The 2nd Annual DoGood2FeelGood Day of Service
On August 14th (my 46th birthday) I was joined by dozens of friends and family at the Sixth Street Shelter in Allentown, PA for my DoGood2FeelGood DAY OF SERVICE in celebration of my birthday! Sounds crazy to some ... But, believe me when I say ... there is NO greater gift on my birthday than to be surrounded by people I love doing good for others. It is a celebration of all of the blessings I have in my life ... so very many ... that I want to give back to others.
On Thursday, our power-house group was able to complete many projects for the Shelter! We installed fans in their 25 apartments (fans that were generously donated by an amazing soul for my DoGood2FeelGood Day of Service), we planted flower pots, we did A LOT of weeding … A LOT!, we cleaned and sanitized the Family Center playroom and organized books on shelves, we sorted clothing, we sorted and shelved the many donations we brought from the DoGood2FeelGood event as well as some from other groups, and we cleaned out and organized a basement for them!
I love that this day is for everyone ... we had a lot of kids join us this year … from a 3 years old all the way up to 15 year olds! There were ways for everyone to be involved and make a difference. It is NEVER too early to introduce your children to community service!
There were many people who were not able to attend, but that donated needed items for the Shelter and supplies for us to complete our projects! A BIG, HUGE Thank You to everyone who donated money or supplies!
A wonderful surprise showed up that day as well … We had another birthday girl come by that day ... sweet Preslie, who had her party earlier that week and asked her friends to provide birthday party supplies for kids in need instead of gifts for her! They brought those party supplies on Thursday to the Sixth Street Shelter! They will most certainly put smiles on the faces of the children who benefit from her donation. LOVE IT! What a wonderful, beautiful soul! Happy birthday Preslie!
What are my parting words ... DoGood2FeelGood! Small Gestures = Make BIG IMPACTS! Pass it on and Pay it Forward. #DG2FG