WOW! Is my first word! This year was so exciting! As this was the second year in our search to love on those who go without, that our class learned about those who are without homes for the month of March. This is an eye-opening concept for some students to imagine life without a home and all the luxuries that come with that gift!
Last year we collected 69 bags to bring downtown to help our fellow San Diegans who go without a home. This year we set out goal higher in hopes to raise 100 bags! We were so excited as each day new bags came in from 206 students or other EBS students that chose to participate. On the last collection date before spring break, we collected 114 bags! It was so shocking and celebratory as we counted the bags past the 100 mark!
At the end of Spring Break my family and some friends of ours headed downtown on a gorgeous day and found a new spot that had so many friendly people that were without out homes and in need of some daily and personal items to help them out. We thought we’d have more since we had over 100 bags, but once we parked in 7-10 minutes all the bags were gone! My daughter has the hardest time at the end, when there are more people and not enough bags. Its so hard as you want to help everyone, but had a great time interacting with those we got to meet. It only motivated us to bring more next time! As we passed out each of the bags, men an women were so excited because it was clear each bag was unique and each held different treasures. Socks and bottles of water were in high demand this year!
The day after our outing, another EBS family dropped off an additional 20 bags at my doorstep! We are trying to make some extras at our house as well and will carry a few in our car to pass out when driving around and seeing a friend who is in need.
Thank you so much for sharing the need and experience with your child/students and for donating a bag to generously give to others and love on them!
Here’s a couple shots we caught from Delivery Day!