Saturday, March 21, 2009

To Most...It's Just A Pillow

but for the kids at the Children's Home. It's much more than that.....

I took a full pallet of donated shampoo and hair conditioner to our kids this past week. Courtesy of an angel to the Children's Home who never fails to call every few months to say he has another pallet for us, come and get it.
We love that man.

As I pulled up to the Children's Home, I watched as my friend Don was graciously accepting a couple of new pillows. Later, after the forklift had unloaded my pallet, I had the chance to visit with Don asking how things were going and to just chit-chat for a bit. The man is a constant source of optimism. Quick to shake your hand and to offer up a warm smile. He was also holding those pillows like gold bricks...

We Could Use Your Help In Finding A Donor

As you can imagine, our Children's Home depends on the generosity of those willing to give of their time, talents and treasures. I asked Don about the pillows and his eyes spoke before the words ever left his mouth.
Each child that comes under our care receives their own pillow, bed sheets, blanket and toothbrush. For many, if not most, these items are the first things they will have ever had to call their own. And when the time comes and they leave the Home, they leave with these items. It seems so small and yet it is so hard to convey just how important these seemingly inconsequential personal items become to our kids.

If you or someone you know can connect us with a company willing to donate standard size white pillows we would love to hear from you. There are over 90 children in the residency program, plus over 90 in the foster care program. In an average year, the Children's Home touches over 300 children who will come to know and depend on the many caring people committed to giving them the love and protection they so desperately need.
The gift of a pillow.

To most it's just a pillow but to our kids it means so much more...


Vivian M said...

I got goose bumps reading this. I hope companies come forward with donations!
Thanks for the link.

Kristy said...

If I had a million dollars I would give it all to you. This was a beautiful post and I pray that some business steps up to help. God bless you for doing this.


Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Very touching background is foster care/adoption social work so this is an area very close to my heart. I'll keep my ears open and spread the word. Thank you for the blog comment. I agree...spring is a wonderful season around here! Happy Spring to you and your beautiful family.