Blessed by Volunteers & Donors

Aug 5, 2011  |     |   General

The past few days have been full of excitement right outside my office doors! That’s because this year, the Back to School Bash is held at the Admin Building and the conference room has been converted into a shopping center!

We’ve been blessed by many church groups, corporations, and individuals donating brand new clothes, shoes, jackets, backpacks and other back to school items for this event. As I walk through the hallway on our floor, I see dedicated volunteers hanging up clothes, sorting shoes, and organizing everything into neat piles based on gender and sizes. Their hard work is paid off when we hear the “oohs and ahhs” of the children when they first come inside to go “shopping”.

Each day a new group of children get to come over and go shopping and pick out new school clothes. Right outside my office, I overhear tiny little voices of enthusiasm chattering and giggling about the new pink dress they picked out or how cool his new Spiderman shirt is that matches his new Spiderman tennis shoes! Open Door Mission is very blessed to have such wonderful donors and volunteers partnering with us, and I thank God for them each day!

Frank A. Clark said “Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.” These children will never know who our donors or volunteers are, but we as staff certainly do and we definitely appreciate each and every one of you!

Mimi Hannor
Open Door Mission