Hey y’all! So today’s theme was Jesus Honored His Parents and So Can You.
And seeing as I live with my parents, it didn’t make sense to call them up or anything. So instead I simply spent time with my mom doing something she liked to do.
I also spent it with my almost second mom Amy, so it was a win-win.
So some background first, Amy works for a company who auctions of their IT equipment (computers and such) every 3 years. That money is then spent to buy things for the homeless shelter (We call it the Road Home)
Last week we spent $4,500 on bras, underwear, socks, and shoes for both men and women.
Today we spent a little over $8,000 more on hats, gloves, and coats for men and women again.
The sheer amount of stuff we were able to buy, was mind blowing to me. I loved being able to be a part of something so meaningful. Knowing that such a large amount of people would have protection against the cold, and the necessities of daily life is truly amazing. Especially since they get to open it on Christmas, so they still get a “present”.
Before buying all of this stuff though, we went to Costco against and bought about $2,000 worth of soap, deodorant, pans, blankets, toothbrushes, laundry detergent, etc. for 4 refugee families.
These are people with children who have a house from the gov. with nothing in it. So we bought some more home necessities for them, and other employees will be buying them clothes and the kids toys and such.
If you have people around you in need I highly encourage you to help out. I promise you can make a difference. Even without money, just volunteering is very important. We’ll be going up next Sunday to actually volunteer at the Road Home, and I love it. It’s such a humbling experience every time I go.
And I know this was supposed to be about parents, but in a way it is. I am so grateful that my parents have taught me to give to others and have been such and great example of it. I’ve genuinely loved the opportunity to serve with and learn from them.
Please don’t forget the people less fortunate than we are. Give what you can, even if that’s just a thought or a smile. I hoped this inspired you to go and help someone.
As always, love y’all! -Aspen AKA the Author
P.S. Thanks to Lauren for coming, and helping get the work done faster. You’re such an amazing person, let’s keep lighting the world together xx