had all the money in the world to fix this.
My heart was broken for them.
After finding her and verifying her situation, we came home and decided to do what we could for her. Someone had already put her and her children in a hotel and was helping her find housing.
They needed CHRISTMAS. I reached out to the generous hearts in a Facebook group and people stepped up immediately. I had a list of toys her children wanted and every single item on there was found and purchased. Even a Baby Alive – 50 miles away. Amazing!
The gifts were wrapped in their favorite wrapping paper, Frozen and Wrestling.
Thanks to the amazing hearts of Verizon Wireless, I was even able to give her a brand new Smart Phone! A top of the Line Droid!
Others donated furniture, clothing, food and even a couple months of cellular service.
Even though the week preceding our Christmas Joy event is the busiest week of my life, we still took the time to meet the need that was right in front of us.
Did I wonder if what we were doing would be enough? Yes.
Did I wonder what would happen afterwards? Yes.
Did I let that stop us from making a difference? No.
Doing what you can with what you have IS absolutely Spreading Joy to others and doing so unconditionally. Don’t focus on what you don’t have or can’t do. Reach out like we did and ask others to help. 99% of people have ginormous hearts and would love to make a difference in this way.
Thank you to the amazing hearts that met up with me and the Mr. during this week to bring Christmas to this Family.
Thank you Verizon Wireless for loving and caring for women that need a little help.
Thank you for Spreading Joy and making a difference. You never know just how huge the end result will be.
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