Our Mother’s Day Project was a wonderful experience! We had an amazing Saturday and are so thankful to all who contributed to the event. From donating items, teens helping run stations and volunteers ready to put packages together, the Mother’s Day Project had lots of helpers!
Our day began with a reading of the book, A Chair For My Mother to give the kids perspective on how some families may need a little extra help and how a community can support them. After reading the story, we were able to physically show our volunteers all the wonderful items our community donated to help women who are staying in local shelters. Once finished with the story, everyone assembled the care packages and put them inside of the donated purses. These care packages had so many items in them: toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, tissues, hand sanitizer, razors, beauty samples, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and soap. Volunteers also made notes, a salt scrub and lip balm that were also added to the package. In just about two hours, we had assembled 102 care packages which were delivered this past Monday. Care packages were evenly distributed between between HOPE Family Services, SPARCC, and Second Chance Last Opportunity. Any purses that we weren’t able to fill with care packages were donated to Blessing Bags, Bring on the Ministry and Mothers Helping Mothers.