October 2015, we felt it was time to increase our 7 year-old son’s opportunity to serve others in need. He loves helping around the house, helping our neighbors and also assisting at community organizations. So we created “The Street Sack”.
During our planning discussion, he did not understand that there are people that do not have a home. He looked at me and asked, “so where do they sleep?” He looked troubled and hurt as I explained that, unfortunately, there are people that do not have a roof over their heads. He immediately was ready for us to take action.
Initially, our Street Sacks contained: Clif Bars, Wool Socks, Hand Warmers, Toe Warmers,… Our little “big” one was so engaged and gave input of what we should include. He listed some great ideas. One was to give folks a map to homes, so they could find a place to stay. So with that, he went to our dining room table and drew a map of houses. Additionally, a friend of ours gave us blankets when they found out what we were doing.
We went out as a family and searched for those that would need a Street Sack and a blanket. We also pray for each person we help and those that are without a home and support.
We have no idea what we are doing but are not letting this stop us. It started as a lesson for our son but has become a passion for all of us. And in addition, it is bringing us closer as a family.
Purpose Point(s): What has been on your heart to accomplish lately? If you have not taken the first step, what is causing the hesitation? What initial first step can you take to start your vision? Take it! The most important key is to START.