Project: We See You. The Final Lap.
It’s crunch time.
The bags will be distributed this Friday!
I still have so much work to do: more sorting, more sealing, more stuffing.
Yesterday I spent the morning going through the shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.
After cleaning the bottles-with-the-strange-hair-on-them, I did a little redistributing, so each set would be like new.
Luckily, I had a helper.
After five minutes he declared, “This is hard work. mommy, I just need to relax.”
He gets small pieces of what we’re doing, but the number of people living without is hard enough for an adult to wrap their mind around, much less a four year old.
But, yesterday, on the way home from the zoo, we spotted a homeless man and Luca asked me if we could buy him a house.
I wish we had enough money to buy everyone a house, but we don’t, so we just have to do what we can, when we can, to help make their situation a little more bearable.
On Friday, I picked up fifty of these reusable water bottles from Dollar Tree, to add to the bags.
And then on Sunday….
I just need to zip up the bags so the little people in my house will stop nabbing the tasty treats. And, by little people, I mean me.
I still need to print out the We See You flyers, with our area’s homeless services printed on the back. So, if anyone knows of a good online template or print resource, let me know.
I’m also hoping to pick up a Metro Bus card to slip in the bags.
I’ll post pictures of all the items in each bag, once I’m done filling them.
You guys have been so amazing.
One of my best friends even bought new underwear to put in the bags!
And, another friend has started her own bags, which led her sister to start her own.
Uplifting to me, in so many ways, during such an awful time for our nation.
Thank you for being so damn good.
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.”
If you’re wondering what this is all about…