Thursday, August 25, 2011

"Blessing House is in our Driveway!"

It was school supplies delivery day and Sr. Mary and Sr. Sandra loaded up the van with all of the donated supplies we had received to deliver them to children who have stayed at Blessing House.  Families have been calling for help and school is about ready to start.

Deliveries were made to 30 children and it was exciting for Sr. Mary and Sr. Sandra each time they knocked on a door and the children realized they were getting new school supplies.  They went with their moms to the van and picked out bookbags which they filled with paper, pencils, glue sticks and notebooks. 

Then as Sr. Mary turned a corner and pulled onto a side street, a young boy standing on the sidewalk noticed the Blessing House logo on the van and started shouting, “It’s Blessing House!  It’s Blessing House!”  He ran down the sidewalk as the van drove slowly down his street continuing to shout.  Then when Sr. Mary finally pulled into his driveway, he went running in the house and yelled to his mom, “Blessing House is in our driveway!”

He was so excited to get his supplies and now he was finally ready for school.

Then his friend and neighbor joined him and wanted to know if the supplies were free.  When Sr. Mary told him they were, he asked if he could get some, too.  Sr. Mary asked him what school he went to and when he told her, she pulled out the supply list for his school and filled a bag for him, too.

It was a great opportunity to visit with some of our families and we couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome.  (Blessing House is in our driveway!)  The children are all ready and excited about going back to school and for most of them, these supplies were all they had to start back. 

Thanks to all who donated supplies for our children.  We wish you could have seen their faces, as they filled their bags with brand new things.  Now they are ready to learn. 

Just one more example of the simple things that truly make a difference in the lives of our children.

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