Thank you to Renee Annunziata and Brownie Troop 2436 for their awesome donation of 3 newborn baskets and 3 handmade diaper bags. These basic items for new moms and their babies will be appreciated by the clients who receive them. We are so happy to see youth groups invest their time and energy into community service projects for their neighbors in need. Thank you for helping our clients who are struggling through these challenging times!
3rd grader Saharsh Dasari stopped by with his mom Sameera today. He was dropping off new coats and gift cards that he purchased with money he collected for Christmas. He also included a handwritten note that said –
“I am a third grader, for Christmas I collected money and my mom helped me buy new winter coats for kids who do not have them. We dropped off some coats two weeks ago at the wish project, Today I am droping of 3 more also, for the wish project. I donated the toys I got for my birthday 2 weeks ago at the wish project. I hope the kids who got these for Christmas, have fun with them.”
It’s hard to know just what to say about that note. The compassion and kindness it contains is like a ray of sunshine in what has been a sad and awful year for many. It’s children like Saharsh that give us hope for the future. Teach kindness and empathy to young children and they will model it for the rest of their lives.
Meet 3 year old Kendra. Kendra and her mom Lisa Colella were talking about how there are other families who do not have everything that they do and Kendra asked if they could give nightlights to kids who didn’t have any. So Lisa and Kendra did just that. They purchased 21 nightlights for kids and wrapped them in pretty holiday bags and included a sweet note and donated them to us. The next day those same holiday bags were picked up by Carmen from Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children to go out to their clients. Now 21 children will go to sleep to the glow of Kendra’s nightlights and know a little girl cared enough about their safety and comfort to want to help them. Kids helping kids is a magical way to serve your community.