Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Making a difference in the community
Throughout the past couple of years, reaching out to others has been a priority and privilege. Three years ago we started a group called Kids for Cancer Patients that met at an elementary school. What started out as a few kids coming out of curiosity, grew to over 30 who made crafts for the patients in the Oncology unit at PVH. Our group met for two years until we moved across town and felt it was time to move on to something new. Now the three of us (mom and two daughters) have launched Galatians5girls and spend our time making crafts to sell at various businesses. The money earned goes towards buying new supplies for our projects. Projects we often give as gifts, such as the steady supply of bookmarks we have for outpatients in Oncology. Visiting Respite kids has also been enjoyable. During one visit we brought along beauty supplies (nail polish, hair stuff, etc.) and spoiled the girls there. We raise money for charities as well. We have participated in Relay for Life, Light the Night, and March of Dimes. We hope to start earning more money so we can continue to make a difference in the lives of others. We want to recruit other mom/daughter pairs to venture out into the community with us. Feeding the homeless is the next community outreach we are planning for July.