When he heard about our vouchers program, he was immediately 'all over it!" He worked the maximum number of volunteer hours that he could, ensuring that each child would get two gifts from him!
When Ted (not his real name) showed up to shop, he was bursting with excitement. He carefully looked through everything on each tables, plus looked at bikes and stuffed animals. This tall, burly man began gathering and carrying his chosen items. A volunteer, who knew him from weekly phone calls, stepped up to help. These two men were having a grand time shopping.
Ted and his friend, the volunteer, then carried everything to our wrapping tables. He was so pleased and relieved that someone would help him wrap these many gifts. He was careful to make sure that each package had the correct name on it, so he wouldn't miss any of his children.
On the way out, Ted stopped for prayer, expressing his excitement and joy. "I couldn't even imagine anything like this. You have no idea how much this helps me."
Perhaps not, but we could imagine the joy of each of his children getting a gift from a Dad who wanted to remain in their lives and connect well with each of them. These kids would know their Dad cared as he was able to give them hand picked gifts he had earned.
We are looking forward to hearing the stories that will happen THIS year, as client's earn and then come and choose. Thanks for helping us bless our Neighbor's in Need!