This past weekend was one that was filled with many happy faces, tears of joy and helping hands as the members of the Kinette Club of Calgary , of which I am one, launched our annual Adopt-A-Family program. This is a program that we run every year to help families in need have a wonderful Christmas. It was such an amazing event and we were able to help almost 200 families receive warm clothes, food and hygiene items that they normally would go without. We also include a few “luxury” items if you will, such as a special toy for a child or sheets for a bed. There are so many moments that filled my heart this past weekend and so many generous donors and volunteers that offered a lot of help to families who truly go without on a day-to-day basis. Here are a few highlights…
Paula happily wrapping presents the week before
Pat and Kelli
Darlene…who provided all the food and snacks for the weekend
Ginetta and Jane
Rhonda and Dani… Adopt-A-Family masterminds!
As the weekend continued and the gifts piled up you could hardly see across the hall, these pictures don’t even begin to show the amount of donations we received!
There is something about this time of year that brings people together to help one another and I wish this generosity would carry over into a whole year of giving. It breaks my heart knowing that there are so many people who live without basic needs. Moments like this remind me to be grateful for all that I have and all that I was given, to take nothing for granted and count my blessings on a daily basis.
What are you most grateful for this holiday season?
~tl 12 days