First and foremost, thank you so much for all of your donations. The outpouring of donations was literally spilling out of our houses and could barely fit in the RV when we went to pack it all up.
We were able to fill up a 24 foot RV, a whole minivan and even still had to turn donations away and send some off to other companies, like Loma Brewery in Los Gatos. It was more than we could have ever imagined and it is a true testament to the giving nature that is in all of us. It was so heartwarming to watch the “web” of kindness grow as everyone worked together to spread the word and help strangers in their time of need. With the world in such chaos lately, it is a nice reminder that people are inherently good. Thank you!
After we organized everything, packaged it up nicely, we were able to drive up and hand deliver all the donations to a donation center at the Century 21 in the heart downtown Santa Rosa. We can’t thank Leigh Ann at that office enough for opening their doors and allowing us to bring as much as we did. We were also able to go shopping for some newer items like toiletries, underwear, etc. with the generous monetary donations from friends and family.
As you can see in some of the pictures below, this was a true family affair. We were able to get the kids involved and have them experience the labor of love that goes into helping those in need. Being that we had family and friends involved, this hit hard and they truly identified with this cause.
After the donations were delivered, we headed back home. Luckily, the following Monday we took the day off and drove back up to help sort, organize and tend to those that came in to gather what they needed. This was another amazing experience, it felt really good to be put to work and help people meet their immediate needs.