Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pack it In

Today, I packed 32 backpacks filled with school supplies into the car and dropped them off at Grace Centers of Hope. I totally missed the kids and had to just leave the backpacks. It was a bit disappointing.

But, it was really encouraging to look inside the backpacks to see how everyone did. Volunteers each took a kid's name and filled a backpack. Some folks went way above and beyond the call of duty. Someone decorated personalized notebooks. Someone added a big bag of Smarties. Get it? Smarties. Someone added jewelry (OK, that was me). One backpack was so full we could hardly lift it.

Don't you love it when people work together to do something worthwhile?

Going back to school is not fun for most kids, hopefully this makes it a little better,
Normal Girl

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