LifeMoves Mission Recap

We are already into February of this new year. Time flies! Rachel and I have a goal of recapping each monthly mission once it is completed to show our kids, those who participated and community here what a Kind impact we all had for those in need during each month.

We started our Finding Kindness Project back in December 2016 with our first mission, Fighting Hunger with the Second Harvest Food Bank. However, the holiday season is an extremely busy time of year for food banks and we have yet to hear back regarding actually how much poundage we were able to donate back in December. I can only imagine how busy they must be getting back to everyone and as long as our food was put to good use, we all win.

This past month’s mission was Clothing the Homeless with LifeMoves and I am happy to report, Rachel and I were able to see exactly how far our Kindness stretched this time….

With the thoughtful donations from friends and family, with the help of our children, their classmates and friends and with the hard work of a special Girl Scout Troop, Rachel and I were able to deliver over 50 large black garbage bags FULL of clothing donations, toys, baby supplies, toiletries, household supplies, canned food donations, elderly care supplies, etc. to LifeMoves this past Tuesday.

While we were there for our donation delivery, we were able to take a few minutes and talk to the workers and even some people who will be benefiting from our donations. We met a woman named Adriana who lives and works at LifeMoves and we were able to take a few minutes to introduce ourselves, hear her story about why she is grateful for LifeMoves and how they differ from other shelters around the area. We even had time to share with her what we, as parents, are trying to do with our children with the Finding Kindness Project.

Even though our children were not able to be present during the donation delivery, they were able to be apart of this mission in a very tangible way. They were able to go through all their clothes themselves and decided what and why they wanted to donate certain items, they were the ones sorting all the clothes and organizing them into categories, they were the ones that bagged each item and labeled the bags appropriately, and finally, they were the ones that loaded the bags into our cars for delivery.

Each little step and monthly mission is a brick in the foundation of Kindness in our children and THAT I am very proud of. Keep up the good work friends and below are some pictures from our sorting party and donation delivery. Enjoy! #kindcooperative

 

LifeMoves Clothing Drive Sorting Party

We are so happy to see the #kindcooperative in motion and so many of you have reached out to us on Facebook and on the blog to let us know you want to help with this month’s mission to clothe the homeless.  Keep up the good work!

In addition to collecting clothes this month, we wanted to let you know about our “Sorting Party” we will be hosting to coincide with this month’s mission. [Details can also be found HERE and HERE]

We will need to sort through all the donations and we thought this would be a great opportunity to get the kids involved and working.

Not only will they feel the hard work they are doing collecting the clothes, but they will see just how much we have all collected over the month. It is hard for kids to tangibly feel their contribution and really understand the impact they are having. Letting them see the piles of clothes is a great first step in a deeper understanding of how their kindness is making an impact.

If you are local, stop by from 10-1 pm and join us! We will be taking donations up until 1 pm that day.

Thanks and keep up the great work #kindcooperative!