This time last year, my husband and I felt led to make and distribute Street Sacks for people that were homeless or in need. This was something that we knew would affect our family in a powerful way. Boy, what an understatement.
November 2015 – February 2016 we created and gave out 16 Street Sacks, as a family. Even though I do not enjoy the thought of crying, I have to confess that each person that received a Street Sack touched my heart. I would pray (and cry) after every outing. And before we went out, I loved our time as a family “assembly line” packing these care packages. They contained socks, soup, toothbrush sets, hand/toe warmers, and other needed items. Yes, it was a mixture of emotions. I knew we were doing what we were called to do but the question always came to my mind…Is this really enough?
Our pastor asked if we could do the Street Sacks at our church with others that were interested in helping. Wow, REALLY? Our church family and people that were part of the community helped with obtaining the Street Sack contents, packaging and distribution. It was so awesome to see everyone working together, no matter how smooth or chaotic the process. This great action of caring and support was given the name “Love on the Go”.
From April – November 2016, we produced:
- 293 Street Sacks…WOW!
- 13 Back-to-School Backpacks for children in need (given to ISD 91)
- 63 packed purses and 42 additional gift purses during Operation Purse for homeless women or women in need (gifted to homeless women and women rescued from sex trafficking or prostitution)
In addition, 23 EMPWR Coats have been obtained and distributed.
Currently, all I can say is our life has changed and we know it will only get better. Going into it we wanted to help others and teach our child how to do the same. All of our passion increased for this mission. And, yes, the question still flashes in our minds…Is this enough? We will keep on moving forward on this path, build more partnerships and help more of our brothers, sisters and children that are in need.
We would love your support. Be a part of this journey that continues to grow before our eyes. Go to this link to find out how you can also help us help others.
I want to thank my family and friends, Destiny Christian Church, ISD 91, Breaking Free, IIOM/Engage Mentoring Program, A Real Change – Inner Circle (Sandi Krakowski) and all that have supported this great endeavor.
Looking forward to another great year! Many blessings to you.