Once again another successful Winter Clothing Drive. The weather was frightful, but the Library was delightful.
A lot of faith, big hearts and a little asking is a great recipe for a wonderful Christmas season on a cold snowy day and happy people leaving with many warm smiles and bodies.
A lot of faith:
1. That people would come through by bringing in warm clothes through the month of November.
2. That the word would get out to the people, (200+) that needed some warmth for their bodies, souls and hearts.
1. Again in time of need the Faribault Daily News came through with very timely stories asking for clothes and letting people know that it was time to pick up the warm clothes.
2. South Central College Students, Hagre Lutheran Church, and many of the same people that gave last year came in with big smiles and warm clothes.
3. People brought in families to pick up clothes when their cars wouldn’t start or didn’t have transportation and too far to walk.
4. Church’s, companies, schools and organizations spread the word of the needs and to the needy.
A Little Asking:
1. I called Divine Mercy Catholic Church and asked Fr. Thomas Joseph if the Net Team could help sort the mountain of clothes and 6 angels spent 3 hours getting everything just right. Thank you Emily, Chris, Angelle, Freddy, Danielle, and Claudia.
2. The day before distribution of the clothes I asked Paulene Schrieber to do a little splash in the Daily News to remind people to come and pick up warm clothes and she did a lovely piece and pictures on the front and second page. People who saw it brought in more clothes and many that read it left a little warmer because of the article.
3. Thanks again to Buckham Library and wonderful staff for allowing us to use their site and letting us in early on Friday and Saturday and graciously showing the people where to go.
Big Hearts are plentiful in this city and with everyone that we associate with. Once again life around here is a little more harmonious for everyone and a little warmer for others.
Thanks everyone and have a gentle day, Milo