One of the best things about being out of debt is that it allows us to be generous in our giving of time and money.
I had the pleasure of working with so many great volunteers, including the fabulous Jennifer McPherson at the Hope House. Sarah Lickfold, fellow Leadership Spokane alum and current Executive Director of Transitions played a vital part in the event as well!
Earlier this month we stood outside and anxiously awaited deliveries of donations from citizens in the community. We were collecting things for women experiencing homelessness or transitional housing including bras, panties, feminine hygiene products, socks and more.
Some of us helped sort and count all the items! I was astonished to see the support shown by the community. Several men delivered donations and one man walking down the street asked what we were doing. After he learned why were standing in the cold handing out bra-shaped cookies, he asked, "would you accept a cash donation?"
The outcome from this drive was phenomenal. I just read the numbers...see for yourself:
2,124 pairs of underwear
and over 2000 misc. items and toiletries.
What would you do if you had enough money and time?